Category Archives: Latin America

Ecuador Faces off over Re-election

UPDATED: Ecuador has approved all proposed consultation questions including limitation of reelection to one period. Vote Results are: Question 1. 73.1% yes, no 26.29% Elimination from politics because of corruption conviction. Question 2. 64.21% yes, 35.79% no. Indefinite election reduced … Continue reading

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Marred Honduras Election Continues 2009 Crisis

UPDATED OAS General Secretary Luis Alamagro has told CNN  Feb 12 that the organization still does not recognize the results of the recent Honduran presidential elections. See Sources: note 5   By Ronald J. Morgan Once again, the international community has … Continue reading

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Peru Enters Period of Crisis

By Ronald J. Morgan The Christmas Eve pardon of former president and dictator Alberto Fujimori has brought Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski a crisis which is expected to destroy his presidency. The perception that the decision could not have been … Continue reading

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Chile Returns Right Wing Billionaire to Power

By Ronald J. Morgan The right has returned to power in Chile. The election ebbed and flowed over first and second rounds and a new leftist force arose as well. But in the end, Sebastián Piñera, 68, of the Center Right … Continue reading

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Argentina Green-lights Pro Business Shift

By Ronald J. Morgan Argentina’s recent Oct. 22, midterm elections have reshaped the Argentine congress and made the conservative Cambiemos Party the major power in the land. Winning more than 40 percent of the votes nation wide, the coalition of … Continue reading

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Venezuela Opposition Opts Out of Municipal Elections

By Ronald J. Morgan In a surprising turnabout, the Venezuela opposition is in tumult following a dispute over the legitimacy of the Venezuelan Constitutional Assembly. As a result of a feeling that the Venezuelan electoral system should be declared fraudulent … Continue reading

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Venezuela Regional Elections: A Major Opposition Defeat

Ronald J. Morgan After street protests, which left 125 dead in Venezuela in the  first half of 2017, the second half of the year has been marked by election of a new constitutional convention and regional elections. The protests called … Continue reading

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