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The Latin America SITREP February 2016, by Jack

Contents: 1) Main events in Latin America in 2016: US elections, Pink Tide Fights Back? (Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil) Peace in Colombian? Cuba: in from the Cold and OAS v CELAC in Haiti. 2) Recommended Latin American Sources. 3) Conclusion about Latin American prospects in the coming period. 1. The coming year: Bernie Sanders v The Rest. Foreign policy is incredibly unimportant to US presidential elections but extremely important to the

Latin America SITREP December 1st, 2015 by Jack J.

The Shifting Pink Tide [Updated] Kirchnerism is out of the presidency in Argentina but remains a force to be reckoned with, controlling both houses of congress, whilst Kirchner herself is free to stand again in 4 years’ time. Paraguay: Colorado Party lose Mayoralty of Asunción to Revolutionary February Party. Important elections in Venezuela immanent. Latin America Pope a ‘Progressive Leader’. Ecuador: Correa unexpectedly pledges to step down. Brazil: Rouseff beset

Latin America SITREP November 14th, 2015 by Jack

Increasingly, left-wing commentators are writing pieces that are not only critical of the ‘Pink Tide’, but that point to its reversal. Personally, I think we should remember that the Right has not won an election against a Left incumbent this century. Elections in Argentina (later this month) and Venezuela (early next month) may change that. Contents: Upcoming Elections: Venezuela Mid-term, Second Round Argentina Election Results: Belize News: El Salvador: FMLN

Latin America SITREP October 28th, 2015 by Jack

1) Latin American Left: the Pink Tide: 1999-present? Two recent pieces on the status and prospects of the progressive governments, social movements and multilateral institutions collectively known as the ‘Pink Tide’. Raúl Zibechi: Taking stock of ‘Progresismo’ in Latin America [source] Immanuel Wallerstein: The Latin American Left Moves Rightward [source] (NB I have the utmost respect for both these writers, but the optimist in me has to say that it

First Latin American SITREP

Dear friends, As I have mentioned to you, we are working on the creation of a Latin American Saker Blog. The person in charge is organizing an multi-country team of volunteers (if you are interested, please email me) and I will tell you that from my exchanges with this person I have very high hopes for the Latin American Saker Blog. Not only will this add a huge audience to