Maduro’s electoral victory was expected, given the boycott by the most powerful sectors of the opposition and allegations of vote manipulation. But both Chavistas and opposition camps will need to find common ground to solve the pressing challenges facing Venezuela.
While the Colombian government is implementing its peace accord, paramilitaries and complicit landowners continue to persecute the victims of the conflict. But the judiciary fails to hold those behind the violence to account.
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As Argentina debates a new law to legalize abortion, activists like Sandra Hoyos are rallying for a pro-choice future for the country.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will likely win Sunday’s elections—not due to fraud, but because of the opposition’s call for a boycott and continued support in Venezuela for the Chavista government.
A NACLA syllabus on the current situation in Venezuela
Elections loom amidst economic crisis and the threat of political violence in Venezuela. What are the possible outcomes?
The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) has revealed $2 million in illegal campaign financing in the 2015 election of President Jimmy Morales. What will it mean for the country’s anti-corruption movement?
The Trump administration’s foreign policy toward Venezuela includes supporting a boycott of Sunday’s elections in Venezuela, hinting at the possibility of a coup, and enacting harmful economic sanctions, with consequences for democracy in the country beset by poverty and unrest.
Miguel Díaz-Canel’s presidency in Cuba is not so much a sign that the government recognizes the urgency of citizens’ demands for change in government, but that the state needs a new face to prepare for inevitable standoffs yet to come.