Elections

September 29, 2014
Roque Planas

After Obama's mishandling of this Summer's influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the border, will Democrats win back the trust of Latino voters?

July 8, 2014
Debbie Sharnak

The "No a la baja" campaign in Uruguay protests a new law coming to vote that would lower the age of criminal responsibility, unfairly pinpointing adolescents as the perpetrators of crime and insecurity.

March 14, 2014
After ARENA's accusations of fraud in the El Salvador presidential election, Ramiro Fúnez talks with an international election observer who state that "these elections were as clean and transparent as they could possibly be."
March 7, 2014
Upcoming run-off elections in El Salvador and Costa Rice look positive for social democratic candidates. Sánchez Cerén and Solís take their policies to the polls. 
March 7, 2014
Cecca Ochoa

This Sunday, March 9th, El Salvador will elect its next president in a run-off election. A look at the FMLN in historical context and the progress of democracy in El Salvador. 

May 7, 2013
Zoë Clara Dutka

In the wake of a close electoral race launched hastily after Hugo Chavez’s death in March, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro finds himself facing a nation taut from the reactionary smoke-and-mirrors conflict surrounding the legitimacy of his 1.8% margin victory.

December 20, 2012
Gabriel Hetland

Regional elections do not usually attract international media headlines. But Sunday’s gubernatorial race in Venezuela was not a typical regional election. This was the first time since Chávez came to power in 1999 in which he was unable to actively campaign in an election.

December 14, 2012
Gabriel Hetland

On December 8, Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez announced that his cancer has returned. Unlike past announcements, this time around Chávez publicly acknowledged that his odds of survival may not be great. Chávez took the astonishing, and quite unprecedented, step of naming a successor, foreign secretary Nicolas Maduro.

November 5, 2012
The paradigm that has emerged during Chávez’s presidency is threatening to the dominant political discourse in the United States. So it’s not surprising to see the U.S. media’s hostile reactions to the politics of Venezuela, where citizens expect their votes to translate into genuine improvements in their daily lives—and politicians must deliver on those expectations.
July 3, 2012
On the late afternoon of Saturday, June 30, members of the Mexican community of greater New York City gathered in Manhattan’s Union Square and cast their ballots in a a symbolic vote for the country’s president. The action illustrates the dynamic nature of the U.S.-Mexico border region, while serving as a manifestation of the ongoing struggle to define it.

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