electoral politics

July 15, 2024
Javier Porras Madero

Caught between conflicting notions of “democracy,” leveled on one hand by a fearmongering right and on the other by a critical grassroots left, Mexico’s government must grapple with its undemocratic condition of global dependence.

July 5, 2024
Steve Ellner

Machado is not the godsend for the opposition portrayed by the media and her close supporters. But opposition leaders have more cause for hope than in the past.

June 28, 2024
Angus McNelly

A general and his troops stormed the seat of government in an apparent coup attempt. Three theories have emerged in a context of economic turmoil and political infighting within the ruling party.

June 17, 2024
Ociel Alí López

After years of boycotting elections, Venezuela’s opposition has united behind a presidential candidate. The result of the July 28 vote could give way to stability—or still deeper polarization.

June 11, 2024
Corey Kane

A former law enforcement chief under disgraced ex-President Ricardo Martinelli, Panama’s president-elect has a dubious human rights and criminal justice record.

June 10, 2024
Daniel Kent Carrasco, Diego Bautista Páez, Diana Fuentes, and Francisco Quijano

Sheinbaum’s triumph marks a profound reconfiguration of the political system that has shaped Mexican public life since the 1990s, and a powerful bulwark against the rise of the far right.

May 30, 2024
Pablo Pérez García

On June 2, Mexicans will vote in the most violent elections in the country's history. Fears of reprisal from criminal groups, and the lack of an effective state response, weaken the democratic process.

May 28, 2024
Simón Rodríguez

Luis Abinader has cultivated an image as a moderate, but his anti-Black and anti-immigrant policies lay bare a far-right agenda.

May 23, 2024
Ann Louise Deslandes

Candidates in Mexico’s upcoming general election promise to fix water scarcity, but the problem runs deeper than the polls.

October 24, 2016
Anna Sampaio

Latin@ voters stand poised to reshape the U.S. electoral map in the wake of Donald Trump’s racist presidential campaign.

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