Pink Tide

June 17, 2022
Jeffery R. Webber

For the latest wave of the Left in power sweeping the region, the challenges are steep. Radical politics will continue to emerge from the streets.

May 27, 2022
Steve Ellner

As the Left in power returns, the lessons of the Pink Tide have become increasingly relevant. Recognizing governments’ well-conceived policies as well as their errors is key to understanding the comeback.

September 23, 2019
Jeffery R. Webber

Political theorist Mabel Thwaites Rey discusses the rise and decline of progressive governments in Latin America, dynamics that spurred the “end of the cycle,” and characteristics of the new Right.

August 28, 2019
Laura Weiss

Read the editor's intro to our latest print issue, "We Are All Workers," which focuses on Labor in the Americas. 

January 7, 2019
Jeffery R. Webber

In Catalyst, René Rojas provides an impressive structural analysis of the Pink Tide’s rise and fall. But to explain and confront a resurgent Right across the region, our understandings of the Left turn’s shortcomings must go further.

July 19, 2017
Linda Farthing and Thea N. Riofrancos

Part 1 in our two-part discussion on the state of the Left in Latin America, originally presented at Left Forum in a panel sponsored by NACLA and Jacobin Magazine in New York City on June 2, 2017.

April 13, 2016
Eva María and César Romero

Why some Venezuelan socialists have broken with President Nicolás Maduro.

September 8, 2015
Bryan Pitts

President Dilma Rousseff appears to have weathered calls for her impeachment, but the ruling Workers’ Party is in tatters, and a resurgent right is threatening the social progress of the last 12 years. Yet despite recent setbacks the left is showing signs of regeneration.

June 24, 2015
Daniel Hellinger

With a narrow focus on the left’s recent experiences, these collected essays successfully contextualize the issues confronting the movements, parties, and governments of Latin America’s radical left.

May 14, 2015
Jorge Derpic

Farthing and Kohl's analysis highlights the successes, challenges, and contradictions of Evo Morales' presidency.

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