In 2018, the three biggest countries in Latin America—Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico—will elect new presidents. But those aren’t the only ones where voters head to the ballot box in a year that could see sweeping political changes across the region.
Explore our individual guides via links below:
- BRAZIL: October 7 presidential and legislative elections, October 28 runoff
- CHILE: Elections took place in 2017 with the new president taking office March 7, 2018
- COLOMBIA: March 11 legislative elections, May 27 presidential, June 17 runoff
- COSTA RICA: February 4 presidential and legislative elections, April 1 runoff
- CUBA: April 19 presidential transition of power
- EL SALVADOR: March 4 legislative elections
- MEXICO: July 1 presidential and legislative elections
- PARAGUAY: April 22 presidential and legislative elections
- UNITED STATES: November 6 legislative elections
- VENEZUELA: May 20 presidential election
AS/COA is tracking the votes through articles, poll updates, podcasts, and programs. Check back regularly for new updates.
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