5 Viral Moments from a New Era in Latin American Politics

By Rich Brown, Martina Graña

From a campaign bus breakdown to an ill-advised whiskey toast, what makes a political moment viral is quickly changing.

This article is adapted from AQ’s special report on millennials in politics @DiegoSantilli/TikTok The "Santileta" — Argentina WHAT HAPPENED During his campaign for a seat in the Chamber of Deputies in 2021, Diego Santilli refurbished an old Volkswagen van, painted his smiling face on its side, and added the slogan, “Get on board with hope.” Santilli used this van, nicknamed the “Santileta,” to tour his district. Unfortunately, the Santileta broke down, and a bystander snapped a photo of the symbol of “hope” getting towed away. WHERE IT...

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