Coming Next to Latin America: Even More Political Fragmentation

By María Victoria Murillo

Expect even more outsiders in years ahead.

If you thought building political consensus in Latin America was hard before COVID-19, just wait The pandemic seems to be producing even greater polarization and political fragmentation, potentially opening the door further to outsiders and increased tensions between executive and legislative branches in the years to come Both trends have been underway for years, as the region’s governments largely failed to deal with recession, higher poverty, rising unemployment and increasing insecurity in recent years But now, the same structural problems that left Latin America particularly...

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