NEW AQ: Where Are Latin America’s Leaders? Look to Its Cities.

By AQ Online

The most effective leaders during the pandemic have been mayors. It’s interesting to examine why.

This article is part of AQ’s special report on Latin American mayors | Leer en español | Ler em português Exactly 50 years ago, while accepting his Nobel Prize for literature in Stockholm, the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his speech on a hopeful, even utopian note. “Only with a burning patience can we conquer the splendid city which will give light, justice and dignity to all mankind,” Neruda said. “In this way, the song will not have been sung in vain.” Such soaring language seems entirely out of place in today’s Americas, as many...

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