Why Latin American Mayors Matter More Than Ever

By Eugene Zapata-Garesché

Local leaders are tackling big problems – often without the partisanship paralyzing national politics.

This article is part of AQ's special report on Latin American mayors | Leer en español As Latin America moves into recovery mode, it is becoming clear that mayors will lead the way. With national politics often plagued by radical partisanship, many countries in the region are suffering from both political paralysis and unpredictable policymaking. Given the resulting vacuum in leadership, the region should take a closer look at the power of cities and their local leaders. While cities have always been magnets for the concentration of people, ideas, innovation and economic...

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