Six countries in Central and South America elect new presidents in 2019. Elsewhere in the Americas, Justin Trudeau will be vying for a second term as prime minister when Canada holds federal elections on October 21. Additionally, Guyana—which is on track to surpass Mexico and Venezuela to become Latin America’s second-largest oil producer in the coming decade—will also hold general elections in 2019 at a still-to-be-determined date.
Explore our individual guides via links below:
- ARGENTINA: August 11 primaries, October 27 general elections, November 24 runoff
- BOLIVIA: January 27 primaries, October 20 general elections, runoff TBD
- EL SALVADOR: February 3 general election, March 10 runoff
- GUATEMALA: June 16 general election, August 11 runoff
- PANAMA: May 5 single round
- URUGUAY: October 27 general elections, November 24 runoff
AS/COA tracks the votes through articles, poll updates, podcasts, and programs.
Public dissent and legal challenges have slowed implementation of President Mauricio Macri’s 2017 reform.
From gubernatorial PASOs to the first-ever mandatory presidential debates, AS/COA Online outlines key dates ahead of October 27 general elections.
Learn about the candidates’ positions on everything from constitutional reform to social security to agricultural production.
The opposition PRD party leads the race in the seven-candidate field ahead of the May 5 vote.
Learn about what the 37-year-old former mayor plans to do as president.
AS/COA Online takes a look at upcoming presidential races in Argentina, Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, and Uruguay.
President Jimmy Morales' maneuvering against Guatemala's institutions could give the U.S. a chance to recalibrate its policy.
Can Nayib Bukele win outright on February 3? That’s the big question—and the result is not a given.
Steven Levitsky, co-author of How Democracies Die, talks about Brazil’s election, strategies for the Venezuelan opposition, and the lack of female authoritarians.
Another controversial maverick hits the campaign trail in Latin America.
A year out from Argentina's election, a familiar face is testing political waters.
The frontrunner’s direct connection with supporters is upending party politics.
Argentina’s president is struggling with an economic crisis. His predecessor is implicated in a huge corruption case. Is there room for another challenger?
Cinco miembros del gabinete, dos gobernadores, un alcalde, líderes del sector privado y otros se reunieron durante la decimoquinta conferencia anual de AS/COA en Buenos Aires.
Los gobernadores de Salta y Mendoza hablaron de la importancia de la transparencia en la política y en los mercados para la mejoría de la economía argentina.