Chile: Notes from a Revolt
On April 26, a referendum will be held to determine if there will be a new Constitution. The hope is that the process will engage all of Chile in a discussion about what sort of country its people desire, channeling the energies of the protesters. It may not be an easy journey.
March 13, 2020
Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s Would-be Dictator
Brazil has been a democracy with direct presidential elections since 1989, but for the preceding quarter-century it was ruled by a brutal military dictatorship. Jair Bolsonaro is not merely nostalgic for that era; he would reintroduce the dictatorship’s political ethos, preserved and intact, into modern Brazil.
October 12, 2018