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Latin America. what does the return of the left to power mean?

The left is back in Latin America. It is even more than a return, as countries traditionally on the right have elected presidents from the left: Gustavo Petro in Colombia or Xiomara Castro in Honduras, “Amlon” in Mexico. This recalls the glory hours of the South American left in the 2000s, when Hugo Chávez in Venezuela, Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva in Brazil, Nestor Kirchner in Argentina, Rafael Correa in Ecuador, Evo Morales in Bolivia, “Pepe” Mujica in Uruguay. to be able to decide the future of the peninsula. When together at the OAS (Organization of American States) summit in Mar del Plata in 2005, they turned their backs on Bush’s United States, rejecting his proposal to create a massive free trade area. Then the right returned to power in almost all countries, successive economic crises prompted the population to impose sanctions on the incumbent powers.

• Why is the left making a comeback?

“Since the early 2010s, outgoing governments have almost always…

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Source: Le Figaro

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