Category Archives: Elections

A taste of your own medicine: ¡Viva el Generalissimo Trump! & meddling in elections

Earlier in the week the Electoral College ratified the result of the U.S. general election. It’s official; Trumptime begins in January. Sadly, this is certain to have far-reaching consequences for Latin America. The United States is a significant trading partner … Continue reading

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Take it or leave it: elections in Nicaragua

Nicaraguans going to the polls today will find a familiar name on the ballot: Daniel Ortega, ruler of Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990 and again from 2007 onwards is seeking re-election. Moreover,  armed with a decision not invite foreign observers … Continue reading

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The Weight of Political Baggage: Elections in Peru

Yesterday marked the final day of campaigning ahead of Sunday’s presidential second round run-off in Peru. The contest pits the Popular Force (FP) candidate Keiko Fujimori – daughter of disgraced former president Alberto Fujimori – against Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and … Continue reading

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