The left’s victory in Chile’s presidential election – Gabriel Boric secured 56 percent of the vote in the second round – and the right wing’s dirty campaign that failed. The opportunity now exists to build a better Chile.
The challenges in Chile are immense. One of the great problems of Latin American has been the lack of strategic vision in economic development. The example of China and the centrality of development of productive forces is very important.
Since a US-backed coup toppled Mel Zelaya in 2009, Honduras has faced a clampdown on democracy and serious human rights abuses. The election of socialist Xiomara Castro is a chance to break the cycle.
The Virginia elections demonstrate that the key battleground for voters are the suburbs, and that the Republicans are demonstrating a winning suburban strategy.
Another Republican Presidential administration, whether led by Trump or by a Trump acolyte, would herald a catastrophe for global wellbeing.
The left’s candidate Pedro Castillo has won the second round of Peru’s presidential elections and defeated the far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori by 44,000 votes.
In response, Peru’s right wing and the US are planning a coup.
Guillermo Lasso, a former banker with close ties to the US, won Ecuador’s presidential election, defeating progressive candidate Andrés Arauz. The left, meanwhile, remains a major political force in Ecuador and will resist the avalanche of attacks to come.