During the first years of this century, Latin America was dominated by left-wing governments. It was the so-called ‘pink tide’ – when 3/4 of South America’s population were led by leftist presidents.
But the tide has since turned – with conservative and right-wing candidates winning election in several countries.
CGTN’s Paulo Cabral has this report from Sao Paulo.
- Alejandro Velasco is an associate professor at the New York University and a Historian of modern Latin America.
- Brian Winter is the Editor-in-Chief of Americas Quarterly and a Latin America Political Analyst.
- Lucas Koerner is a political analyst and editor for Venezuelanalysis.com.
- Rodrigo Constantino is an economist and Author.
The far right is on the rise not only in Brazil but across Latin America — driven by the middle class that left-wing governments helped create. https://t.co/lbfqls2k8d
— Jacobin (@jacobinmag) October 28, 2018
Jair Bolsonaro has won Brazil`s presidential election, ushering in the first far-right administration in Latin America’s largest country since its former military dictatorship ended more than three decades ago https://t.co/PmpjdUo0Eh
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) October 28, 2018