The 1980s have been called the ‘lost decade’ for Latin America.
Plagued by a debt crisis, the economy of the region was brought to a standstill. Now many countries in Latin America fear those conditions could be returning.
Struggling economies coupled with high rates of inequality have led to demonstrations in Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador and, more recently, in Colombia.
CGTN’s Michelle Begue and CGTN’s Paulo Cabral begin with these reports.
For more on this issue:
- Pepe Zhang is the Associate Director for China at the Atlantic Council’s Center for Latin America.
- Max Blumenthal is an author and journalist.
- Alejandro Velasco is an associate professor at the New York University and a historian of modern Latin America.
- Arthur Estopinan is the international and public affairs chief with the Estopinan Group, a political consultancy company.
Demonstrations are picking up in Colombia at the same time as a wave of protests have swept across Latin America, in Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia. https://t.co/w2fuNr2ZP4
— NPR (@NPR) November 24, 2019
Bolivia Moves Toward New Elections But Bars Evo Morales from Running https://t.co/jUEiiVFosw
— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) November 26, 2019
Despite having previously called for a national conversation with all sectors, Duque initially did not invite protest leaders to the talks.https://t.co/Y63SocIp0h
— Buenos Aires Times (@theBAtimes) November 26, 2019