On June 17, Colombia will elect its president for 2018-2022. After the first round of the election, two men will face each other in the runoff: Iván Duque, representing the right, and Gustavo Petro, for the left. Results from the first round of the election, held on May 27, evidence several changes in Colombia’s political dynamics, while other trends remain the same. These reflections are discussed in this article.
Cecilia Chacón discusses the historical context of the struggles to decriminalize abortion in Bolivia…
24th October 2017 Graphic novelist Kate Evans talks about the biography of Rosa Luxemburg she has drawn. The book was launched by the Sao Paulo office in October 2017. (Video in English and Portuguese).
In his essays on progressivism and the progressive governments in the Andean region, Eduardo Gudynas shows us how the notion and content of democracy have changed as these regimes hae developed, in the sense of a weakening of democracy as it was conceived in the tradition of the Left. The author notes an ever-greater difference between progressivism and what he calls the Classical Left in Latin America.
In both Bolivia and Ecuador, complex processes of political renewal have led to the approval of new constitutions. The two documents present a number of innovations, and have even been presented as examples of a “new constitutionalism”, addressing issues such as