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Colombian elections 2022: Petro or Fico? 

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Colombia’s presidential elections are just around the corner (with a second round in June if no candidate obtains more than 50 per cent of the vote).  Jorge Luis Rodriguez, a graduate from Bogota’s Los Andes university, takes a closer look at the two main candidates and what’s at stake for Colombians.
Xiomara Castro, candidata a la presidencia del país por el Partido Libre, durante la caravana de cierre de su candidatura para las elecciones primarias de su partido en marzo de 2021. De resultar ganadora en las elecciones generales del 28 de noviembre, Xiomara Castro se convertiría en la primera mujer en ser presidenta. Tegucigalpa, 7 de marzo de 2021. Foto: Martín Cálix.

Voz IIII | Xiomara Castro: the first 100 days

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When Honduras’ first female president Xiomara Castro rose to power under a feminist agenda, women all over the country were filled with hope. But a hundred days into her government, with not a single change introduced that benefits women, pressure is mounting for Castro to fulfil her promises.

Bolsonaro provokes constitutional crisis to cloak scandals

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Mired in scandal, Bolsonaro provokes a constitutional crisis to divert attention. But, as Lula's campaign gears up, the key question is what the military will do.

Brazil: Lula’s victory over lawfare

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With the last law-suits against him dropped, Lula is busy building support for himself and likely running-mate Geraldo Alckmin in the run-up to the presidential elections in October 2022.

Chile: una revolución de hembras

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Gabriel Boric, elected President of Chile with a sound majority in December, took office on 11 March, swearing in a cabinet with 14 women and 10 men. To Imogen Mark this felt like a real revolution.

Brazil’s 2022 election: reading the runes

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Polls give Lula a decisive lead in the run-up to this year's presidential elections. Will the Bolsonaros (Jair and his sons) allow the victory, or will they play the Trump card?

Brazil: reaction vs progress

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Professor David Treece reviews Jan Rocha's chronicle of her years reporting for the BBC on Brazil during the military dictatorship

Lula leads the polls

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Lula is riding high in the polls, but faces daunting challenges if he is elected. Will Bolsonaro go quietly or imitate Trump. If Bolsonaro wins, the Amazon will be lost.

Mexico: the violence blighting children’s lives

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It is almost 12 years since the Mexican government ‘declared war on violence’. Since then there have been thousands more homicides and people declared missing. Narcoculture and violence have become normalised in Mexican society. Everyone is affected, but none more so than children, who exhibit more aggressive behaviour and violent play.

Nicaragua: a contested election

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William Robinson in NACLA argued that the recent Nicaraguan presidential election was a 'sham'. Here two journlists examine his arguments in detail and offer a very different view.

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