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New Left in Latin America different than in the 00's left tide


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https://www.barrons.com/news/colombia-election-signals-return-of-latin-america-s-left-01655845808?refsec=topics_afp-news

 

Before coming to power for the first time in Colombia, the left had already made a comeback in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru and Mexico, all with quite different profiles -- but generally far from the radical wing in power for so long in Cuba, Venezuela or Nicaragua.

 

"It's a different left to the one that settled in Latin America after the victories of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela (1998), Lula in Brazil (2002), Ricardo Lagos (1999) then Michelle Bachelet (2006) in Chile and the Kirchners (2003) in Argentina," said Rodrigo Espinoza, a political analyst at Chile's Diego Portales university.

 

The current left "has its eyes turned more towards the future, aiming not only to overcome the [current] crisis, but also to preserve the environment", he said, referring especially to Petro and Boric who have made tackling global warming a priority.

 

Lula has also gone green. While his campaign puts a lot of emphasis on his social programs that lifted 30 million Brazilians out of poverty during his first two terms (2003-2010), it is also focuses on defending the Indigenous peoples of the Amazon, with strong criticism Bolsonaro's environmental policy.

 

Gender and racial equality as well as LGBT+ rights are also increasingly popular issues with the left across the region, even if leaders like Peru's Pedro Castillo or Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega remain more conservative on these subjects.

 

Some leaders of the Latin American left are also trying to distance themselves from authoritarian regimes such as Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. "Venezuela will always be a burden for the left in the region and some leaders have distanced themselves from the [Nicolas] Maduro government in their campaigns," said Espinoza.

 

 

 

 

So in summary:

  • More focus on climate change and the environment
  • Emphasis is still in social programs and taking people out of poverty
  • Gender, racial and LGBTQ issues are now an important priority
  • Distancing from authoritarian regimes (like Venezuela and Nicaragua)
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yeah, Lula will win this election and next year almost all of Latin America will have Left governments 

 

i have to say tho i'm still not that comfortable cuz Lula in 2002 got Brazil in an economic great stage in terms of public accounts but w/ social disaster, now he'll have to face a disaster in all sides, not ""only"" social but in everything and with a WAYYYYY more polarized country that he got in 2002. it's going to be hard and he still didn't talk about what he's going to do, he only talk about what he already has done and we are a very different country right now... 

anyway, he's who i'm voting for i just hope his management will know better. Despite left disagreement Geraldo Alckmin was a great choice for VP. That was a win for governability next year, center needs to be on his side, unfortunately. That's what it is. 

 

i'm glad to see that it will be more green and LGBT sided, we need that :heart2::heart2: but Lula can't keep his simpathy for Venezuela and Cuba hided, he never did and never will. I dont think he'll even manage to do it like Haddad did in his 2018 campaign.  He will win anyway tho. :celestial2:

 

 

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In El Salvador the left behaved just like the right once they won power. The right and left fought each other for a 12 year civil war, the. The right were put into power by the USA and they ruled the country for 20 years and then the left one the presidency and ruled for another 10 years and were just as corrupt as the right. 2 of the leftist presidents fled the country because they knew they were corrupt and one faked their death.

 

as much as the liberal media criticizes Bukele he is doing a good job modernizing the country and now El Salvador’s economy is growing every year, COVID cases stable, and international investment in the country is at an all time high. And most importantly he has almost 90% approval rate from his citizens (the highest in the hemisphere Biden could never!)

 

Bukele doesn’t align himself with either the right or the left parties in his country. What Latin America needs are more independent candidates that have the balls to stand up against the US

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20 minutes ago, MotoPapi said:

In El Salvador the left behaved just like the right once they won power. The right and left fought each other for a 12 year civil war, the. The right were put into power by the USA and they ruled the country for 20 years and then the left one the presidency and ruled for another 10 years and were just as corrupt as the right. 2 of the leftist presidents fled the country because they knew they were corrupt and one faked their death.

 

as much as the liberal media criticizes Bukele he is doing a good job modernizing the country and now El Salvador’s economy is growing every year, COVID cases stable, and international investment in the country is at an all time high. And most importantly he has almost 90% approval rate from his citizens (the highest in the hemisphere Biden could never!)

 

Bukele doesn’t align himself with either the right or the left parties in his country. What Latin America needs are more independent candidates that have the balls to stand up against the US

You would have a more healthy country in general if that were the universal standard to getting elected regardless of left center or right.

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The current President of Argentina (Alberto Fernández) is one of the worst since our dictatorship ceased decades ago. The last one (Mauricio Macri) is worse than him, but this isn't any better. Both are **** with absolutely no sense of direction or leadership. And LOL I wish he would "distance" himself from Venezuela etc., he loves the far-left countries.

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The way Bolivia always gets purposefully ignored when it comes to this rhetoric. :rofl:Like they can’t really try it after the fascist racist coup, huh! Those sanctions cant be used to create a narrative that the government is starving it’s people, huh! Locally sourced food, and a country led by indigenous people, and powered by many many pueblos. The white latino right wingers are fuming! 

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