New Directions in Latin America
Andrew Selee, director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center and Felipe Aguero, Professor in the Department of International Studies at the University of Miami and a current Fellow of the Wilson Center
From Mexico to Chile, Latin America is experiencing a season of electoral change. Throughout the region pressure is being exerted by restive populations bent on putting more responsive governments in power. The result is a renewed emphasis on populism. Whether this signifies a more leftist orientation in regional governance is a question often posed by outside analysts. Andrew Selee and Felipe Aguero explain how current traditions fit within a venerable tradition of Latin American populist politics.