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Elections
Popular, persistent and under investigation: Why former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner may be gearing up for a congressional run.
Everybody likes to rip the anti-Chavista opposition. Here are 8 reasons why they’re wrong.
Chile may become the latest Latin American country to shift to the right.
A corrida para suceder Michel Temer na presidência do Brasil inclui muitos rostos conhecidos — mas pode trazer surpresas.
A very early look at the race to succeed President Michel Temer reveals a wide-open field of mostly familiar names.
The ruling PRI lost big in Mexico’s state elections June 5, but the problems go deeper than any one party.
A violent crackdown on an LGBT demonstration recently spotlighted the government’s lack of progress in protecting gay and trans Peruvians.

In May, South America's two smallest countries went to the polls with differing results. On May 11, Guyana's People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) was ousted from government after 22 years. Two weeks later in neighboring Suriname, incumbent president and former military leader Dési Bouterse led his National Democratic Party (NDP) to a handy victory and looks set to extend his presidency by another five year term.

Only two countries in Latin America—Costa Rica and Uruguay—can be considered “full democracies,” according to an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) study commissioned by BBC for Democracy Day on January 20.

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