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AQ Podcast: Today’s LGBTQ+ Politics in Latin America

An expert's overview of the state of LGBTQ+ rights in the region, and how they relate to politics.
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LGBTQ+ rights have been a political battleground between social conservatives and progressives throughout Latin America. While some countries set the standards for greater freedoms at the beginning of the century, a backlash has recently been gaining ground in some portions of the Western Hemisphere. No doubt, the situation is complex. Today, in our podcast, we will give an overview of LGBTQ+ issues in the region, how they intersect with politics, and where they’re headed in years to come.

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Javier Corrales is a professor of Political Science at Amherst College


Brian Winter is editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly

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Tags: AMLO, AQ Podcast, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Jair Bolsonaro, Javier Milei, LGBT Rights in Latin America, LGBTQ, Maduro, Mexico, Raul Castro, Venezuela
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