Latin America’s Shaky Normalcy

Latin America has entered a new phase of political transition. The “golden age” of the Latin American left has come to an end, first and foremost due to the completion of the commodities’ super-cycle and rising public disillusion with the performance of left-wing leaders. However, this need not translate into an inevitable “turn to the right”, nor signal a beginning of the long-awaited inter-American rapprochement, especially given that the presidency of Donald Trump in the United States, coupled with mounting political tensions and economic difficulties at home, may force Latin America to confront new challenges.

An article by Paweł Zerka, PChD, Head of Research Foreign Policy and International Relations at WiseEuropa, can be found in the latest issue of The Polish Quarterly of International Affairs.