Lula da Silva is leading the polls for Brazil’s upcoming presidential election. But far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro is threatening a coup to hold on to power if he loses the vote.
Francisco Dominguez is head of the Research Group on Latin America at Middlesex University. He is also the national secretary of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign and coauthor of Right-Wing Politics in the New Latin America (Zed, 2011).
Gabriel Boric’s victory in Chile is a vindication of the mass movement that took to the streets in 2019 — and points toward a country ready to bury Pinochet’s legacy and neoliberalism for good.
Since a US-backed coup toppled leftist president Manuel Zelaya in 2009, Honduras has been in crisis. The election of socialist Xiomara Castro is a chance to break the cycle and take on neoliberalism.