Is A New Political Tide Rising in South America?

South America's pink tide

Leftist democratic victories at the turn of the century, known as the “Pink Tide,” have been floundering with recent high-stake elections across South America, though the winners are hard to classify. The “right” tends to be associated with military dictatorship, economic polarization, and racial exclusion, but new leaders are promising a class-blind pragmatism that’s not bound to the traditional left/right dichotomy.

In light of slowing economies, persistently high inequality, and widespread disenchantment with the role of governments across South America, OEF’s David Schoeller-Diaz offers his analysis in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs of the coming political landscape, and the priorities that no new political force can ignore.

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