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Latin American Studies Program

A blog managed by the current LASP Graduate Student Fellows

Ecuador’s Left in a time of uncertainty

by Karla Peña


In March of this year, I and other graduate fellows at Cornell’s Latin American Studies Program hosted a roundtable discussion on “The Receding ‘Pink Tide’ in Latin America.” We highlighted recent elections in Argentina and Peru, indigenous mobilizations against neo-extractivist governments of Ecuador and Bolivia, and the corruption scandals and impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff in Brazil.  Indeed, we ended the discussion with uncertainty around what constituted “the Left” in Latin America and what to expect in the coming year.  As  others have recently noted, this Left is living a crisis, at an impasse,  and/or even leading to it’s own death! (more…)

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