Lula's Victory and Latin America's Leftward Shift
About the Episode
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s victory in Brazil’s presidential election is part of a larger leftward shift in Latin American politics in recent years that stretches from Mexico to Chile. On Deep Dish, Brazilian students share some of the issues facing their country as they went to the polls and the challenges the new president will face. Plus, expert Yannik John discusses what the world should expect from this new wave of Latin American leaders and whether this leftward shift represents a new “pink tide”.
- Latin America’s Second Pink Tide Looks Very Different from the First, Oliver Stuenkel, Americas Quarterly, July 18, 2022
- Pink Tide 2.0? The same trap awaits, Yannik John, Global Americans, September 22, 2022
This episode is sponsored by UL Solutions.
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