Earth & Conservation

Latin America's Right Is Poised To Retake Power

Conservatives have amassed recent victories in Latin America, signaling a shift from left-wing politics. Is the region turning conservative?

In the early 2000's, protests swept across Latin America, leading to the rise of progressive leaders and left-leaning political parties. The trend started with the election of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in 1999, then spread to Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Paraguay.

This so-called 'Pink Tide' of left-wing politics dominated Latin America for more than a decade. However, over the course of 2015 and 2016, conservative movements took hold in much of the region, signaling that the tide has officially turned.

Is Latin America on track to become politically conservative once again? Watch today's Seeker Daily video to find out.

Learn More:

The New York Times: Is Leftist Era Fading in Latin America? Ask Colombia and Brazil

The New Yorker: What's Next For Mauricio Macri, Argentina's New President?

The Washington Post: Kirchner era ends in Argentina, but maybe not 'Kirchnerismo'