Latin America

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Dec 27, 8:28 PM |

By Sam Aman

As we cap off a crazy 2017, Latin America is gearing up for an even crazier 2018. Of the five (potentially six) presidential elections to be held in the region next year, those in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico promise to be particularly contentious. Peter and Muni take a closer look at these three Latin American powerhouses and the key issues and candidates to watch in their upcoming races. They’re joined by Venezuelan author and political scientist Moisés Naím to discuss broader trends in the region – some of them encouraging, others extremely worrying.

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About the Hosts

Peter Schechter works in both politics and policy. He served as the Atlantic Council’s senior vice president for strategic initiatives and previously co-founded a premier strategic communications company, working as a political campaign advisor in more than 20 countries.  Muni Jensen is a former Colombian diplomat, columnist, and television political commentator.