Rethinking Latin America's Leftist Shift

Rethinking Latin America's Leftist Shift

It's common wisdom that Latin American politics are heading increasingly to the left. But many observers say ideology alone can't explain recent election results in Latin America -- and that labeling things "left" and "right" can cause us...

It's common wisdom that Latin American politics are heading increasingly to the left. But many observers say ideology alone can't explain recent election results in Latin America -- and that labeling things "left" and "right" can cause us to misunderstand politics in Ecuador, Bolivia and other countries.

Guests

Michael Shifter

Vice President for Policy at Inter-American Dialogue; and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service

Andres Mejia Acosta

Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex

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