The D.C. Council tackles a range of progressive labor bills. The fight over who can grow medical marijuana in Maryland will go to court. And Fairfax County's schools superintendent steps down.
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.
- Andres Mejia Acosta Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex
- Michael Shifter Vice President for Policy at Inter-American Dialogue; and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service
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