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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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