R104 | Latin America: Why the Left Has Made a Comeback


3:30 - 5:00 p.m.


9/22, 9/29, 10/6,
10/20, 10/27, 11/3

Six Sessions 

In these trying times with the world moving in a right-wing authoritarian direction, recent elections in Latin America have given power to clear left-wing Presidents in Peru, Chile and Colombia. This October In Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro (the tropical Trump) will be seeking re-election against the former leftist President Jose Ignacio Lula da Silva (known as Lula). Lula currently holds a commanding lead and is expected to win. Why have so many important nations in this region taken an opposite path than the rest of the world? This course will seek to answer this question with detailed analysis of the economic, social and political realities of these countries and their effects on recent elections. Along the way, it should be fun compare this phenomenon to the mid-term elections in the United States

Martin Weinstein, Ph.D., New York University; Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, William Patterson University, N.J.; author of two volumes on Uruguay and numerous articles about Latin America.

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