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Latin America and right-wing populism

Bryan Hall
Foley speaker's room, Bryan Hall 308
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About the event

Beginning with the election of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez in 1998, a tide of leftwing regimes swept South America. However, recent years have seen a resurgence of right-wing and populist presidents, such as Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil. Does this signify the end of the left in the region?

Steven Levitsky is professor of government at Harvard University, and the bestselling author of How Democracies Die, published in 2018.

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