Latin America has taken a rightward turn. The election of Mauricio Macri as president of Argentina in 2015 and, above all, that of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil 2018 began an electoral cycle in which Latin America seemed to turn its back on the “pink tide” of left-wing leadership that had dominated the region since the turn of the millennium. Issue 126 of Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals will analyse this phenomenon, taking a comprehensive approach to power that includes its ideological, economic, military and political dimensions, as well as its transnational influences. What is new about the region’s current generation of right-wing actors and what is not? The papers paint a broad picture of a regional right wing in transition. Many of the old centres of power remain prominent (such as the army and religion), but their roles and identities are transformed; meanwhile new actors and media are redefining the Latin American right for the 21st century.
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