Kirchner, Uribe, Morales, Fujimori… The past weighs heavily on today’s Latin America

Latin America seems to be anchored to yesterday. On the left, the shadow of early-century political leaders is very long. On the right, discourse has evolved little.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An anchor keeps Latin America stuck in its most recent past. A retrospective look highlights how difficult it is for the region to turn the page, which is not about left or right. The script is, if not repetitive, very familiar.

There's a businessman, banker, Guillermo Lasso, who became victorious in Ecuador in his third attempt, with proposals that don't differ much from those he presented in the first try. Or a Fidel Castro nostalgic, Pedro Castillo, who will run for the presidency of Peru against the daughter of the autocrat jailed for human . . .

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