Andrew Selee, director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center and Felipe Aguero, Professor in the Department of International Studies at the University of Miami and a current Fellow of the Wilson Center


From Mexico to Chile, Latin America is experiencing a season of electoral change. Throughout the region pressure is being exerted by restive populations bent on putting more responsive governments in power. The result is a renewed emphasis on populism. Whether this signifies a more leftist orientation in regional governance is a question often posed by outside analysts. Andrew Selee and Felipe Aguero explain how current traditions fit within a venerable tradition of Latin American populist politics.