The Miami Herald quotes Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Deputy Director Jason Marczak on elections in Guatemala, Argentina, Colombia, and Haiti:

In that sense, Fernández’s populist policies and high-drama political style seem to be losing their luster amid a tanking economy and eroding security, said Jason Marczak, the deputy director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center in Washington.

“The skin has come off the onion in terms of the real state of the Argentine economy,” he said. “People see what’s looming on the horizon.”

“Macri represents the incentive to reach out to the foreign investor community, to implement the market reforms that were anathema to Cristina Fernández,” he added.


“Guatemala is interesting in that it shows this increasing trend across Latin America that the peoples’ voice actually matter and peoples’ votes count,”‘ Marczak said.

Morales’ election is “a very positive development in terms of holding the elites responsible,” he added.

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