We’re featuring a series this month called “2019: A Look Ahead” and continue with a look at the future of Latin America. In the last 12 months leadership has changed in Latin American countries including Brazil, Cuba and Mexico. Brazil elected a far right president, Jair Bolsonaro, while Mexico has its first leftist president in seven decades, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. And for the first time in over 50 years, the leader of Cuba is not a Castro, it’s Miguel Diaz Canel. In the meantime Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was sworn in last week for his second term, even though his reelection is being called illegitimate and the country is in economic turmoil. Host Dan Loney examines many of these issues with William Burke White, Director of The Perry World House and Law Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and Benjamin GEDAN, Senior Advisor to the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University and a former South America Director of the National Security Council at The White House.
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