AD 2021: The Wake Up Call : Bridging Divides in South America (Spanish)

December 3, 2021

El año 2021 marca para los países de América Latina, salvo Bolivia y Cuba, el inicio de un nuevo e intenso período electoral, que se extenderá hasta 2024. Renovaciones o reelecciones de presidentes en un contexto marcado por la incertidumbre económica, la polarización política y por la inestabilidad social. En el plano económico, la pandemia supuso un shock sistémico sin precedentes, exacerbando los problemas estructurales pre-existentes que frustran toda expectativa de mejora socio-económica. En el plano político, si bien el continente latinoamericano solía tener una cierta homogeneidad ideológica (el “giro a la izquierda” de la primera década del siglo XXI y el “giro a la derecha” de mediados del decenio anterior), el contexto actual presenta un panorama lleno de incertidumbre y heterogeneidad. Dónde es más visible esta polarización y fragmentación política? Se puede hablar de una crisis institucional regionalizada? • La oleada de protestas que ha tenido lugar cobró bastante protagonismo puesto que fueron protagonizadas por los jóvenes. ¿Qué papel está desempeñando la juventud latinoamericana?

Speakers
Laura Albornoz
Senior Fellow at the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Former Minister of Women's Affairs, Chile
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