Democratic Resilience in Latin America: Insights from Argentina, Brazil, and Guatemala

Wednesday 29 November 2023 (16:00-17:30)

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Join us for this special panel organized as part of the activities of the REPRESENT network of scholars from the Universities of Nottingham and Birmingham to discuss contemporary challenges to democracy in Latin America and the measures taken to address them from a comparative perspective.

What challenges emerge when anti-establishment politicians win elections and when presidents attempt to undermine democracy? How do civil society, legislatures, opposition, and the judiciary respond to such efforts? The panel in this REPRESENT/CEDAR/POLSIS seminar, blends together perspectives from scholars and a leading journalist to explore the political dynamics in Brazil, Argentina and Guatemala, reflecting on the presidential elections in Argentina, President Bolsonaro's attempts to dismantle democracy and maintain power, and the substantial obstacles faced by President Arevalo since assuming office.  


  • Rachel Schwartz (University of Oklahoma)
  • Jorge Liotti (La Nación)
  • Manoel Gehrke (University of Birmingham)

Chair: Tim Haughton
Convenor: Manoel Gehrke

Time: 16:00-17:30 (UK time)
Venue: Online