Progressives are leading in the presidential elections of Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia, bucking the region's recent rightward trend. But there are lessons in the failures of leftists past.
Ecuador's new president, Lenin Moreno, has been disavowed by the party that brought him to power after disputing with his left-wing predecessor.
Ecuador's president, Lenin Moreno, has been flirting with conservatives. Beyond irking his base, it has also lead to mass resignations and Twitter battles with his powerful left-wing predecessor.
A brief chronicle of the Ecuadorian election fraud that wasn't.
Rather than an outright coup, Venezuela's government has slowly eroded its democratic institutions and processes, until now.
When leaders of weak democracies use social media to connect with their constituents, people feel heard. But Twitter responses won't give citizens what they need.
First-round voting confirmed that populist president Rafael Correa's AP movement is still Ecuador's most powerful political force. But the right is gaining strength.