On Sunday, Mauricio Macri’s election victory in Argentina ended twelve years of Kirchnerist control. The win for the center-right candidate is the most concrete sign to date that Latin America may be at a political inflection point. With leftist political movements similarly challenged across the region—in particular in Brazil and Venezuela—the so-called “Pink Tide” may be coming to an end. Yet there are few indications of how the next generation of leaders will govern and what the coming political era will bring.
The Inter-American Dialogue is pleased to host Michael Reid for a discussion on Latin America’s turning political tide. Michael Reid writes the Bello column on Latin America and is The Economist’s writer-at-large for the region. He joined the newspaper in 1990 as Mexico and Central America correspondent and in 1994 changed to cover consumer industries. In 1996, he moved to São Paulo to be the bureau chief and in 1999 returned to London as Americas editor, a post he held until December 2013. His books include “Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America’s Soul” (2007) and “Brazil: The Troubled Rise of a Global Power” (April 2014), both published by Yale University Press.
Bello Columnist and Writer-at-Large