Latin America

Crucial elections to take place across Latin America in 2021

Amid the pandemic, over a dozen Latin American nations will head to the polls this year for decisive national and local elections

Crucial elections to take place across Latin America in 2021
Peruvians protest in Cuzco after Congress removed President Martín Vizcarra. Photo: Nichimar/Shutterstock

Ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic with almost 18.6 million cases and more than 584,000 deaths, the year 2021 in Latin America is set to be a mix of hope for vaccination rollouts, tinged with desperate attempts to re-establish local economies. However, amid all this, several of the region’s countries are set to go to the polls for crucial elections that will define the post-outbreak period. 

Even during the height of the pandemic last year, a few Latin American countries managed to hold successful elections. The first was the Dominican Republic, back in July, where President Luis Abinader was elected...

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