Latin America Weekly

Peronists brace for first-ever Senate loss

Hello and welcome back to the Latin America Weekly newsletter! In this issue: What Argentina’s primary midterms mean for Peronists. Latin America’s climate shortcomings. Trust in Chile’s constituent assembly waning.

Is Argentina’s century-old Peronist congressional streak ending?

peronists Street posters in Buenos Aires celebrate General Juan Domingo Peron. Photo: Alexandr Vorobev/Shutterstock
Street posters in Buenos Aires celebrate General Juan Domingo Peron. Photo: Alexandr Vorobev/Shutterstock

In 1972, Argentina’s iconic leader Juan Domingo Perón described the country’s political landscape at the time, saying the spectrum was split equally between radicals, conservatives, and socialists. “So, where are the Peronists?” one journalist asked. “Ah,” Perón replied, “we’re all Peronists.”

  • Well, apparently, not anymore, according to the latest electoral results.

Primaries. The opposition’s victory in Argentina’s midterm primaries last Sunday still...

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