Democracy in Latin America has come under threat in recent years as anti-democratic leaders have challenged human rights protections across the region.
In addition to the extreme cases of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, democratically-elected leaders including Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador and El Salvador’s president Nayib Bukele have threatened basic freedoms inherent to a democracy including judicial independence, free press, and the independent work of civil society.
This event tackles the following questions:
- What is the current status of democratic decline in Latin America?
- Why has there been an increase in attacks against human rights across the region?
- How can UK and EU policymakers respond to the democratic slide in Latin America and help promote human rights in the region?