Monday 23 October, 1530 – 1645
From populism and authoritarianism through to socialism, Latin America has experienced an extreme range of political systems in its recent history. Uniquely, despite the incongruity between these systems, they have coexisted in close proximity. Is the development and co-existence of competing systems in a relatively small area a result of something inherent to the region, or does it presage where world order is headed globally?
What lessons can the rest of the world learn from Latin American politics? And how will politics in Latin America change in response to developments in the rest of the world?