December, 12

Why is Political Discontent Rocking Latin America?

Unrest is sweeping Latin America.

Recent months have seen demonstrations in Chile and Ecuador.

In Bolivia, demonstrations triggered a constitutional crisis and the departure of long-time President Evo Morales.


What explains this explosion of popular discontent?

Are the demonstrations unique to their country’s circumstances or do they reflect broader trends in Latin America?


This episode’s guest is Dr. Francisco Monaldi.

He is the Fellow in Latin American Energy Policy at the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy studies.