2022 will begin with several political changes for our continent. We will have elections in Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States.
The following countries will elect both the president and Congress: Costa Rica, Colombia, and Brazil.
Mexico will have elections for governors in the states of Aguascalientes, Durango, Tamaulipas, Hidalgo, Oaxaca and Quintana Roo.
Venezuela will apparently have mayoral elections, although the world knows that the Maduro dictatorship only has a puppet democracy that is not a true democracy. His people are still mired in poverty.
The United States elects governors and new congressmen.
There is a study called Latinobarometer of the year 2021, which establishes that Latin America is the region with the least credibility in institutions, it is recorded 20% less than in Asia, Africa, Arab countries, and Eurasia. Among the institutions that generate the greatest distrust for Latin Americans are the judiciary (25%), Congress (20%), and political parties (13%).
The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened social inequalities in the continent, and these results will mark the future for the development or poverty of these nations.
Chile, one of the countries with the best economies in the region, took a left turn by electing Gabriel Boric as president at the end of December last year. The world is waiting to see what happens to Chile’s future, what the indicators already show is the loss of strength of its currency against the US dollar.
In the United States, on November 8, new senators and governors of some states will be elected, such as South Carolina, wherein the Democratic line there will surely be a primary election between former Congressman Joe Cunningham and Senator Mia McLeod. The winner will face current Republican Governor Henry McMaster. We will see the other candidates enter the ring and who will be the future governor. The truth is that the Hispanic community today plays an important role in the candidates’ agenda. La Isla Magazine has had the opportunity to speak with Joe Cunningham and Senator Mia McLeod, who want to help the community.
In Georgia incumbent, Republican Governor Brian Kemp has announced that he will run for reelection. On April 16, 2021, former Democrat turned Republican State Representative Vernon Jones declared his intention to challenge Kemp in the primaries, we will be watching who the candidates will be.
The truth is that the panorama is troubled this year 2022 in political matters, where the future of the American continent will be defined.