Americas This Week: January 14, 2023

January 14, 2023

A weekly review of news and analysis of elections in the Americas, usually posted on Saturdays and occasionally updated throughout the week.

An Inca wall in Cusco, Peru. Peru’s president refuses to resign in the face of deadly protests. Photo credit: Wikimedia/David Stanley (CC BY 2.0)

Upcoming Americas Elections

Antigua and Barbuda Snap Elections: January 18, 2023

Antigua Observer (January 14, 2023): OAS to Observe General Elections in Antigua and Barbuda

Oswald T. Brown, Washington Informer (January 11, 2023): Commonwealth Team to Observe Antigua Elections

Sherryllyn Clarke, CMC (January 11, 2023): Political parties release manifestos in Antigua & Barbuda

Mexico, Mexico, Some Gubernatorial Elections: June 4, 2023 (next federal elections due July 2024)

AP (January 13, 2023): Mexico’s No. 2 security official quits, deserts ruling party

Mary Beth Sheridan and Kevin Sieff, Washington Post (January 11, 2023): Friends or foes? Biden and Mexico’s López Obrador are both.

Christian Paz, Vox (January 10, 2023): Biden has a chance to push back against Mexico’s anti-democratic turn. Will he take it?

Priscilla Alvarez and MJ Lee, CNN (January 9, 2023): Biden makes tightly controlled visit to the southern border, his first as president

Samuel Benson, Deseret News (January 8, 2023): Mexico’s delicate dance with democracy

Argentina Presidential and Legislative Elections: October 22, 2023

Buenos Aires Times (January 12, 2023): Inflation spiked to three-decade high of 95% in 2022: Rising annual inflation, which is expected to exceed 100% in the coming months, has once again become the dominant theme in Argentina

Reuters (January 12, 2023): Argentine govt calls Congress to discuss Supreme Court impeachments

Venezuela Presidential Election: Due in 2024

Raquel Redondo and Joshua Goodman, AP (January 13, 2023): Maduro’s newest foe: an in-home caregiver who fled Venezuela

Mat Youkee, Foreign Policy (January 13, 2023): The Pipeline Reshaping Venezuela-Colombia Relations

Keith Mines, Mark Feierstein, and Nicolas Devia-Valbuena, U.S. Institute of Peace (January 11, 2023): Six Ways to Help Sustain Venezuela’s Negotiations: Amid a shake up in the democratic opposition, Venezuelans return to the negotiating table — here’s how to help make the talks successful.

Marianna Parraga, Reuters (January 10, 2023): Chevron’s first cargo of Venezuelan oil after license departs for U.S.

Michael Stott, Financial Times (January 8, 2023): Maduro strengthens his hand as Venezuela’s opposition government crumbles

AFP (January 7, 2023): Maduro Hosts Colombia’s Petro for ‘Very Fruitful’ Talks

Canada Federal Elections: Due by October 2025 – snap elections possible

Aaron Wherry, CBC News (January 14, 2023): Justin Trudeau’s put-up-or-shut-up moment: If he’s lucky, the prime minister has more than two years to make a case for a fourth term. But what if voters are simply tired of him?

Jessica Smith Cross, iPolitics (January 10, 2023): Political insiders dread 2023 election call more than regular Canadians do: public opinion research

Haiti General Elections: Long overdue, could happen in 2023 but don’t hold your breath

Danica Coto and Evens Sanon, AP (January 10, 2023): Political vacuum in Haiti deepens as senators’ terms expire: Haiti has been stripped of its last democratically elected institution

Past Americas Elections

Brazil General Elections: October 2, 2022

AP (January 14, 2023): Brazil’s Supreme Court agrees to investigate former President Jair Bolsonaro for riot

Anthony Faiola, Samantha Schmidt and Marina Dias, Washington Post (January 14, 2023): Brazil’s military blocked arrests of Bolsonaro rioters, officials say

Rodrigo Pedroso, Vasco Cotovio, and Karen Smith, CNN, (January 13, 2023): Brazil police find draft decree intended to overturn election result in former Bolsonaro minister’s home

Kenichi Serino, PBS (January 13, 2023): Here’s what’s different about the Brazil attack compared to Jan. 6

AFP (January 13, 2023): US Democrats urge Biden to expel Bolsonaro following Brazil election riots

Andrew Downie, The Spectator (January 9, 2023): Can Lula use the pro-Bolsonaro riots to unite Brazil?

Nicaragua General Elections: November 7, 2021

Al Jazeera (January 11, 2023): Nicaraguan judge orders dissident bishop to stand trial: The ruling comes as part of a years-long crackdown against critics of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.

Peru General Elections: April 11, 2021

Luis Jaime Cisneros, AFP (January 13, 2023): Peru President Insists ‘I Will Not Resign’ As Protests Rage

Gonzalo Banda, Americas Quarterly (January 12, 2023): At Peru Protests’ Epicenter, Rage—And a Sense of Betrayal

David Pereda Z., AP (January 12, 2023): Peru anti-government protests spread, with clashes in Cusco

AP (January 9, 2023): 13 killed in Peru clashes amid new anti-government protests

Bolivia General Elections: October 18, 2020 (re-run of 2019 elections)

Daniel Politi, AP (January 13, 2023): Bolivia: Opposition blockades push for leader’s release

Regional Analysis

Chase Harrison, Jon Orbach, and Carin Zissis, AS/COA (January 11, 2023): 2023 Elections in Latin America: A Preview

Americas Elections Coming Up in 2023

Antigua and Barbuda Snap Elections: January 18, 2023

Trinidad and Tobago Indirect Presidential Election (by parliament): January 20, 2023

Ecuador Regional and Local Elections: February 5, 2023

Jamaica Local Elections: February 2023 (long overdue – date still not set)

British Virgin Islands Assembly Election: February 2023 (due)

Guyana Local Elections: March 13, 2023

Argentina, Gubernatorial Elections in Corrientes and Neuquen: March 26, 2023

Grenada General Elections: March 2023 (due)

Antigua and Barbuda General Elections: March 2023 (due)

Paraguay Presidential, Legislative, and Gubernatorial Elections: April 30, 2023

Canada, Alberta Provincial Elections: May 29, 2023

Mexico, Some Gubernatorial Elections: June 4, 2023

Guatemala General Elections: June 25, 2023

Guatemala General Election Runoffs: August 20, 2023

Canada, Prince Edward Island Provincial Elections: October 2, 2023

Canada, Manitoba Provincial Elections and Northwest Territories Territorial Elections: October 3, 2023

Argentina Presidential and Legislative Elections: October 22, 2023

Colombia Regional Elections: October 29, 2023

Dominica Indirect Presidential Election (by parliament): October 2023 (due)

Trinidad and Tobago Local Elections: December 20, 2023

Haiti Presidential and Legislative Elections: Long overdue, but could happen in 2023 (delayed from November 7, 2021, no new date set)

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