Americas This Week: January 21, 2023

January 21, 2023

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

St. John’s Cathedral in Antigua. Prime Minister Gaston Browne won a third term in Antigua and Barbuda’s January 18 elections. Photo credit: Wikimedia/UKWiki (public domain)

Upcoming Americas Elections

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

Gabriel Cohen, The Diplomat (January 18, 2023): The South American Election That Has Taiwan Scrambling: Paraguay’s upcoming election in late April could see the country establish ties with China at long last. Taipei is predictably worried.

Guatemala General Elections: June 25, 2023

Kyle Rose, Foreign Brief (January 20, 2023): Guatemala to hold general elections

Americas Quarterly (January 19, 2023): Meet the Candidates: Guatemala

Argentina Presidential and Legislative Elections: October 22, 2023

Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald (January 20, 2023): Argentina drifts farther away from the U.S. by hosting dictators of Cuba, Venezuela

Americas Quarterly (January 19, 2023): Meet the Candidates: Argentina

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

Widlore Mérancourt and Amanda Coletta, Washington Post (January 21, 2023): Senators’ departure leaves Haiti without an elected government

Megan Janetsky, AP (January 21, 2023): Gang war in Haitian capital leaves at least 3 police dead

Venezuela Presidential Election: Due in 2024

Arturo McFields Yescas, The Hill (January 22, 2023): Venezuela’s dictator loves dollars but lashes out at democracy

Guillermo Zubillaga, Americas Quarterly (January 18, 2023): Venezuela Isn’t on Track for 2024 Elections

Christina Lu, Foreign Policy (January 17, 2023): The World Is Done Waiting for Guaidó: The ouster of Venezuela’s would-be interim president has left U.S. policy in limbo, rapprochement in the air, and a legal mess for all.

Past Americas Elections

Antigua and Barbuda Snap Elections: January 18, 2023

The Commonwealth (January 20, 2023): Commonwealth observers say Antigua and Barbuda’s general election reflects ‘the will of voters’

Brian Ellsworth, Reuters (January 19, 2023): Antigua and Barbuda PM Browne secures third term in general elections

Brazil General Elections: October 2, 2022

Mary Anastasia O’Grady, Wall Street Journal (January 22, 2023): Brazil’s Crackdown on Free Speech: The Supreme Court is a even greater threat to democracy than the Jan. 8 riots were.

AFP (January 21, 2023): Brazil’s President Fires Army Chief After Anti-Government Riots

DW (January 20, 2023): Brazil defense minister says military not involved in riots

Bruno Franguelli, SJ, La Civiltà Cattolica (January 20, 2023): The Election of Lula and a Polarized Brazil

Jessica Ludwig, George W. Bush Institute (January 19, 2023): The insurrection in Brasília: A crisis foretold

Bryan Harris, Financial Times (January 18, 2023): Isolated Bolsonaro faces mounting investigations over Brazil riots

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

Reuters (January 20, 2023): Bolivia judge rules opposition governor must remain detained ahead of trial

Paola Flores and Daniel Politi, AP (January 18, 2023): Protesters lift blockades in Bolivia’s Santa Cruz region

Peru General Elections: April 11, 2021 (early elections could be set for April or December 2024)

James Blears, Vatican News (January 21, 2023): Protestors demand elections in Peru, president’s resignation

AP (January 19, 2023): Protesters from Peru’s Andes descend on the country’s capital to demand leader resign

Elise Ann Allen, Crux (January 19, 2023): Amid violence and political crisis, Peru’s bishops appeal for calm

BN Americas (January 19, 2023): Spotlight: The decisive role of Peru’s south in the early election

Regional Analysis

Michael Stott and Lucinda Elliott, Financial Times (January 21, 2023): Brazil and Argentina to start preparations for a common currency: Other Latin American nations will be invited to join plan which could create world’s second-largest currency union

Chase Harrison, AS/COA (January 19, 2023): Argentina Hosts 7th CELAC Summit amid New Presidential Landscape

Daniel Zovatto, International IDEA (January 17, 2023): Latin America Political and Electoral Outlook 2023

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

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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