Americas This Week: January 13, 2024

January 13, 2024

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

The National Palace of El Salvador, where the first legislature met. The building is now used for ceremonial purposes. Photo credit: Wikimedia/Rolland Alexander Nunfio Reyes (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Upcoming Americas Elections

El Salvador Presidential and Legislative Elections: February 4, 2024 and Local Elections: March 3, 2024

Tim Padgett, WLRN 93.1 (January 11, 2024): We shouldn’t let Ecuador’s real pain inflate Bukele’s false promise

AFP (January 10, 2024): Bitcoin A Dud In El Salvador, First Country To Make It Legal Tender

Yolanda Magaña and Megan Janetsky, AP (January 9, 2024): Votes by El Salvador’s diaspora surge, likely boosting President Bukele in elections

Mexico Presidential, Legislative, Gubernatorial, and Local Elections: June 2, 2024

Reuters (January 12, 2024): Mexican president to put lofty reforms on agenda ahead of election

Earl Anthony Wayne, Wilson Center (January 12, 2024): Why are Mexico’s Elections Important?

Léon Krauze, Washington Post (January 11, 2024): Mexico’s heroic journalists are increasingly under mortal threat

Gustavo Solis, KPBS (January 10, 2024): They’re 12-million strong. Will they flex their muscles in Mexico’s elections?

Venezuela Presidential Election: Due in 2024 (no date set)

AFP (January 7, 2024): Venezuela enters uncertain election year

Past Americas Elections

Netherlands, Sint Maarten General Elections: January 11, 2024

AP (January 12, 2024): Main political party in St. Maarten secures most seats in Dutch Caribbean territory’s elections

Guatemala General Elections: June 25 and August 20, 2023

Ilan Palacios Avineri, Time (January 12, 2024): The History That Makes Guatemala’s Presidential Inauguration a Very Big Deal

Reuters (January 11, 2024): Guatemala arrests former minister accused of failing to quell election protests

AP (January 8, 2024): Guatemala’s president-elect announces his Cabinet ahead of swearing-in

Regional Analysis

Tamara Taraciuk Broner, Americas Quarterly (January 9, 2024): Latin America’s Election Super-Cycle Will Turn on One Key Factor

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