Americas This Week: August 27, 2022

August 27, 2022

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

Brazil’s National Congress building. Photo credit: Wikimedia/Mario Robert Duran Ortiz (public domain)

Upcoming Americas Elections

Chile Constitutional Referendum: September 4, 2022

Martín Rodríguez Rodríguez (August 24, 2022): Chile’s New Constitution is Dead in The Water

Pía Mundaca, Americas Quarterly (August 23, 2022): For Chile’s Constitution Referendum, Moderate Voters Are Key

Brazil General Elections (Presidential, Legislative, State, and Local): October 2, 2022

John Otis, NPR (August 29, 2022): Why Brazil’s Bolsonaro is courting evangelicals in the world’s biggest Catholic nation

Reuters (August 25, 2022): Brazil’s Lula vows to punish corruption if elected in October

Luanna Muniz, Politico (August 24, 2022): Bye bye Bolsonaro? EU-Mercosur trade deal hangs on Brazil’s election race: A feud between Brazil’s far-right leader and France’s Macron has effectively put the pact on ice.

Alan Crawford, Bloomberg (August 23, 2022): Inflation Throws Brazil an Election Curveball

Canada, Quebec Elections: October 3, 2022

Maura Forrest, Politico (August 24, 2022): What to watch in the Quebec election

Argentina Presidential and Legislative Elections: October or November 2023 (due)

Agustino Fontevecchia, Forbes (August 29, 2022): Cristina Kirchner: A Politically Persecuted Crook

AFP (August 28, 2022): Thousands rally in Argentina to support ex-leader Kirchner

AFP (August 24, 2022): Argentina’s Kirchner goes on offensive over graft trial

Venezuela Presidential Election: Due in 2024

Catherine Osborn, Foreign Policy (August 26, 2022): Venezuela’s Enabling Neighbors Change Their Tune: Former Maduro allies in Colombia and Brazil have recently rebuked him.

Tamara Taraciuk Broner, Americas Quarterly (August 25, 2022): Venezuela: Now Is Not the Time to Reduce Global Scrutiny

Reuters (August 23, 2022): Brazil’s Lula would like to see free elections in Venezuela

Past Americas Elections

Colombia Presidential Runoff: June 19, 2022

Andreina Itriago Acosta and Fabiola Zerpa, Bloomberg (August 29, 2022): Venezuela and Colombia to Restart Relations, Ending Impasse

Nicaragua General Elections: November 7, 2021

Isabel Bonnet, NBC News (August 25, 2022): Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega goes after the Catholic Church in his latest effort to stop criticism of the government

David Agren, America Magazine (August 25, 2022): Popes rarely intervene in authoritarian politics. Nicaraguans want Pope Francis to make an exception.

Mart Speck, United States Institute of Peace (August 23, 2022 – podcast): Mary Speck on Nicaragua’s Democratic Backsliding

Americas Elections Coming Up in 2022 and 2023

Chile Constitutional Referendum: September 4, 2022

Brazil General Elections (Presidential, Legislative, State, and Local): October 2, 2022

Peru Local and Regional Elections: October 2, 2022

Canada: Local Elections in Ontario: October 24, 2022

Canada: Local Elections in Manitoba: October 26, 2022

Canada: Local Elections in Prince Edward Island: November 7, 2022

Canada: Local Elections in Saskatchewan: November 9, 2022 (Rural Municipalities – even number divisions)

Canada: Local Elections in Northwest Territories: December 12, 2022

Guyana Local Elections: Overdue (date not set yet – preparations being made)

Ecuador Regional Elections: February 5, 2023

Jamaica Local Elections: By February 2023

Grenada General Elections: By March 2023 (due)

Paraguay Presidential and Legislative Elections: April 2023

Guatemala General Elections: June 2023 (expected)

Guatemala General Election Runoffs: August 2023 (expected)

Argentina Presidential and Legislative Elections: October or November 2023 (due)

Antigua and Barbuda General Elections: By 2023

Haiti Presidential and Legislative Elections: Delayed from November 7, 2021, no new date set

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