For weeks, Colombians have remained in the streets challenging their nation’s violent social and economic model.
Forrest Hylton teaches history and politics at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia-Medellín, and with Sinclair Thomson, is coauthor of Revolutionary Horizons: Past and Present in Bolivian Politics.
The coup-makers that violently deposed Evo Morales last month haven’t even tried to hide their far-right politics. Racist revanchism, backed by Christian fundamentalism, is now the order of the day in Bolivia.
Recent elections in Colombia saw the Right’s Iván Duque win the presidency. But the Colombian left had its most impressive turnout in history.
Proponents of Colombia’s peace deal underestimated their opponents’ strength and failed to mobilize their own base.