Argentina’s recent presidential primaries were a major win for the far right, with the anarcho-capitalist Javier Milei placing first. Between Milei and another hard-right candidate, the extreme right accounted for almost half of the electorate.
Pablo Stefanoni is a historian and journalist. He serves at the editor in chief of Nueva Sociedad. He is the coauthor, with Martín Baña, of Todo lo que necesitás saber sobre la Revolución rusa (Paidós, 2017) and author of ¿La rebeldía se volvió de derecha? (Siglo Veintiuno, 2021).
Bolivia is still reeling from the coup that unseated Evo Morales last November. Amid repression and intimidation from a fortified Right now in power, the Left is preparing itself for new presidential elections.
Cristina Kirchner just announced a surprise presidential ticket that has the potential to defeat Macri’s neoliberal government. But the victory she offers won’t be for the Left.