Taking State Power Through Elections

Season 1 | Episode 3
49m | May 21, 2021

The "Pink Tide" of leftist governments in Latin America showed how the quality of life of millions of people can be improved when leftist and progressive politicians are able to win state power through elections; but the conservative wave that followed also served to prove the limitations of this strategy. We speak with Nick Estes, citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe and an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico, who participated as an election observer in the recent vote in Ecuador. We also take a look at the upcoming presidential elections in Peru and speak with Rosa María Leyzaquía Vargas, Gender and Equity Secretary for the Peruvian Teachers' Union, and Kayla Popuche, a Peruvian-Haitian student and worker based in New York City.

Music: DESMAK - 30 Pesos

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