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The year 2018 could bring major transformations to Latin America. Seven states – among them Latin America’s three most populous countries: Colombia, Brazil and Mexico – will hold elections that year. Many Latin Americans, disillusioned with traditional political parties amid corruption scandals, economic woes and unremitting violence, yearn for change. The Economist Intelligence Unit provides a useful picture of Latin America’s upcoming electoral battles that stresses the uncertainties surrounding the region’s future.

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With antiestablishment sentiments running high across Latin America, political outsiders and populist candidates on the left and right may be able to stage surprise victories in some of the upcoming contests. A quick overview of what to watch for in 2018 elections:

  • Costa Rica (February, April 2018) – Costa Rica is facing deep political divisions. A recent corruption scandal has further eroded public trust. A second-round runoff election in April is likely, in which the ruling centrist party, PAC, and the center-right party PUSC stand the greatest chances of winning.
  • Cuba (February 2018)

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