Protests in Colombia, Elections in Peru, and Other Chaos in the Andes

Protests in Colombia, Elections in Peru, and Other Chaos in the Andes Hopes for a sustained democratic rebirth in the seven Andean nations have waned, again.   By Jon Lee Anderson In the eight years since the death of the Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, at the age of fifty-eight, his vaunted “Bolivarian” revolution to unify the Andean nations of South America has gone the way of most fever dreams. The region remains in ferment, beset by varying degrees of social, economic, and political chaos. Beyond their shared geography, the seven countries have analogous histories, beginning with the...

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