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Coming Next to Latin America: Even More Political Fragmentation

September 8, 2020

If you thought building political consensus in Latin America was hard before COVID-19, just wait. The pandemic seems to be producing even greater polarization and political fragmentation, potentially opening the door further to outsiders and increased tensions between executive and legislative branches in the years to come.

María Victoria Murillo
Columbia University 

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