Last-round presidential elections in Brazil to be held on October 28 will most probably bring an authoritarian-like figure to power, which might in turn affect democracy in all of Latin America. Yet, we should not miss the forest for the trees, say former Kellogg Director and Harvard Professor Scott Mainwaring, and PhD candidate Luis Schenoni (political science). Changes in the geopolitical context and US foreign policy are the bigger picture behind a general democratic decline in the region.

Read their article "Democracy is in crisis in Latin America. Brazil may be the next trouble spot." (The Washington Post)