Latin America: Imperatives of Democracy

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2010-11-82-90

E. Dabagyan, Institute for Latin American Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (ILA RAS), 21/16, B. Ordynka Str., Moscow, 115035, Russian Federation (

Abstract. One of the important aspects of Latin American countries political development – the issue of a president's tenure – is analyzed in the article. The author presumes that in a number of Latin American states, along with doubtless achievements in democracy consolidation, a trend to administration prolongation has emerged. This, as accentuated in the article, may signify backsliding into authoritarianism, and, therefore, poses a threat to democracy. 

Keywords: Latin America, fresh lease of power, Constitution, Peruvian Phenomenon, Argentinian Casus, Bolivarian Model, authoritarianism, Brazil, Mexico – commitment to principles, democratic institutes 

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For citation:
Dabagyan E. Latin America: Imperatives of Democracy. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2010, no. 11, pp. 82-90.

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