What's Next for Latin America's Left?

Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Farbman
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Jason
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
Jacobin
Host/Sponsor: 
NACLA & Jacobin
Abstract: 
Donald Trump is far from the only right-wing challenge facing the left in the Americas. From Argentina to Mexico, Latin America faces a fierce conservative resurgence as a once seemingly formidable pink tide ebbs and, in some places, enters deep crisis. Over the past several months NACLA (North American Congress on Latin America) and Jacobin have reported on and analyzed the state of the region's left at this critical moment - its current challenges, its missteps in power, and future prospects. In this roundtable, contributors to both publications offer frank assessments of what went wrong and what can - and must - be salvaged in the region as struggles for social justice continue in and out of view, considering especially relations between state and progressive social movements, new forms of conservative reaction, and how the left beyond the region should respond.
Jacobin