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America as Joe Biden takes office

With more than 25,000 troops patrolling, downtown Washington today looks like the Green Zone in Baghdad, as Joe Biden is determined to have a normal inauguration. But the extraordinary security measures that have made the capital into an armed camp are a vivid reminder that America is far from normal. As Biden takes office, all […]

Trumpism is here to stay

The 2020 election has now confirmed beyond doubt that Trump’s victory four years earlier was much more than an aberration, a mere rejection of the ‘Washington establishment’ and the result of Hillary Clinton’s inability to mobilise the Democratic base. Over the last four years, President Trump has been scolded for his style, his rhetoric and […]

The cultural politics defining the 2020 election

I began writing this on 5 November when the election had still not been called, but even then we learned something as important as who would win. America is not only more divided than progressives imagined. What is worse is that we are polarised in ways that Trump conjures. On the morning of the election, […]

Elections in the United States: their meaning and impact on Latin America

The elections in the United States as an electoral process, which began from the definition of candidacies in political parties, the realisation of their internal electoral conventions, the pre-campaign, the appointment of their candidates and the election campaign have been followed with great interest in Mexico Latin America and the Caribbean and certainly in the […]