Latin America Lecture: Latin America’s New ‘Left Turn’ in Comparative and Historical Perspective


Following the victory of left-wing presidents in Mexico (2018), Argentina (2019), Bolivia (2020), along with Peru, Honduras and Chile (2021) and then Colombia and Brazil (2022), a new wave of pink tide has surged in Latin America. The new pink tide has attracted a great deal of journalistic attention, yet very few analyses have focused on its sudden revival and its prospects for long-term success. In his lecture titled Latin America’s New ‘Left Turn’ in Comparative and Historical Perspective, Kenneth Roberts would discuss the challenges confronted by the new leftist governments in the region and explain how they emerged and what they signify for political and economic developments in the region.


This event is an initiative of CGC’s Latin America Program.



Kenneth Roberts

Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government and

Faculty Fellow at Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies,

Cornell University



Ambassador Roberta Lajous Vargas

Former Mexican Ambassador;

Associate researcher, El Colegio de Mexico



Soumava Basu

President and Founder, CGC


Vitor Emmanuel Maia Souza

Research Director, Colonialism, Decolonisation and Third World;

Program Director, Latin America