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A voting ballot box in Argentina. (AP)

A vote foretold. September primaries gave a hint of what’s to come in Argentina’s November 14 midterms, and the Fernández government is likely looking at a loss of legislative power. In a Q&A, Juan Cruz Díaz, AS/COA special advisor, covers steps the governing coalition has taken to sway voters and how the elections could shape 2023 presidential tickets.

A race redrawn. Salvador Nasralla dropped out of Honduras’ presidential race last month, six weeks ahead of the November 28 election. Will his decision to back Xiomara Castro help the repeat candidate and wife of ousted ex-President Manuel Zelaya beat the governing party candidate and Tegucigalpa Mayor Tito Nasfura? Check out our poll tracker.

See our Election Guide to see what’s happening in other races, including Chile’s presidential elections.

A die cast. Nicaragua’s election is in the rear view and Daniel Ortega won another term, surprising no one. AS/COA’s Eric Farnsworth writes in Univision that the international community needs to reject the results “if only to discourage other budding dictators across the region from taking similar steps.”

Americas Quarterly explores how Latin America reacted to Nicaragua’s sham vote.


Panamanian COP26 climate negotiator Juan Carlos Monterrey Gómez, 29, saying that many delegations are stuck in pre-COP positions. Panama has the youngest negotiating team at the Glasgow summit. (Quartz, TIME)

The U.S. Border Patrol reported more than four times the number of encounters with migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal year 2021 compared to the prior one. Numbers jumped across the board, including for countries that haven’t been historic sources of migration at the border. The number octupled in the case of Ecuador. Pew Research charts what’s happening.

More people cast null votes in Nicaragua’s election than voted for any one candidate—including Ortega.

ICYMI from Americas Quarterly:
What the world should do now that Nicaragua’s sham election is over. Argentina warns Latin America of what it could become tomorrow. The huge risk facing Latin American oil companies.

Chilean Deputy Jaime Naranjo ran a legislative marathon when he spoke on the floor for more than 14 hours so a colleague could wrap up a quarantine at midnight on Tuesday and come cast the deciding vote in the lower house's vote on the impeachment of President Sebastián Piñera.

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