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The authoritarian temptation

Título completo: The authoritarian temptation. In the shadow of the coronavirus, democratic principles are thrown overboard in Latin America

Autor: Sandra Weiss

Fecha de publicación: Mayo de 2020

Institución participante: International Politics and Society

Fragmento original: No respect for fundamental rights

First, the role of the security forces, especially the military, is being strengthened. Everywhere images of the streets include patrolling, heavily armed security forces. They are arresting quarantine-breakers, often on legally shaky ground, in El Salvador, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala. Or they’re putting down hunger protests like those in Chile and Honduras, where more than 100 such demonstrations have been brutally suppressed in recent weeks.