Mexico and Argentina: A Tale of Two Countries

October 17, 2019 Topic: Security Region: Americas Tags: PoliticsElectionChinaPopulismDonald Trump

Mexico and Argentina: A Tale of Two Countries

Latin American populist regimes could find themselves at odds with the American government’s political philosophy depending on the outcome of the next U.S. election.

In conclusion, let us return to the Argentine Borges, who cherished a dictum of Spinoza that all things desire to persist in their being. The third decade of the twentieth century will most likely bear witness to the fact that Mexican Priismo and Argentine Peronismo will insist on persisting in their being as the chief hegemonic political forces in each country. 

Angel Jaramillo Torres holds a BA in International Relations at El Colegio de México and a PhD in Political Science at the New School for Social Research. He is coeditor of the two-volume series Trump and Political Philosophy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). His journalistic work has been published in Spanish and English outlets. He resides in México City. 

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