Left or right? This is the current political map of Latin America

(CNN Spanish) — Between the right and the left, Latin America is divided into shades that lead all countries to one political spectrum or another. After years marked by the rise of left-wing governments in several countries in the region, the map changed for a few years with the coming to power of several right-wing governments, such as Argentina (which has already returned to a left-wing government with Alberto Fernández) and Brazil, with the arrival of Jair Bolsonaro in the government, which will end on December 31, 2022, after Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva won the elections in October of this year.

As of August 7, 2022, Colombia has joined the list of countries governed by the left, following historic elections won by Gustavo Petro, which will also bring a black woman to power for the first time.

The ideology espoused by the various regional executive bodies is determined by the definition of each party, as well as the platform or electoral alliance with which the president was elected.

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