The percentage of people in Latin America who believe in democracy is dropping off a cliff. Latin American democracies, with very small exceptions, are young and weak, so it’s disturbing that fewer and fewer people even want democracy.
The disillusionment with democracy grows the fastest among the young and the rich. The young don’t remember the military dictatorships of the 1970s-80s and don’t care. The rich, as we are seeing in our country, don’t like democracy because it’s somewhat slowing down their enrichment.
Does history teach people anything?
Any lessons are erased within a couple of generations, and people happily prance towards the same suffering their grandparents experienced.