Latin Americans always complain that their region is sidelined in world politics. But the problem is that they never try to take the lead. No matter what happens – a global economic crisis, COVID, a war in Europe – Latin America can’t be bothered to care because it’s replaying on a loop its eternal obsession with trying out a socialist option. It’s like an elderly relative with dementia who sits in a corner, convinced it’s still 1959, completely incapable of noticing the new generations who are figuring out today’s problems right there in the living room.
Latin American politics is completely geriatric.