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  Will the tide turn back in favor of the left in Latin American elections in 2021? In recent years, the “Bolivarian Pink Tide,” which, starting with the election of Hugo Chavez as president of Venezuela in 1999, has been ebbing, with right-wing governments winning power from the left in a number of countries. However, there are signs that the fortunes of the Latin American left, including communist parties, are again on the upswing. The reversal of the U.S.-supported coup in Bolivia may indicate a trend. Here are some upcoming elections: Ecuador has presidential elections on Sunday, April 11, a runoff between the two top-scoring candidates in the original election held on February 7. The Communist Party of Ecuador and other left and working-class groups strongly support Andrés Arauz, who was a member of the cabinet of former left-wing President Rafael Correa and is running as the candidate of UNES,…

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International Notes: Leftists run in Latin American elections