Latin American Democracy at the Crossroads, the role of media and communication: Brazil and Chile as Case Study
AbstractFrom 2021 to 2023, Latin America experienced a critical juncture for democracy as several countries grappled with significant challenges that tested the strength and resilience of their democratic institutions. While each country's situation varied, some common trends and issues emerged during this period. Many Latin American countries faced political instability, characterized by frequent leadership changes, government crises, and social unrest. Public dissatisfaction with corruption, economic inequality, and ineffective governance often fueled these challenges. This edition of the Journal of Latin American Communication Research (JLACR) deals with the complex relationship between media and communication and democracy in Latin America, concretely Brazil, and Chile.