Heine Comments on Prospect of Latin American Liberal Shift

Ambassador Jorge Heine, Research Professor at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, joined an expert panel on The Heat to discuss Peru’s recent presidential election and the idea of a liberal wave across Latin America. 

Heine joined fellow experts Gloria La Riva, Coordinator of the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee in the United States; Peter Hakim, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow of the Inter-American Dialogue, and Arthur Estopinan, President of the Estopinan Group to discuss this matter. In his remarks, Heine commented on the election of Pedro Castillo as Peru’s new president and how its a breath of fresh air for the country’s leadership, the challenges he now faces, as well as the evolving political landscape in the region. Heine argues that Latin America is witnessing the end of a political cycle that has reigned the past few years and is now looking for leaders who will respond to the needs of the people.

The full segment can be viewed below.

Ambassador Jorge Heine is a Research Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He has served as ambassador of Chile to China (2014-2017), to India (2003-2007) and to South Africa (1994-1999), and as a Cabinet Minister in the Chilean Government. Read more about Ambassador Heine on his Pardee School faculty profile.