Neo-patriotic far-right forces in Latin America: contesting the international liberal order

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José Antonio Sanahuja and Camilo López

The 2008 crisis marked the end of globalisation as a historical phase and hegemonic order. The end of the commodities cycle, an expression of that change in Latin America, is the context for the rise of new neo-patriotic far-right forces – nationalist, sovereigntist movements deploying distinctly anti-globalist rhetoric. Global and national structural and agency factors are examined and the paper begins with the rise of Latin American neo-patriotic right-wing movements. Analysing their foreign policy and international integration matrices shows that common elements include alignment with the United States and the contestation of multilateralism and regional institutions and norms. Finally, consideration is given to the extent to which the rise of new Latin American right-wing movements form part of a global trend or cycle of contesting the liberal international order and globalisation.

Keywords: Latin America,right wing, crisis, globalisation, anti-globalism, contestation, international liberal order


How to cite this article:  Sanahuja, José Antonio y López Burian, Camilo. «Las derechas neopatriotas en América Latina: contestación al orden liberal internacional». Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals, n.º 126 (diciembre de 2020), p. 41-63. DOI:

Authors: José Antonio Sanahuja,  Catedrático de relaciones internacionales, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Director de la Fundación Carolina, ORCID:; Camilo López Burian, Profesor adjunto, Instituto de Ciencia Política, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República de Uruguay, ORCID:

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