Democracy by itself does not put an end to injustice or inequality, but it establishes the most favorable conditions for making progress in the struggle to achieve a just society.
About the Author
Fernando Henrique Cardoso was elected to two terms as president of Brazil, serving from 1994 to 2003. He chairs the Club of Madrid, cochairs the Inter-American Dialogue, and is professor at large in the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.
In Latin America, greater exposure to social media—and the digital misinformation that comes with it—seems to be bolstering prodemocratic attitudes even as it fuels public distrust in democratic institutions.