Guatemala's politics have taken a turn since Bernardo Arevalo won the most recent presidential election.

Guatemalans have taken to the streets to make sure President-elect Bernardo Arevalo takes office in January as scheduled. The protesters are convinced that Guatemala’s ruling political and economic elites are attempting to undo the results of the country’s recent presidential election—and they have good reason to be alarmed.

In Latin America, politics is increasingly dominated by gerontocracies.

Evo Morales’ announcement last week that he would run for president in Bolivia’s 2025 elections highlights a regional trend: Across the Americas, an older generation of leaders is refusing to cultivate the next generation of leadership, clinging to power instead of handing the top spots off to their successors.