Latin America Resources

Latin American Government Types and Presidents

Most of these countries are democracies. Of note, those that are not democracies have not had a great relationship with the U.S. Aside from Bolivia, all leaders are male.

Argentina: Presidential Republic, President Mauricio Macri
Belize: parliamentary democracy (National Assembly) under a constitutional monarchy; a Commonwealth realm.  Government General: Colville Norbert Young, Sr.
Bolivia: Presidential Republic. Interim President Jeanine Anez
Brazil: Federal Presidential Republic. President Jair Bolsonaro
Chile: Presidential Republic: President Sebastian Piñera
Colombia: Presidential Republic.  President Iván Duque Márquez
Costa Rica: Presidential Republic. President Carlos Alvarado Quesada
Cuba: Communist State. President of the Council of State Miguel Díaz-Canel
Dominican Republic: Presidential Republic. President Danilo Medina
Ecuador: Presidential Republic. President Lenin Moreno
El Salvador: Presidential Republic. President Nayib Bukele
Guatemala: Presidential Republic. President Alejandro Giammattei
Honduras: Presidential Republic. President Juan Orlando Hernández
Nicaragua: Presidential Republic. President Daniel Ortega
Panama: Presidential Republic. President Laurentino Cortizo
Peru: Presidential Republic. President Martin Vizcarra
Paraguay: Presidential Republic. President Mario Abdo Benítez
Uruguay: Presidential Republic. President Luis Lacalle Pou
Venezuela: Federal Presidential Republic. President Nicolás Maduro