The health crisis threatens another postponement of the election that is supposed to return Bolivia to democracy.
Central European history is once again a factor in domestic politics. Meanwhile, there's another anniversary in the South Atlantic.
Suriname's president and former dictator loses badly at the polls, but it's not yet clear whether he'll accept the result.
Brazil's president is doing his best to make Donald Trump look moderate and responsible. He also lacks some of Trump's institutional support.
Benjamin Netanyahu is not the only head of government struggling to stay out of jail. A momentous election is being held overnight in Suriname.
An early congressional election in Peru should bring to an end a long period of constitutional tension.
The departure of Bolivia's Evo Morales is a defeat for autocracy, but may not be a gain for democracy.
Democracy is still working in some parts of South America, with elections in Argentina and Uruguay yielding results in line with expectations.
Bolivia's opposition gets very close to forcing the incumbent president to a second round, but not quite close enough.
Elections in Argentina and Uruguay will test the strength of South America's shift back to the left.