When it comes to governance, every place has its own structure and way of functioning- in some cases the parliament is thought to be sovereign and the will of the people is given preference. In comparison to these there are those places where God is said to be Supreme and His will is to be given preference over others- the Koran, or other Holy Scriptures and books determine the government in these places. Similarly there are different types of government in Latin America as well and since the region is constituted of several governments together, you would find different types of government in Latin America.
The types of government in Latin America are not determined by the entire content but by the countries with the region instead. Most of the regions here have a democratic structure where the whole concept of “for the people and by the people” is abided by. Any laws that are enacted are first made in a manner where the government ensures that the rights of the people are taken into account and that they are not infringing upon the rights of the people who put them in power via elections.
Quite a few countries were once under the worst types of government in Latin America- dictatorship. These types of government in Latin America were believed to have been installed by the superpowers during the days of the Cold War in order to gain influence and control over the countries in Latin America and the dictators did more harm than good. As a result of these types of government in Latin America, quite a few countries took some time to recover economically, socially and then, there are those places where the effects of these types of government in Latin America are still felt- for example, Vietnam.
Another one of the many types of government in Latin America is the presidential federal republic. The main purpose of using the term is to state and show that a particular region is no longer (or never was) a monarch. The president has a lot of power in these regions. He makes and abrogates laws though according to the will of the people who have elected them. Unlike dictatorships, the president takes the preferences, desires and wishes of the people into account when making any laws and such like to avoid a dictatorial regime. The structure may be very close to the government of the United States of America.
Today, you will find different types of government in Latin America though once this continent was mostly under dictatorship. The types of government in Latin America have affected how the region has progressed. Since many dictators were installed in the region initially, the region wasn’t given much time and choice to improve its economic conditions and you would find that many places in the region have high crime rates. This is because as the population increases and the employment opportunities decrease, poverty is on the increase and so, crimes are prevalent here.