Latin America Brief
A one-stop weekly digest of politics, economics, technology, and culture in Latin America. Delivered Friday.
South America’s Scorching Spring Has Arrived
But only some countries have turned up their climate ambition.
Chile’s Coup Is No Longer Taboo
While international backers of Pinochet’s 1973 takeover increasingly admit blame, Chile’s resurgent far right is bringing defense of dictatorship back into the mainstream.
How the Opposition Won Guatemala’s ‘Free but Unfair’ Election
The Seed Movement got lucky, but it also made its own luck.
South America Is Upping Its Bet on BRICS
Undeterred by Western pressure, a record number of countries want to join the group ahead of the annual summit.
Lula’s Rainforest Diplomacy Debut
Brazil’s Amazon summit featured both cooperation and contradiction among the world’s forest-rich countries.
Inside Latin America’s Fake News Problem
Online trolls from both sides of the political spectrum are outfoxing social media platforms.
A High-Dollar, Highly Outspoken Women’s World Cup
Latin American players push for free expression and equal pay at this year’s tournament.
Argentina Steps on the Gas
The completion of a major pipeline is part of a shift in the region’s energy map—and its politics.
Latin America’s Week of Electoral Verdicts
Rulings on elections in Brazil, Guatemala, and Venezuela have shaken up the status quo.
Guatemala’s Surprising Election
Undetected by pollsters, a TikTok-savvy anti-corruption candidate made the country’s presidential runoff.
Chile Details Its National Lithium Strategy
The country’s moves are being closely watched amid the global scramble for critical minerals.
Inside Petro’s Peace Experiment
Colombia announced plans for a major cease-fire with guerrillas. Will it hold?