How Sputnik V Helped Bring Down Argentina’s Peronists
President Alberto Fernández was an early champion of the jab. Now he’s paying the political price.
Is Democracy Backsliding in Latin America—or Making a Comeback?
In a packed elections month, several key elections are toss-ups.
Deforestation Déjà Vu at COP26
Past conservation efforts have floundered. Latin American nations will decide whether the new pact succeeds.
Argentina’s Unlikely Climate Push
Can urging from Washington make one of Latin America’s biggest polluters go green?
How Latin American Women Governed During the Pandemic
Female leaders saved more lives in Brazil and reinvented stimulus policy in Argentina.
Argentina Is the Pandemic’s Latest Hot Spot
An overloaded health system struggles to deal with a deadly second wave of the coronavirus.
China’s Monster Fishing Fleet
Though not alone in its destructive practices, Beijing’s rapacious fleet causes humanitarian disasters and has a unique military mission.
Maradona, Soccer’s Brilliant, Troubled Superstar, Dead at 60
The Argentine legend is remembered both for his on-field prowess and his off-field political activism, especially in Latin America.
Trump’s Argentine Plan for Transition Sabotage
There’s a clear precedent for the president’s post-election scheming. It’s not a coup—but it’s bad enough.
How to Fix Argentina’s Recurrent Debt Crises
Why President Fernandez is hoping for Joe Biden to win the U.S. election.
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Argentina’s Economy Crumbles as Buenos Aires Lockdown Continues
The nation was already on the economic brink before COVID-19 hit.
How to Tackle Coronavirus Corruption
Latin American governments have a chance to model a better version of the inspector general, with even greater autonomy, to address graft in the public health sector.
Latin America’s Wave of Protests Was Historic—Then the Pandemic Arrived
The coronavirus and lockdowns have worsened the region’s economic divides—and set the stage for more political upheaval.
Argentina’s Friendships Could Jeopardize Its Debt Relief
Facing a coronavirus-aggravated economic downturn, Argentine President Alberto Fernández is walking a foreign-policy tightrope between Bolivia, Venezuela, and the United States.
U.S.-Argentine Relations Can Survive Trump’s Tariff Threat
Since Alberto Fernández’s election, the U.S. president hadn’t antagonized the incoming leftist administration—until the announcement of new tariffs on steel and aluminum this week.
Latin America Is Too Polarized to Help Stabilize Bolivia
Riven by ideological divisions and facing a lack of adequate regional mechanisms, neighboring countries cannot even agree on whether Evo Morales’s ouster constitutes a coup.