A health worker holds a vial of the Sputnik V vaccine at the Lumiere movie theater, used as vaccination center, in Rosario, Santa Fe province, Argentina, on March 26.

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.

Chilean Environment Minister and COP25 president Carolina Schmidt (center) meets with delegates from Indigenous communities during the COP26 U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 3.

Deforestation Déjà Vu at COP26

Past conservation efforts have floundered. Latin American nations will decide whether the new pact succeeds.

A view of a gas well drill at Campo Maripe—a field claimed by the Mapuche Indigenous community—in the Vaca Muerta Formation in Añelo, Argentina, on Nov. 27, 2019.

Argentina’s Unlikely Climate Push

Can urging from Washington make one of Latin America’s biggest polluters go green?

A woman wearing a face mask reads inside a subway in São Paulo on May 7, 2020.

How Latin American Women Governed During the Pandemic

Female leaders saved more lives in Brazil and reinvented stimulus policy in Argentina.

Hospital workers install new intensive care beds

Argentina Is the Pandemic’s Latest Hot Spot

An overloaded health system struggles to deal with a deadly second wave of the coronavirus.

An airport worker uses a forklift to carry a container with doses of Sputnik V vaccine from Russia at Ministro Pistarini International airport in Ezeiza, Argentina on Jan. 16.

Sputnik V Takes Off in Latin America

How Argentina helped open the region for the Russian vaccine.

Chinese fishing boats set off after being moored for more than three months in Taizhou, China, due to the annual fishing ban on the East China Sea on Sept. 16, 2014.

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.

Argentinian soccer star Diego Armando Maradona talks to then-Cuban President Fidel Castro in October 2005.

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.

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri chats with U.S. President Donald Trump during a G20 Summit on June 29, 2019 in Osaka, Japan.

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.

A man walks by a sign opposing debt repayments to the IMF during the coronavirus lockdown in Buenos Aires on May 22.

How to Fix Argentina’s Recurrent Debt Crises

Why President Fernandez is hoping for Joe Biden to win the U.S. election.

Abandoned houses in Seoul

Our Top Weekend Reads

Skyrocketing housing prices threaten South Korea, the plight of LGBTQ people in Kashmir, and rapidly deteriorating economic conditions in Argentina. 

A volunteer church worker delivers a box with food supplies at the Villa 31 shantytown, amid the lockdown in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 25.

Argentina’s Economy Crumbles as Buenos Aires Lockdown Continues

The nation was already on the economic brink before COVID-19 hit.

People protest against corruption in Lima on January 3, 2019.

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.

A protester holds a sign  during a protest against corruption and hunger amid the coronavirus pandemic outside the presidential palace in Panama City, on June 25.

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.

Posters against the International Monetary Fund in Buenos Aires

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.

Argentine President-elect Alberto Fernández

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.

Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra (right) shakes hands with his Bolivian counterpart, Evo Morales, during their fifth joint staff meeting in Peru on June 25.

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.

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