Bolsonaro Placed a Losing Bet on Trump
Monday’s announcement of U.S. tariffs on Brazilian steel and aluminum imports is yet one more reason China may be looking like a better partner.
After Brazil’s Summer of Fire, the Militarization of the Amazon Remains
Bolsonaro sent the troops to put out the flames, but now they may be looking to other enemies.
Brazil’s Amazon—and Its Defenders—Are Under Attack From Illegal Loggers
The killing of an indigenous forest guardian is only the latest incident in a pattern of impunity with consequences far beyond Brazil’s borders.
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.
Mexico Tries to Turn Back the Clock on Energy
Forget the energy opening: López Obrador works to restore the primacy of Pemex, the state-owned oil giant.
Don’t Scapegoat Brazil Over the Environment
International threats to forcibly protect the Amazon betray ignorance about the subtle art of diplomacy.
Threats Worked in Brazil—and They Might Elsewhere, Too
Do the Amazon fires point the way for future international efforts to combat climate change?
This Isn’t the First Time Fires Have Ravaged the Amazon
Here’s why now can be different from the 1980s.
It Isn’t Too Late to Save the Brazilian Rainforest
Working with Brazil’s agricultural businesses could be the key to a healthier Amazon.
Brazilian Organized Crime Is All Grown Up
And now Bolsonaro’s iron-fisted approach risks worsening the problem.
Who Will Save the Amazon (and How)?
It's only a matter of time until major powers try to stop climate change by any means necessary.
The Dirty Residue of Brazil’s Car Wash Probe
On the podcast: The editor in chief of Americas Quarterly explains why investigators are now under scrutiny in Brazil’s largest corruption inquiry.
Brazil’s Car Wash Investigation Faces New Pressures
Five years in, the mammoth corruption probe, beset by scandal, shows no signs of slowing down.