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 scene the Brazilian werewolf movie Good Mannners.

How Werewolves Colonized Brazil

There are no wolves in the country. But somehow, they keep showing up on screen.

Demonstrators protest in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasília on Oct. 8, the day Brazil was expected to reach the milestone of 600,000 people dead of COVID-19.

Brazil’s Senate Accuses Bolsonaro of Crimes Against Humanity

It’s a new low for his government’s catastrophic pandemic response.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa link hands as they pose in front of their countries' flags.

Why BRICS Still Matters

BRICS may be a young institution, but it shouldn’t be underestimated.

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.

People protest the Brazilian president.

The Pandemic’s Legacy Will Spur New Protests in Latin America

Increased economic inequality has only added to widespread discontent.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Brazilian Chief of Staff General Braga Netto talk during the launch of a new campaign against domestic violence during the coronavirus pandemic at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on May 15, 2020.

Bolsonaro’s Teflon Wears Off

The unpopular Brazilian president suggests he could challenge the results of next year’s election.

A woman fills containers with water from a public water pump, to take them home carried by her donkeys, in Santa Cruz Acalpixca, Xochimilco mayorality, Mexico City, on April 16.

Historic Droughts Drive Up Prices in Mexico and Brazil

Historic dry spells are straining life and business in the two countries, where presidents are aloof to climate change.

Smoke and flames rise from an illegally lit fire in the Amazon rainforest reserve in Brazil.

Only China Can End Brazil’s Climate Crisis

Deforestation is devastating the Amazon, but Beijing has the political and economic leverage to stop it.

Employees work on the production line of CoronaVac, Sinovac Biotech's vaccine against COVID-19 coronavirus at the Butantan biomedical production center, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Jan. 14.

Vaccine Diplomacy Boosts China’s Standing in Latin America

Beijing has increased its leverage in the region—but Washington can still stage a comeback.

Mexico City Imposes Restrictions To Cars Due to High Level of Air Pollution

Biden Should Pursue an Environmental Treaty for the Western Hemisphere

Latin American leaders have already made strides toward environmental protection. To achieve his own climate goals, Biden should cooperate with them.

Employees work on the production line of CoronaVac, Sinovac Biotech's vaccine against COVID-19 coronavirus at the Butantan biomedical production center, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Jan. 14.

Latin America’s Vaccine Stars and Struggles

Technology transfers to produce shots are slowly underway in the region.

U.S. President Joe Biden leaves after he delivered remarks on COVID-19.

Can Biden’s Vaccine Patent Waiver End the Pandemic?

Health experts laud a big step forward—but try explaining that to Indian or Brazilian hospitals in a deadly race against time.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro greets military aeronautics.

Coronavirus Crisis Drives Bolsonaro to Play Politics With the Military

Brazil’s controversial president is again looking to lean on the military for support amid a political crisis.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a pronouncement on new COVID-19 emergency aid.

Bolsonaro Offers Biden an Olive Branch

This week’s climate summit offered the Brazilian president a fresh opportunity to engage with the new U.S. administration.

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil's former president

Brazil’s Most Popular Politician Might Dial Back Bolsonaro’s Legacy—but Won’t Take the Country Into the Future

Lula may offer the strongest alternative to Bolsonaro, yet his policies for Brazil won’t fully address the country’s challenges.

A donkey stands tied up next to a burnt area of Amazon rainforest reserve, south of Novo Progresso in Para state, on August 16, 2020.

Biden’s Back Channel on the Amazon

Rocky Brazil-U.S. diplomacy on protecting the rainforest approaches a pivotal moment.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus takes off his glasses and rubs his eyes.

The World Needs a Post-Pandemic Health Treaty With Teeth

WHO has no power to demand openness or independently confirm data at present.

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