How Latin American Women Governed During the Pandemic
Female leaders saved more lives in Brazil and reinvented stimulus policy in Argentina.
The Pandemic’s Legacy Will Spur New Protests in Latin America
Increased economic inequality has only added to widespread discontent.
Bolsonaro’s Teflon Wears Off
The unpopular Brazilian president suggests he could challenge the results of next year’s election.
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.
Only China Can End Brazil’s Climate Crisis
Deforestation is devastating the Amazon, but Beijing has the political and economic leverage to stop it.
Vaccine Diplomacy Boosts China’s Standing in Latin America
Beijing has increased its leverage in the region—but Washington can still stage a comeback.
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.
Latin America’s Vaccine Stars and Struggles
Technology transfers to produce shots are slowly underway in the region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Biden’s Back Channel on the Amazon
Rocky Brazil-U.S. diplomacy on protecting the rainforest approaches a pivotal moment.
The World Needs a Post-Pandemic Health Treaty With Teeth
WHO has no power to demand openness or independently confirm data at present.
Latin America’s COVID-19 Fiasco Is Also a Crisis of Regional Integration
A spat at Mercosur’s 30th birthday marked a low point for regional cooperation.
In Brazil, Vaccine Diplomacy Can Help Save the Climate
Washington should bypass Bolsonaro and open a direct dialogue on Amazon deforestation with local leaders in regions hit hard by COVID-19.
Rio de Janeiro Faces Perfect Storm of Climate Change
Coastal cities need to experiment with different strategies to boost resilience.
A Green Recovery in Latin America
Stimulus cash in the region aims to create environmentally friendly jobs, but there is room for far more.
Latin America’s Two Biggest Populists Are Preparing for a Showdown With Biden
Dealing with Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro and Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador could be the biggest thing the U.S. president does this year.