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.
The Cost of Brazil’s COVID-19 Chaos
As deaths shoot up, the country’s data blackout and new variant put the whole world at risk.
In Brazil, QAnon Has a Distinctly Bolsonaro Flavor
A deluge of online conspiracy theories is dividing an already polarized country.
Will Brazilians Ever Dump Bolsonaro?
Brazil’s president downplayed the risk of COVID-19, delayed the purchase of lifesaving vaccines, and dithered as citizens died in Manaus—but his hold on power remains strong.
Bolsonaro Is Following Trump’s Anti-Democracy Playbook
Brazil’s “Tropical Trump” is laying the groundwork to discredit his country’s electoral process.
Drug Cartels Are All Over Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok
Latin American criminal gangs have embraced social media and messaging platforms to spread narco culture and sell drugs.
2021 Could Be the Year of Free Trade
The Free Trade Area of the Americas has spent years on the back burner, but Biden could revive it when he takes office.
Where Do Things Stand With the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout?
The U.K.’s quick approval of the Pfizer vaccine means some Britons will get shots starting next week—but in the rest of the world, it’s going to take a while for regular people to get inoculated.