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An Iraqi protester clad with the national flag takes part in anti-government demonstrations at Tahrir square in the capital Baghdad, on Dec. 30.

Governments Can Kill Protesters—but Not Protest

The people want more democracy, even if their leaders want less.

Protesters burn items in Hong Kong

Violence Is Sometimes the Answer

Protesters get slammed by critics whenever they use force. But for the state, it’s normalized.

Demonstrators take cover as clashing with riot police during a protest against President Sebastian Piñera on November 19, 2019 in Santiago, Chile. (Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images)

From Model to Muddle: Chile’s Sad Slide Into Upheaval

Chile’s government has sought for years to fix inequality problems that date to free market reforms under Pinochet. It just wasn’t nearly enough.

Demonstrators march through Santiago, Chile, on Nov. 12.

Chile’s Protesters Have Won a Path to a New Constitution

Here’s why they want to replace the dictatorship-era document.

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.

A demonstrator waves a Chilean flag at a barricade during a protest against the government's economic policies in Santiago on Oct. 29.

Latin America’s Protests Are Likely to Fail

The popular uprisings in Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Haiti have many different causes and one thing in common: If history is any indicator, the outlook for genuine, lasting change is grim.

Demonstrators march in Santiago, Chile, on Oct. 23.

Why Chileans Are Still Protesting Despite Reform Promises

In Santiago, demonstrations over economic inequality are expected to continue after President Sebastián Piñera promised reforms.

Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó gather in Caracas Feb. 12. (Edilzon Gamez/Getty Images)

There Is Still a Way Out of Venezuela’s Stalemate

Both sides should heed the lessons of negotiated transitions in Chile and South Africa to forge a peaceful path to democracy.

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends the opening day of the 39th session of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on Sept. 10, 2018. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. Sought to Derail Michelle Bachelet’s Bid for Top U.N. Human Rights Job

The Trump administration was troubled by her views on abortion, Israel, and Latin America.

The now-missing ARA San Juan submarine in Buenos Aires on May 23, 2014. (Alejandro Moritz/AFP/Getty Images)

Five Questions About the Missing Argentine Submarine

Despite a large international search effort, time is running out for the crew.

People demonstrate against President Nicolas Maduro, in Los Teques, Miranda State, Venezuela, on September 7, 2016 as the country's opposition called for new nationwide protests to pressure for a referendum on removing him from power by the end of the year.

Venezuela's opposition is holding nationwide protests against Maduro, testing his grip on power six days after massive demonstrations showed the magnitude of anger over a raging crisis.  / AFP / RONALDO SCHEMIDT        (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Chile Demands Information on Detained Journalist Who Embarrassed Venezuela’s President

Braulio Jatar videotaped Venezuela’s president getting run out of town by protesters. Then he was arrested.

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The Hunt for Justice

Documenting the legacy of a secret — and brutal — alliance of Latin American states against suspected leftists.

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