The Pandemic’s Legacy Will Spur New Protests in Latin America
Increased economic inequality has only added to widespread discontent.
The Hit on Haiti’s President
International observers have stood by as Haiti’s political crisis escalated.
Solutions for Colombia’s Social Unrest Are in Short Supply
As negotiations between the government and the strike committee stall, what can Colombia expect in the last year of Duque’s presidency?
Colombia’s “Progress” Leaves Millions Behind
Black and Indigenous citizens have been excluded from the country’s narrative of growth.
In Colombia, Violence Against Protesters Is Exploding
The United States should invoke the Leahy Law to stop paying for it.
Unrest Returns to Colombia Over COVID-19 and Police Violence
The pandemic has increased debt in Latin America, and paying up may stoke social tensions.
In Colombia, Free Trade Has Come With More Violence
Nearly a decade after signing a deal with the United States, the future in cities like Buenaventura looks worse and worse.
A Green Recovery in Latin America
Stimulus cash in the region aims to create environmentally friendly jobs, but there is room for far more.
Colombia’s Peace Court Charges Former Guerrilla Leaders
The response will indicate the future of the country’s fragile detente.
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.
In Florida, Many Colombian Americans Fear Biden Is Soft on Socialism
By painting Biden as a far-left sympathizer, Trump is getting a late-election bounce with Florida’s normally Democratic-leaning Colombian community.
How to Tackle Coronavirus Corruption
Latin American governments have a chance to model a better version of the inspector general, with even greater autonomy, to address graft in the public health sector.
In Colombia, the Pandemic Provides Fertile Ground for Illegal Armed Groups
Criminal bands and fighters are capitalizing on fear to expand their control in vulnerable communities.
Latin America’s Wave of Protests Was Historic—Then the Pandemic Arrived
The coronavirus and lockdowns have worsened the region’s economic divides—and set the stage for more political upheaval.
In Honduras, the U.S. War on Drugs Is Empowering Corrupt Elites
The Central American country has become a transit zone for drug traffickers and the center of a biofuel boom. Dispossessed indigenous groups are paying the price.
Colombian Women Are Saying ‘Yes, We Can’
Colombia’s culture of machismo has created a backlash in the form of a new women’s political movement.
Don’t Let Venezuela’s Crisis Take Down Colombia Too
Washington should do more to address the worsening humanitarian situation in the region.