China’s Hunger for Seafood Is Now Latin America’s Problem
Massively in debt to Beijing, countries in the region can’t stand up to China to protect their coasts.
Brazil’s First Wave Isn’t Over Yet
Coronavirus cases are spiking again in the country’s north, threatening to increase strain on public hospitals. This time, local governments face even more political pressure to lift restrictions.
In Chile, One Word Defines the Political Revolution
The Chilean term “facho” evokes the image of Chile’s fascist past—but also of present-day tenacity that thumbs its nose at institutional power.
A U.N. Agency Lauded for Its Work Faces a Funding Shortage
The World Food Program will need more than a Nobel Prize to feed the millions who are newly food-insecure.
Will Bolivia’s Elections Usher in a New Wave of Socialism in Latin America?
A year after the leftist leader fled La Paz, Morales is looming over the upcoming vote.
Pompeo’s Preelection Politicking Is Wearing Thin, Even With Allies
From the Vatican to Brazil, foreign officials are getting tired of Pompeo dragging their governments into Trump’s reelection campaign.
Washington’s ‘Blind Eye’ Toward Human Rights Abuses in Latin America
Would a Biden administration put the swagger back into America’s championing of human rights in the region?
Latin America Is Off the Global Stage, and That’s OK
The region doesn’t have a seat at the geopolitical table, but at least it’s off the menu.
Trump’s Candidate Would Be a Disaster for Latin America’s Bank
The Inter-American Development Bank has never been led by a U.S. citizen before.
After COVID-19, Latin America Braces for ‘Lost Decade’
Already one of the most unequal regions in the world, it may face an unprecedented rise in inequality and poverty due to the economic carnage of the pandemic.
Latin America Won’t Give In to Trump Without a Fight
In the tussle over the Inter-American Development Bank, the region is prepared to wait him out.
Trump’s Pick to Run Latin America’s Development Bank Is the Last Thing It Needed
Foisting a divisive, first-ever U.S. president on the Inter-American Development Bank will likely hinder—not help—the bank’s quest to raise cash during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Toppling Statues Isn’t Enough in Latin America
Rethinking the past is a tough challenge when colonial structures run deep.
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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 Can’t Survive the Coronavirus Crisis Alone
Countries are too rich to access conventional aid, but they can’t cope by themselves.
Uruguay Emerges as a Rare Pandemic Winner in Latin America
Despite the border with hard-hit Brazil, the coronavirus is well under control in the country.
Malaria May Still Be 2020’s Biggest Killer
The coronavirus has shut down large-scale treatment and prevention programs around the globe, which could send malaria deaths skyrocketing this year.