Peru’s National Identity Was Bound Up With Conflict and Corruption for Decades — Then It Qualified for the World Cup.
On our podcast, how a country scores two goals in the soccer tournament and finds redemption.
López Obrador Is a Pragmatist, Not an Ideologue
Don’t expect Mexico’s new president to radically shift the country’s approach to foreign policy.
Can Nicaragua’s Military Prevent a Civil War?
President Daniel Ortega’s crackdown on protests has driven the country to the brink. If the violence escalates, it could spark a refugee crisis and destabilize all of Central America.
Mexico’s Populist New President Unlikely to Derail Energy Reform
López Obrador won’t reverse the country’s historic oil opening — but he won’t expand it, either.
Don’t Let Venezuela’s Government Smear the Opposition’s Brightest Star
Maduro’s autocratic regime is going after María Corina Machado because she is fearless and incorruptible. She needs Washington’s support.
America’s Uncivil Protests Are Straight Out of Latin America
Donald Trump’s domestic critics are following South America’s successful anti-strongman playbook.
Latin America’s Center Cannot Hold If It Doesn’t Exist
Mainstream establishment parties across the continent have been replaced by populists offering easy and empty answers.
Trump Is Playing Chicken With Children’s Lives
The U.S. child welfare system is strained to its limits. Family separation could push it over the edge.
The Ghost of Hugo Chávez Is Haunting Colombia’s Election
Some Colombians fear that their country could go the way of Venezuela.
Peace Pact in the Balance As Colombians Vote
Sunday’s election is widely seen as a referendum on the historic peace accord with the FARC.
It’s Time for a Coup in Venezuela
Only nationalists in the military can restore a legitimate constitutional democracy.
Jobs and Opportunity Are the Only Path to Peace in Central America
The United States must foster free trade and economic growth in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, or the vicious cycle of violence will persist.
The Perils of a Putsch in Venezuela
Encouraging a coup in Caracas will give Russia and China a foothold in the United States’ backyard.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador Is No Hugo Chávez
The real problem with the Mexican presidential frontrunner isn’t his populism. It’s his old-fashioned ideas.
Here’s How the United States Can Help Colombia Thrive
As an era of peace approaches, both countries should take practical steps to strengthen the relationship.
Why Is Trump Going Soft on Hezbollah?
Barack Obama did too little to curb the militant group, especially in Latin America. Donald Trump should do more.
Lula Lost, But Brazil’s Democracy Has Won
By going to jail, the former president signaled his respect for the rule of law.
Trump Makes American Coal Great Again — Overseas
U.S. coal exports have exploded. Can that continue?
Colombia Is Ready to Join the Club
The United States should help its Latin American ally become a member of the OECD.