Latin America

A man in a Donald Trump mask joins a Mariachi Band and an immigration rights activists rally in front of the White House on June 5, 2018 in Washington.

Never Give Strongmen a Second Chance

Latin American history offers a clear lesson to the United States: Ban Donald Trump from running for election ever again.

A demonstrator supporting ousted President Martín Vizcarra holds a Peruvian flag during a protest against the government of then-interim President Manuel Merino in Lima on Nov. 14.

Peru Needs a New Constitution

The country went through three presidents in a week in November—and it might soon have another if it doesn’t pursue a constitutional referendum like neighboring Chile.

Argentinian soccer star Diego Armando Maradona talks to then-Cuban President Fidel Castro in October 2005.

Maradona, Soccer’s Brilliant, Troubled Superstar, Dead at 60

The Argentine legend is remembered both for his on-field prowess and his off-field political activism, especially in Latin America.

A dummy depicting United States President Donald Trump in Colombia

Relief Across Latin America at Trump’s Loss

The damage done to the U.S. reputation may take years to repair.

Supporters shout and wave flags at President Donald Trump's motorcade

Trump’s Anti-Communist Foreign Policy Won Florida Hispanics

Outreach programs and a hard-line attitude persuaded communities with long Republican ties.

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump in Miami

Florida Called for Trump

The state was a must-win for the president, and he prevailed thanks in part to broad support from Cuban Americans and other Latino voters.

An anti-Trump demonstrator cheers in Mexico

Latin America Silently Hopes for Biden Win

Burned by 2016, leaders are cautious about vocally favoring Democrats.

A woman votes at a polling station in Montevideo during municipal and departmental elections in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic on Sept. 27.

Latin America Has Given Up on U.S. Democracy

Regional coverage has focused on the prospect of all-too-familiar chaos.

Brazilian supporters of then-presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro cheer on voters arriving to cast their ballots in the Brazilian presidential elections in Orlando, Florida on Oct. 28, 2018.

Some Brazilian Americans Favor Trump as Their Bolsonaro

The community leans toward the Democratic Party, but the ‘American Bolsonaro’ could make inroads.

Residents of the Galápagos Islands hold a demonstration outside the court where the crew of a Chinese-flagged ship confiscated by the Ecuadorian Navy is attending a hearing, on Aug. 25, 2017.

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.

An aerial view shows graves in the Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery in Manaus, Brazil, on July 20.

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.

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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 man holds his child inside a malnutrition ward supported by the World Food Programme at Al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, on Oct. 10.

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.

Demonstrators hold flags with the face of former president Evo Morales during a Movement for Socialism closing rally ahead of presidential elections in El Alto, Bolivia, on Oct. 14.

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.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo travels to Brazil.

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.

Colombian President Iván Duque shakes hand with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during the III Hemispheric Ministerial Conference of Fight Against Terrorism in Bogota, on Jan. 20, 2020.

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?

A nurse in Caracas passes an anti-imperialism mural

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.

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