Bolsonaro Can’t Destroy Brazilian Democracy
Brazil’s new president is a throwback to its authoritarian past—but the country is more resilient than it used to be.
How Women Could Win It for Bolsonaro
Brazil’s far-right presidential front-runner made hateful comments a hallmark of his political life. That hasn’t held him back.
It’s Not Just the Right That’s Voting for Bolsonaro. It’s Everyone.
Brazil’s populist firebrand is relying on conservative values, fear of crime, anger about corruption, and rampant fake news to gain support from across the political spectrum.
Investors Love Bolsonaro. Can He Deliver?
Markets are soaring ahead of Brazil’s runoff election—on what may turn out to be mere wishful thinking.
The Sad Decline of Brazil’s Political Establishment
Voters are manifesting their profound unhappiness with the status quo. Jair Bolsonaro is the result.
Jair Bolsonaro’s Model Isn’t Berlusconi. It’s Goebbels.
The far-right Brazilian leader isn’t just another conservative populist. His propaganda campaign has taken a page straight from the Nazi playbook.
The United States Needs Help Putting Pressure on Venezuela
It is time for other governments to step up.
How a Nicaraguan Priest Made a Deal With the Devil
Catholic clerics have been on the frontlines protesting Daniel Ortega's bloody crackdown—but one of them also helped fuel his rise.
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.