The End of Cuba’s Entrepreneurship Boom
It isn’t just Trump who has put the country’s small businesses under pressure. Díaz-Canel is after them, too.
Guatemala Cancels on Trump
Plus: Iran says it will talk—if U.S. sanctions end, Italy presents a migration plan, and what to watch in the world this week.
Government Rift Deepens Mexico’s Economic Crisis
After months of rumors, the finance minister bitterly parts ways with the leftist president.
Trump Should Not Forget Venezuela
Even with the eyes of the world elsewhere, here’s how Trump can keep up pressure on Maduro.
El Salvador’s Tough Policing Isn’t What It Looks Like
Shootings reported as enfrentamientos, or confrontations, often mask killings of civilians and other misconduct.
While Trump Isolates the U.S., It’s ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ for the Rest of the World
Globalization is alive and well. It’s just the United States sitting on the sidelines.
When Poppies Don’t Pay
With a stark decline in the price fetched by opium gum, Mexico’s government should take strides toward making crop substitution proposals a reality in Guerrero.
Trump’s Iran Crackdown Isn’t Enough to Stop Hezbollah
Unless Washington targets the group more effectively, it can outlive the pressure on Tehran.
Trump Starts a New Trade Fight in the Middle of an Old One
The end result could be a recession and a closer relationship between China and Mexico.
The Panama Canal Could Become the Center of the U.S.-China Trade War
Panama’s strategic and symbolic importance place it at the heart of growing trade tensions.
Trump’s Cuba Sanctions Are a Mistake
Tightening the failed embargo will push Havana into the arms of Beijing and Moscow.
Guaidó’s Plan for Venezuela Is in Limbo
The opposition leader’s call for Venezuelans to fill the streets and for the military to turn on the president has not yet brought about the change he seeks.
Will Guaidó’s Gamble Pay Off?
Venezuela’s opposition leader has failed to gain enough military support to oust Nicolás Maduro, and Washington’s policies aren’t helping him.
Guaidó Is Stumbling Toward a Coup
Naunihal Singh, an expert on military takeovers, addresses what to watch as Venezuela's would-be president attempts to oust Maduro.
The Senate is Hollowing Out the United States’ Diplomatic Corps
To protect U.S. national security, the United States needs to rethink the way the government approves diplomats.
Trump Is Sending Guns South as Migrants Flee North
The administration’s push to weaken oversight of gun exports could worsen the Central American refugee crisis.
Murdered Women Can’t Celebrate International Women’s Day
Advocates for gender equality in Latin America are making gains, but an epidemic of violence overshadows their progress.
Mexico’s Old-School War on Crime Gets a Surprising New Champion
Why is AMLO attempting to further militarize policing, instead of pursuing the progressive reforms he promised during his campaign?
What’s Good for Maduro Is Bad for Chavismo
The more atrocities Venezuela’s dictator commits, the less likely his regime is to survive him.
There Is Still a Way Out of Venezuela’s Stalemate
Both sides should heed the lessons of negotiated transitions in Chile and South Africa to forge a peaceful path to democracy.