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Pro-Choice demonstrators celebrate outside the Justice Palace in Bogota after the Constitutional Court voted in favor of decriminalizing abortion up to 24 weeks of gestation
Pro-Choice demonstrators celebrate outside the Justice Palace in Bogota after the Constitutional Court voted in favor of decriminalizing abortion up to 24 weeks of gestation

How Latin American Feminists Won Abortion Rights

Many argue abortion is not just an issue of individual choice but also of social justice.

Argentine President Alberto Fernández and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador talk during the commemoration of Mexico’s Flag Day and the 200th anniversary of the enactment of the Iguala Plan at Cerro del Tehuehue in Iguala, Mexico, on Feb. 24, 2021.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador talk during the commemoration of Mexico’s Flag Day and the 200th anniversary of the enactment of the Iguala Plan at Cerro del Tehuehue in Iguala, Mexico, on Feb. 24, 2021.

Washington Learns to Live With Regional Differences on Ukraine

The White House is mellowing its public criticism of the stances Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico have taken on the war.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador speaks during his daily morning press conference in Mexico City on April 11.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador speaks during his daily morning press conference in Mexico City on April 11.

AMLO’s Electrical Faceoff

Mexico and the United States might be headed for their biggest clash yet under USMCA.

Migrants and asylum-seekers march to protest against the United States’ Title 42 policy on the Mexican side of the San Ysidro crossing port in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on March 21.
Migrants and asylum-seekers march to protest against the United States’ Title 42 policy on the Mexican side of the San Ysidro crossing port in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on March 21.

The End of Title 42 Doesn’t Mean Back to Normal

During the pandemic, Washington outsourced harsh migration management to its southern neighbors.

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on Dec. 5, 2018.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on Dec. 5, 2018.

How the War in Ukraine Could Empower Maduro

Skyrocketing oil prices give Venezuela’s embattled leader less incentive to pursue sanctions relief.

Auto workers in Mexico
Auto workers in Mexico

Decades Late, NAFTA’s Promise on Workers’ Rights Comes Good

In Mexico, a breakthrough trade case involving General Motors could become a global model.

Cars line up to cross the U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Nov. 7, 2021, ahead of the United States reopening its land borders to foreigners vaccinated against COVID-19, almost 20 months after they were closed. GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP via Getty Images
Cars line up to cross the U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Nov. 7, 2021, ahead of the United States reopening its land borders to foreigners vaccinated against COVID-19, almost 20 months after they were closed. GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP via Getty Images

Who Lost North America?

The project of a stronger, more united continent is on life support. It’s time for a new vision.

Migrants enter Guatemala.
Migrants enter Guatemala.

To Solve the Border Crisis, Look Beyond the Border

U.S. policy should focus on legal circular migration, targeted investments, and leveraging diaspora networks to make staying put a viable option for Central Americans.

Military police gather at an early morning murder, one of numerous murders over a 24 hour period, on March 26, 2010 in Juarez, Mexico.
Military police gather at an early morning murder, one of numerous murders over a 24 hour period, on March 26, 2010 in Juarez, Mexico.

Why Mexico’s Drug Trade Is So Violent

A new book clears away the many cliches that have come to shroud the transnational business in illegal drugs.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a joint news conference with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City on Oct. 8.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a joint news conference with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City on Oct. 8.

The U.S.-Mexico Drug War Gets a Rebrand

Can the “Bicentennial Framework” be a turning point?

Assault rifles are displayed for sale at Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, Virginia, on Oct. 6, 2017.
Assault rifles are displayed for sale at Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, Virginia, on Oct. 6, 2017.

Why Mexico Is Right to Sue U.S. Gun Companies

The lawsuit over drug cartel violence could be part of a bigger change on guns.

Rodrigo Tuz Díaz, 11, a student at the Ignacio Ramírez Calzada primary school, works on his schoolwork at his home in the Indigenous community of Celtún, Yucatán state, Mexico, on May 3, as schools remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rodrigo Tuz Díaz, 11, a student at the Ignacio Ramírez Calzada primary school, works on his schoolwork at his home in the Indigenous community of Celtún, Yucatán state, Mexico, on May 3, as schools remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mexico’s School Closures Are Increasing Inequality

With schools shut for over a year, limited access to technology is exacerbating the education gap, leaving Indigenous communities behind.

A street artist paints a mural about corruption and COVID-19 in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, on July 7, 2020.
A street artist paints a mural about corruption and COVID-19 in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, on July 7, 2020.

Why Is America Cooperating With Militaries Running Criminal Rackets?

U.S. international security cooperation urgently needs an overhaul by Congress.

López Obrador speaks in Mexico City
López Obrador speaks in Mexico City

Mexico’s López Obrador Is Pulling an Erdogan on Biden

By reducing U.S.-Mexican relations to migration, Biden is letting himself be played—and ignoring a crisis south of the border.

Members of the Haitian police and forensics look for evidence outside of the presidential residence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on July 7.
Members of the Haitian police and forensics look for evidence outside of the presidential residence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on July 7.

The Hit on Haiti’s President

International observers have stood by as Haiti’s political crisis escalated.

A woman fills containers with water from a public water pump, to take them home carried by her donkeys, in Santa Cruz Acalpixca, Xochimilco mayorality, Mexico City, on April 16.
A woman fills containers with water from a public water pump, to take them home carried by her donkeys, in Santa Cruz Acalpixca, Xochimilco mayorality, Mexico City, on April 16.

Historic Droughts Drive Up Prices in Mexico and Brazil

Historic dry spells are straining life and business in the two countries, where presidents are aloof to climate change.

Empty security gates to the U.S. check-in area at Pearson International Airport in Toronto
Empty security gates to the U.S. check-in area at Pearson International Airport in Toronto

As Europe Reopens for Travel, North America Is Staying Shut

Scientists say it’s safe for vaccinated people to travel, but the politics of fear is keeping borders closed.

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