Biden Rethinks Central America Strategy
Corrupt local elites thwarted some engagement efforts of the past decade, Biden’s new special envoy wrote.
Latin America’s Two Biggest Populists Are Preparing for a Showdown With Biden
Dealing with Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro and Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador could be the biggest thing the U.S. president does this year.
Mexico Prepares to Light Up—Legally
The country is on the brink of creating the world’s largest legal cannabis market.
Mexico Slams Vaccine ‘Hoarding’
Pledges of global vaccine solidarity have been slow to produce results.
Energy Transition Is the Future. National Oil Companies Are Betting on the Past.
State-owned oil companies are on the verge of investing $400 billion in projects incompatible with the Paris Agreement. If they fail, it could spark an emerging market debt crisis.
What AMLO Really Thinks About Biden
Mexico’s president has been a thorn in the new U.S. leader’s side—but it’s all in the service of a constructive relationship.
Harriet Tubman and the Search for Freedom Beyond American Borders
How the Underground Railroad laid tracks to Mexico.
Biden to Tap Seasoned Former Diplomat to Oversee Southern Border Policy
Roberta Jacobson, a former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, will join the NSC and help oversee an anticipated U-turn in U.S. policy on migration and asylum.
Checking In on Mexico’s Feminist Foreign Policy
Almost one year in, an ambitious set of norms has had mixed results.
How Press Freedom Came Under Attack in 2020
Citizens hungry for information turned to the media during the pandemic, but governments around the world used the crisis to restrict journalists.
Drug Cartels Are All Over Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok
Latin American criminal gangs have embraced social media and messaging platforms to spread narco culture and sell drugs.
Legalization Advocates Hope to End Mexico’s Drug War
Threats, violence, and clampdowns have failed. Can decriminalization work?
2021 Could Be the Year of Free Trade
The Free Trade Area of the Americas has spent years on the back burner, but Biden could revive it when he takes office.
The Coronavirus Is Now Another Risk of U.S. Migration
At least 2,500 Mexicans in the United States, many of them essential workers, have died from COVID-19. Back home in Mexico, their grieving families are left without support.
Threats and Border Walls Are Destroying the United States’ Biggest Strategic Advantage
Restoring a common purpose with Canada and Mexico is the lowest-hanging fruit in U.S. foreign policy.
How the Coronavirus Crisis Is Silencing Dissent and Sparking Repression
A look at how protests, political violence, and conflict have played out during the pandemic.