People protest against corruption in Lima on January 3, 2019.

How to Tackle Coronavirus Corruption

Latin American governments have a chance to model a better version of the inspector general, with even greater autonomy, to address graft in the public health sector.

A protester holds a sign  during a protest against corruption and hunger amid the coronavirus pandemic outside the presidential palace in Panama City, on June 25.

Latin America’s Wave of Protests Was Historic—Then the Pandemic Arrived

The coronavirus and lockdowns have worsened the region’s economic divides—and set the stage for more political upheaval.

A soldier speaks on a megaphone next to a worker from the Health Ministry during an operation to test employees of the Ciudad de Dios market for the coronavirus in Lima on May 11.

Peru’s Civil War Left It Vulnerable to the Pandemic

The country should address the worsening coronavirus crisis with policies that will also repair long-standing inequality.

People demonstrate in Lima on Oct. 3, 2019, after President Martin Vizcarra dissolved Peru's unicameral parliament.

Peru’s Vote for a New Congress Could Shape the President’s Legacy

After suspending the country’s Congress last fall, new legislative elections could give Martín Vizcarra the support he needs to confront corruption—or lead to renewed political gridlock.

Flags with the logo and the World Cup 2018 mascot Zabivaka are seen in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow on June 30, 2018 during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP)        (Photo credit should read VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Read FP’s Coverage of the 2018 World Cup

War is politics by other means — and so is the World Cup.

Peruvian players huddle prior before the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group C match between Australia and Peru at Fisht Stadium on June 26 in Sochi, Russia. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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.

Hezbollah supporters rally in Beirut, Lebanon, on Dec. 11, 2017. (AFP/Getty Images)

Why Is Trump Going Soft on Hezbollah?

Barack Obama did too little to curb the militant group, especially in Latin America. Donald Trump should do more.


The Weekend Behind, the Week Ahead: Vive Le Pen, Don’t Take out Banners in Russia, and Maybe Cabinet Picks

From Mitt Romney to Marine Le Pen, Italian politics to a Colombian peace deal, here's what happened in the world this weekend.

Peruvian presidential candidate for "Fuerza Popular" (Popular Strength) party, Keiko Fujimori, waves during her campaign closing rally in Lima on June 2, 2016. 
Fujimori wil face Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of "Peruanos por el Kambio" (Peruvians for Change) party in June 5 runoff election. / AFP / MARTIN BERNETTI        (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

Corruption and Legacy in Lima

As voters in Peru head to the polls, the country might elect a controversial candidate — Keiko Fujimori. But has she convinced the electorate that she’s shed the shady past of her father’s presidency?

The drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera, El Chapo, looks at the press, guarded by members of Mexican Navy is moved to a helicopter. El chapo, was arrested Saturday at 6:40 hours at a hotel in Mazatlan, Sinaloa in Mexico city, Mexico, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Photographer: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg

From El Chapo to The Snail, Is It Time to Stop Celebrating the Arrests of Drug Kingpins?

Experts have long decried the kingpin strategy, but governments find it difficult to resist.


Is Jim Kim Destroying the World Bank — or Saving it From Itself?

The good doctor Kim is out to salvage the bank's global relevance. But his radical reforms have critics calling for his head.

Peruvian peasant Maxima Acu??a, 2016 Goldman Prize recipient for the protection of nature, speaks during an interview with AFP on April 25, 2016 in Lima, upon her return from New York.
A subsistence farmer in Perus northern highlands of the Cajamarca region, Acuna has stood up for her right to peacefully live in her plot of land sought by Newmont and Buenaventura Mining to develop the Conga gold and copper mine. / AFP / CRIS BOURONCLE        (Photo credit should read CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Last Year’s Goldman Prize Winner Was Murdered. Could This Year’s Winner Be Next?

The 46-year-old peasant farmer was awarded the prize for blocking a gold mine in Peru.

Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori waves to supporters as she campaigns on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Congresswoman Fujimori, who is running even with former army officer Ollanta Humala in polls before today's election, is banking on the votes of those lifted into the middle class by a decade of region-leading economic growth. Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A Softer, Gentler Fujimorismo

Can Keiko Fujimori restore her family’s tarnished name?

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It’s the End of the World as We Know It, and the IMF Feels Fine

Is the world's foremost lender of last resort finally ready to give developing countries the power they deserve?


If a Tree Falls in a National Park …

Activists, journalists, and even Michael Bloomberg have been agitating for Peru to finally make Sierra del Divisor a national park. But would it really save this endangered chunk of the Amazon?

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