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Women are seen making food and holding food containers in a kitchen.
Women are seen making food and holding food containers in a kitchen.

Chavismo’s Latest Target

NGOs are essential to Venezuelan society. A new law may lead to their collapse.

Ex-combatants of the FARC-People’s Army listen to a U.N. member speak on humanitarian demining in the municipality of La Montañita, Caquetá, Colombia, on Oct. 9, 2019.
Ex-combatants of the FARC-People’s Army listen to a U.N. member speak on humanitarian demining in the municipality of La Montañita, Caquetá, Colombia, on Oct. 9, 2019.

The U.N.’s Small Success Stories

The organization has been criticized aplenty this week. Its missions in Colombia, Honduras, and Venezuela could be a silver lining.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro shake hands after their bilateral meeting at Itamaraty Palace in Brasília, Brazil, on Nov. 13, 2019.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro shake hands after their bilateral meeting at Itamaraty Palace in Brasília, Brazil, on Nov. 13, 2019.

Why Beijing Wants Bolsonaro to Win

For China, the Brazilian president is an ally against the West.

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner leaves a courthouse
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner leaves a courthouse

The Many Trials of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

Argentina’s vice president survived an assassination attempt. Will she make it out of court?

Marina Silva, Brazilian federal deputy candidate and former environment minister, speaks next to former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva during a press conference in São Paulo on Sept. 12.
Marina Silva, Brazilian federal deputy candidate and former environment minister, speaks next to former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva during a press conference in São Paulo on Sept. 12.

What Could Brazil’s Post-Bolsonaro Climate Policy Look Like?

It won’t be easy for the country to refurbish its green reputation.

Chilean President Gabriel Boric looks on during a ceremony at La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, on Sept. 6.
Chilean President Gabriel Boric looks on during a ceremony at La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, on Sept. 6.

How Chile’s Constitution Revolution Missed the Mark

It’s back to the drawing board for the country—and President Gabriel Boric.

Supporters of Chile’s proposed new constitution attend a closing campaign rally ahead of a Sept. 4 referendum in Santiago, Chile, on Sept. 1.
Supporters of Chile’s proposed new constitution attend a closing campaign rally ahead of a Sept. 4 referendum in Santiago, Chile, on Sept. 1.

Why Chileans Might Vote to Keep Their Dictatorship-Era Constitution

Whatever happens in Sunday’s referendum, the constitutional debate is far from over.

Bad Bunny performs for the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards broadcast from Yankee Stadium in New York City on Aug. 28.
Bad Bunny performs for the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards broadcast from Yankee Stadium in New York City on Aug. 28.

Bad Bunny and the Political History of Reggaeton

The genre is the product of migration, rebirth, and the struggle to be heard.

A migrant family from Venezuela illegally crosses the Rio Grande river.
A migrant family from Venezuela illegally crosses the Rio Grande river.

Venezuela’s Forgotten Refugee Crisis Rivals Ukraine’s

International funding for refugees falls short despite a new spike in Venezuelans fleeing their country.

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and PT candidate for São Paulo Gov. Fernando Haddad raise their hands during a campaign rally in Diadema, São Paulo state, Brazil, on July 9.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and PT candidate for São Paulo Gov. Fernando Haddad raise their hands during a campaign rally in Diadema, São Paulo state, Brazil, on July 9.

The Future of Brazilian Politics Will Be Decided in São Paulo

Lula’s Workers’ Party has never won the governorship of Brazil’s wealthiest and most populous state. This could be its year.

A woman holds a banner that reads “Today a new country is born” as she awaits the inauguration of Colombian President Gustavo Petro at the Simón Bolívar International Bridge between Colombia and Venezuela in Cúcuta, Colombia, on Aug. 7.
A woman holds a banner that reads “Today a new country is born” as she awaits the inauguration of Colombian President Gustavo Petro at the Simón Bolívar International Bridge between Colombia and Venezuela in Cúcuta, Colombia, on Aug. 7.

Venezuela’s Enabling Neighbors Change Their Tune

Former Maduro allies in Colombia and Brazil have recently rebuked him.

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Ones-And-Tooze-podcast-series-1500x1000-site

The Crazy Economics of Book Publishing

Plus: Will Argentina ever be able to stabilize its currency?

Argentines protest economic issues
Argentines protest economic issues

Argentina’s Economic Crisis Never Went Away

Argentines remain enmeshed in a populist policy trap as inflation soars past a whopping 70 percent.

An inside view of the University of São Paulo’s Law School shows the reading of a letter for democracy at a demonstration organized by several social organizations in São Paulo on Aug. 11.
An inside view of the University of São Paulo’s Law School shows the reading of a letter for democracy at a demonstration organized by several social organizations in São Paulo on Aug. 11.

Brazil’s Wall Street Turns on Bolsonaro

As the president’s threats to disregard October’s election results intensify, those who could tip the political scale are speaking up.

U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at the White House in Washington on July 12.
U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at the White House in Washington on July 12.

Will U.S. ‘Nearshoring’ Go From Buzzword to Trend?

Washington says it wants to relocate supply chains to the Americas but has offered few concrete incentives to do so.

Elisa Loncon (front left), a Mapuche activist and former president of the Chilean Constitutional Convention, attends the ceremony to present the draft of the new constitution to Chilean President Gabriel Boric on July 4.
Elisa Loncon (front left), a Mapuche activist and former president of the Chilean Constitutional Convention, attends the ceremony to present the draft of the new constitution to Chilean President Gabriel Boric on July 4.

Chile Unveils Its Proposed New Constitution

But the country’s cycle of political change remains in flux ahead of a September referendum on the progressive charter.

Women with skull face paint stand with cardboard images of tombstones in front of their chests.
Women with skull face paint stand with cardboard images of tombstones in front of their chests.

Inside Brazil’s Abortion Pill Black Market

In a country where one woman dies every two days from a botched abortion, the internet is sometimes the only option.

Demonstrators with shields gather in Quito, Ecuador, on June 29.
Demonstrators with shields gather in Quito, Ecuador, on June 29.

Ecuador’s Uprising Is Only the Beginning

Public pressure for fuel price relief could echo across the region.

Castillo sits in a dark room beside other people, with a slight frown on his face.
Castillo sits in a dark room beside other people, with a slight frown on his face.

Peru’s Democracy Is Dying

Pedro Castillo promised leftist reform. His incompetency has left his country’s democracy on its last legs.

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