South America

Demonstrators protest in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasília on Oct. 8, the day Brazil was expected to reach the milestone of 600,000 people dead of COVID-19.

Brazil’s Senate Accuses Bolsonaro of Crimes Against Humanity

It’s a new low for his government’s catastrophic pandemic response.

Peruvian President Pedro Castillo arrives to address the U.N. General Assembly.

Can Pedro Castillo Save His Presidency?

The Peruvian president’s first months in office have been characterized by chaos, extremism, and—critics say—sheer incompetence.

Haitian migrants cross the U.S.-Mexico border on the Rio Grande.

Democrats See Broken Promises in Biden’s Haiti Policies

After high-profile resignations, Biden diplomats scramble to shore up stability in Haiti and stem migration.

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera delivers a press conference a day after he was mentioned in the Pandora Papers, a media investigation exposing world leaders’ use of tax havens, at La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, on Oct. 4.

Hips Don’t Lie (and Neither Do Receipts)

Latin American leaders—and pop stars—are ensnared in the Pandora Papers leak.

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera (right) and then-Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao speak after the signing of agreements at La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, on June 26, 2012.

Can the United States Rival China in Latin America?

The newly announced Build Back Better World initiative weighs its prospects in the region.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa link hands as they pose in front of their countries' flags.

Why BRICS Still Matters

BRICS may be a young institution, but it shouldn’t be underestimated.

Then-U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina is mobbed by reporters.

How Filibusters Moved from Piracy to Congress

Freelance imperialists in the 1800s left behind weak institutions and racist legacies.

Mapuche activist Elisa Loncón stands before the opening session of Chile’s Constitutional Convention in Santiago, Chile, on July 4.

The Other 9/11

Chile’s constitutional rewrite aims to extinguish the lingering legacy of the 1973 coup.

A view of a gas well drill at Campo Maripe—a field claimed by the Mapuche Indigenous community—in the Vaca Muerta Formation in Añelo, Argentina, on Nov. 27, 2019.

Argentina’s Unlikely Climate Push

Can urging from Washington make one of Latin America’s biggest polluters go green?

Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso greets supporters as he leaves after his inauguration speech at the National Assembly in Quito, Ecuador, on May 24.

A Savvy Start for Ecuador’s New President

Reconciliation and vaccination have earned Guillermo Lasso a 73 percent approval rating. Can it last?

A woman prays for a relative with COVID-19.

COVAX Is Not Working

Will the pandemic’s delta phase be more equitable?

An Indian Youth Congress activist takes part in a protest against rising fuel prices in Siliguri, India, on Feb. 26.

Specter of Stagflation Hangs Over Emerging Markets

Rich countries’ pandemic policies are sucking growth and capital out of the developing world.

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.

A woman wearing a face mask reads inside a subway in São Paulo on May 7, 2020.

How Latin American Women Governed During the Pandemic

Female leaders saved more lives in Brazil and reinvented stimulus policy in Argentina.

People protest the Brazilian president.

The Pandemic’s Legacy Will Spur New Protests in Latin America

Increased economic inequality has only added to widespread discontent.

An opposition activist holds a banner that reads “vaccination now” during a protest to demand the government generally vaccinate the population in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 28.

Venezuela Is Without a Vaccination Plan

Maduro’s abject failure is consequential for the nation, the region, and the world.

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