Venezuela’s Opposition Wins on Hugo Chávez’s Home Turf
What the sweeping electoral victory means for the future.
Omicron Spells the Return of Pandemic Political Calculus
South America is the world’s most vaccinated region. Will that be enough to contain the new variant?
Will 2022 Reboot Latin American Regionalism?
Increased cooperation could spur policy shifts from migration to medical manufacturing.
Will Honduras’s Hernández Face Justice in New York?
Extraditing the outgoing president won’t be easy, but it’s what many citizens want.
Gabriel Boric Bookends a Year of Demands for a New Social Contract
This year, voters from Chile to Honduras to Peru elected leftist leaders who promised to ease endemic inequality.
In Chile’s Presidential Race, Kast and Boric Are Not Equally Dangerous Extremes
Far-right candidate José Antonio Kast threatens to politicize the country’s constitutional rewrite.
Meet the Indigenous Leaders Reshaping Ecuador’s Politics
They have slowly but steadily attained political power. What will they do with it?
Latin America Could Profit From U.S.-China Competition
“Active nonalignment” is on display in a busy week of summits with both Beijing and Washington.
The ICC Doesn’t Look So Interventionist After All
Serious domestic efforts at justice in Colombia have led the court to suspend its longest-running examination to date.
Lockdowns Produced a New Generation of Child Soldiers
In Colombia, armed groups have treated the pandemic as a recruitment opportunity.
Nature Is Becoming a Person
How to make sense of the new global trend that grants legal rights to animals, plants, and rivers.
How Sputnik V Helped Bring Down Argentina’s Peronists
President Alberto Fernández was an early champion of the jab. Now he’s paying the political price.
Is Democracy Backsliding in Latin America—or Making a Comeback?
In a packed elections month, several key elections are toss-ups.
As Colombia’s Peace Crumbles, Female Guerrillas Wonder What’s Left for Them
Many joined the FARC to escape traditional gender roles. Now they’re being forced back.
Deforestation Déjà Vu at COP26
Past conservation efforts have floundered. Latin American nations will decide whether the new pact succeeds.
What a Gangster’s Takedown Says About Colombia’s Fragile Peace
The Gulf Clan grew in areas where implementation of the country’s 2016 peace deal has lagged.