Biden’s Back Channel on the Amazon
Rocky Brazil-U.S. diplomacy on protecting the rainforest approaches a pivotal moment.
Ecuador Just Voted Against Populism, but Its Democracy Is Far from Healthy
Conservative Guillermo Lasso will take office as an isolated president with a weak mandate, tasked with restoring faith in the country's institutions.
South America’s Election Super Sunday
“None of the above” is a popular vote in Ecuador and Peru, spelling legitimacy troubles.
Peru’s Election Is About to Make Its Problems Worse
This weekend’s vote will deepen the pandemic-ravaged country’s impasse.
The World Needs a Post-Pandemic Health Treaty With Teeth
WHO has no power to demand openness or independently confirm data at present.
Octogenarian Sherlock Holmes
Oscar-nominated “The Mole Agent” is a film noir take on life in a Chilean nursing home.
Latin America’s COVID-19 Fiasco Is Also a Crisis of Regional Integration
A spat at Mercosur’s 30th birthday marked a low point for regional cooperation.
In Brazil, Vaccine Diplomacy Can Help Save the Climate
Washington should bypass Bolsonaro and open a direct dialogue on Amazon deforestation with local leaders in regions hit hard by COVID-19.
Rio de Janeiro Faces Perfect Storm of Climate Change
Coastal cities need to experiment with different strategies to boost resilience.
A Green Recovery in Latin America
Stimulus cash in the region aims to create environmentally friendly jobs, but there is room for far more.
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.
The Cost of Brazil’s COVID-19 Chaos
As deaths shoot up, the country’s data blackout and new variant put the whole world at risk.
Latin American Governments Are Caught in the Middle of the U.S.-China Tech War
So far, policymakers have maintained strong ties with both nations. In 2021, they may face a point of no return.
New Ideas and Old Risks in El Salvador
President Nayib Bukele’s Nuevas Ideas party prepares for an electoral sweep.
In Latin America, U.S. Popularity Is Already Bouncing Back
Trump has been all but forgotten as the region looks to cooperate with Biden.
Mexico Slams Vaccine ‘Hoarding’
Pledges of global vaccine solidarity have been slow to produce results.