Here’s How Trump Can Hasten Maduro’s Exit
Thoughtful U.S. policies could help restore Venezuela’s democracy.
Paraguay Is a Fiscal Paradise for Terrorists
The South American country needs to do a better job patrolling its financial system—or face the consequences.
Hezbollah Is in Venezuela to Stay
Regime change in Caracas won’t change the country’s problematic relationship with the terrorist group.
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Trump Should Put the Safety of American Diplomats First
By failing to prioritize the security of U.S. officials in Venezuela, the White House bungled what could have been a rare foreign-policy success.
Maduro’s Power in Venezuela Seems Stable, for Now
Despite the recognition by a wave of countries of the opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president, Maduro’s patronage of the military insulates him from the need to negotiate.
Venezuelan Opposition Leader Declares Himself President, With Trump Backing
National Assembly President Juan Guaidó promptly won the support of the U.S. and other countries. But will the military throw its weight behind him or Nicolás Maduro?
Here’s Why Colombia Opened Its Arms to Venezuelan Migrants—Until Now
For years, Colombians fleeing violence left for Venezuela. Now mass migration flows the other way.
Brazil’s Love Affair With Diplomacy Is Dead
A leader in liberal internationalism is about to turn its back on the world.
Bolsonaro’s Christian Coalition Remains Precarious
A loose alliance of Catholic and evangelical conservatives helped Brazil’s new president to power. But their continued support is far from certain.
Chávez’s Real Legacy Is Disaster
It's easy to blame Maduro, but the seeds of calamity were sown by his predecessor.
How to Respond to Chinese Investment in Latin America
The United States can compete without making things worse.
The Beautiful Rivers—And the Dammed
Advances in solar and wind power mean that hydropower is no longer the only renewable game in town—and that’s good news for the world’s rivers.
U.S. Military Targets Growing Russian and Chinese Influence in Latin America
The Air Force chief of staff pushes back during a visit to Colombia.
Brazil’s Military Is Not the Problem
Democracy will depend on whether civilians can exploit rifts between Bolsonaro and his base while regaining voter trust.
To Gut the Amazon, Bolsonaro Needs Local Help
The Brazilian president-elect can’t pursue his environmental policies on his own. After this weekend’s state elections, he’ll have the backing he needs.
The Military Is Back in Brazil
From security to economic policy, under Jair Bolsonaro, the armed forces will be a major player in politics.
‘Brazil Needs Peace and Not Hate’
Ahead of a runoff presidential election, Workers’ Party candidate Fernando Haddad spoke with Foreign Policy about Brazil’s future.