Argentina’s Economy Crumbles as Buenos Aires Lockdown Continues
The nation was already on the economic brink before COVID-19 hit.
Under Cover of Coronavirus, Maduro Is Consolidating Control
As the pandemic continues to stress the country’s collapsing health system, Venezuela’s president has bolstered his political ground.
A New Comic Exposes Racism Amid the Pandemic in Brazil
“Confinada” critiques the disproportionate toll the coronavirus has taken on poor and Black Brazilians—on top of ongoing systemic inequality in the country.
Does Guyana Foretell an American Future?
A disputed election. Racialized parties. A constitutional crisis. Washington already has a model for what could go wrong.
Why Jair Bolsonaro’s Coronavirus Denialism Won’t Hurt Him
The Brazilian president is banking on popular outrage at lockdowns if the economy falls apart—and elite fears of his vice president.
Argentina’s Friendships Could Jeopardize Its Debt Relief
Facing a coronavirus-aggravated economic downturn, Argentine President Alberto Fernández is walking a foreign-policy tightrope between Bolivia, Venezuela, and the United States.
Venezuela’s Health Care Crisis Now Poses a Global Threat
The collapsing medical system can’t handle a coronavirus outbreak on its own. It’s time for the international community to step in.
Peru’s Vote for a New Congress Could Shape the President’s Legacy
After suspending the country’s Congress last fall, new legislative elections could give Martín Vizcarra the support he needs to confront corruption—or lead to renewed political gridlock.
U.S.-Argentine Relations Can Survive Trump’s Tariff Threat
Since Alberto Fernández’s election, the U.S. president hadn’t antagonized the incoming leftist administration—until the announcement of new tariffs on steel and aluminum this week.
New Oil Finds Could Mean a Tripling of Guyana’s GDP
Here’s how the country can avoid the resource curse.
Colombia Joins Latin America’s Wave of Protests
After hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators took to the streets, President Iván Duque’s administration faces calls to address a range of demands.
Evo Morales’s Chaotic Departure Won’t Define His Legacy
History won’t remember him for the ongoing unrest, but for the enfranchisement of Bolivia’s indigenous population.
Chile’s Protesters Have Won a Path to a New Constitution
Here’s why they want to replace the dictatorship-era document.
Don’t Let Venezuela’s Crisis Take Down Colombia Too
Washington should do more to address the worsening humanitarian situation in the region.
Mauricio Macri Was Bound for Disaster
Argentina’s president, who is widely expected to lose Sunday’s election, had no options to save the country’s economy that would have let him stay in power.
Why Chileans Are Still Protesting Despite Reform Promises
In Santiago, demonstrations over economic inequality are expected to continue after President Sebastián Piñera promised reforms.
Don’t Let Venezuela Join the United Nations Human Rights Council
Costa Rica has announced its candidacy to stop Nicolás Maduro’s tyrannical government from winning a coveted seat at the U.N.
Threats Worked in Brazil—and They Might Elsewhere, Too
Do the Amazon fires point the way for future international efforts to combat climate change?