Venezuela Is Armed to the Hilt
The country has assembled one of the largest stockpiles of weapons in the Western Hemisphere. Here’s how to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.
Guaidó’s Make or Break Moment
Calling for the final phase of the revolution was the Venezuelan opposition leader’s boldest move yet, and the outcome will show whether his protest still has legs.
Juan Guaidó Calls Venezuelans to the Streets
A transcript of the opposition leader’s remarks from La Carlota Air Base.
Like Venezuela’s Presidency, D.C. Embassy Is in Limbo
Left-wing protesters occupy the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington while the Secret Service looks on.
Brazil’s Murder Rate Finally Fell—and by a Lot
Bolsonaro will claim credit for the good news, but his policies may erase the country’s hard-won gains.
There Is Still a Way Out of Venezuela’s Stalemate
Both sides should heed the lessons of negotiated transitions in Chile and South Africa to forge a peaceful path to democracy.
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.