Lula’s Tricky Comeback
The Brazilian leftist has crafted an unusual alliance with the center. Will it sully or save him?
How Latin American Feminists Won Abortion Rights
Many argue abortion is not just an issue of individual choice but also of social justice.
Bolsonaro Is Already Undermining Brazil’s Upcoming Election
The populist president and his devotees are casting a dark cloud over the October vote.
Biden Is Setting Himself Up for Embarrassment in Los Angeles
The upcoming Summit of the Americas could be the gravestone on U.S. influence in the region.
Will Argentina’s Stolen Generation Be Forgotten?
Far-right leaders want to erase the memory of the junta’s disappeared. The fight to remember them is now in the hands of Argentine youth.
Washington Learns to Live With Regional Differences on Ukraine
The White House is mellowing its public criticism of the stances Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico have taken on the war.
Chile Bets Big on Green Hydrogen
The country aims to lure investors and become a global clean energy hub.
Ecuador’s Distant Dream of a Green Recovery
The debt-saddled country is struggling to meet its climate goals under IMF austerity.
The End of Title 42 Doesn’t Mean Back to Normal
During the pandemic, Washington outsourced harsh migration management to its southern neighbors.
Uruguay’s Low-Key Drama
Latin America’s most stable democracy holds a high-stakes policy referendum.
Another Conflict Is Brewing in the Caribbean
Russia’s war in Ukraine stirs Venezuela’s dreams of conquest in oil-rich Guyana.
Colombia’s Left Finds Its Footing
A leftist has never ruled Colombia. But after last week’s primaries, the country’s upcoming presidential election is Gustavo Petro’s to lose.
Bolsonaro Is Learning All the Wrong Lessons From Jan. 6
The Trump-dominated GOP models how a violent effort to overturn an election—even if unsuccessful—can become a political asset.
Washington Must Respond to China’s Growing Military Presence in Latin America
Colombia’s designation as a major non-NATO ally comes at a critical moment.
Why This Commodity Crunch Is Different
The last time prices soared, Latin American economies boomed. Now, trouble is ahead.
U.S.-Venezuelan Oil Deal Should Not Forget Democracy
A surprise trip to Caracas seems to have secured some energy relief—but needs to yield democratic benefits, too.
How the War in Ukraine Could Empower Maduro
Skyrocketing oil prices give Venezuela’s embattled leader less incentive to pursue sanctions relief.
What Bolsonaro’s Huddle With Putin Says About BRICS
Founded in a bygone geopolitical era, the economic grouping complicates great-power competition today.