Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas
Jungmann: There Will Not Be a Coup in Brazil

An intervention is not being planned, and wouldn’t have enough support, says the country’s most recent civilian defense minister.

Can AMLO’s Popularity Survive a U.S. Recession?

Mexico’s president thinks his penny-pinching has kept the peso afloat, but the real support has come from across the border.

Why Foreign Policy Matters for Brazil’s Election

Lula and Bolsonaro are both seeking to appeal to Brazilians’ desire for international recognition.

SPECIAL REPORT

Summit of the Americas

“This Can Be Done”: In Honduras, Farmers Adapt to a Changing Climate

Rather than heading north, some Central Americans are rotating crops and making other changes. But funding is scarce.

A 2022 Overview of Latin America: Key Indicators

AQ’s snapshot of who is in government, where economies stand and how societies are faring in 10 countries.

Haitians Deserve a Rethink on International Aid

Instead of sticking with failed strategies, the international community should target micro-loans to small-scale farmers.

Commodities

At Risk: The Future of “Extractivism” in Colombia and the Andes

A regional roundup on how a fragile consensus around mining and oil exploration seems to be fraying

Public Health

The Lessons from Latin America’s COVID-19 Turnaround

The region went from being a symbol of pandemic failure to having a lower average number of deaths than industrialized nations. There are important lessons for the future.

Ecuador

Ecuador Protests Weaken a Struggling Guillermo Lasso

Disruptions add to a range of challenges that are paralyzing the government’s center-right agenda.

Podcast

AQ Podcast: What a Global Recession Might Mean for Latin America

Inflation, high interest rates and a slowdown in China present challenges, but the region’s economies have been resilient, says Revilla.

CCC Index

Anti-Corruption in Latin America: Still Alive, Despite Setbacks

An index shows fighting graft remains a key priority for many governments, despite setbacks in places like Mexico and Brazil.

Colombia

REACTION: Gustavo Petro Elected President in Colombia

The former rebel defeated Rodolfo Hernández in the June 19 runoff.

Mexico

Mexico and Washington Can Disagree Without the World Ending

AMLO’s no-show at the summit in Los Angeles won’t disrupt collaboration on issues like migration.

Argentina

Four Scenarios for Argentina’s Inflation Crisis

History suggests that inflation’s path will determine the outcome of the 2023 elections.

Brazil

Brazil’s Election: A Looming Crisis for Washington

A meeting between the two presidents in Los Angeles foreshadowed bigger trouble ahead, as Bolsonaro looks set to challenge the vote.

Summit of the Americas

Careful Messaging and Few Specifics at the Summit of the Americas

The U.S. hosts are seeking to present a unified message of action, but details are thin on economics, climate and migration.

Podcast

AQ Podcast: Luis Alberto Moreno on Colombia’s Elections and Latin America’s Upside

Venture capital and a technology boom could help offset political uncertainty, the former IDB chief says.

Summit of the Americas

Highlights from the Summit of the Americas

AQ reports the latest on initiatives designed and agreements reached related to the Summit.

Summit of the Americas

A Speech Biden Won’t Give at the Summit of the Americas

AQ’s editor-in-chief imagines what an honest, no-taboos speech in Los Angeles could sound like.

Honduras

Slow but Steady for Honduras’ New President

Corruption, energy and rising food prices have posed challenges for Xiomara Castro.

Pink Tide

Petro, Lula and the Future of Latin American Integration

A second “pink tide” would create greater opportunities for dialogue. But structural obstacles abound.

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