Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Podcast

AQ Podcast | Our Mid-Year Update on Latin America’s Economies

A big-picture overview of Latin America’s economies, including the question of how much nearshoring is really happening.

Venezuela

Venezuelan citizens protest the disqualification of María Corina Machado at a demonstration in Bogotá in February. Venezuela’s Election Faces Seemingly Insurmountable Obstacles.
Venezuela’s Election Faces Seemingly Insurmountable Obstacles

Maduro’s regime is impeding international observation and the right to vote, complicating an already uncertain electoral landscape.

Latin America

A soldier patrols the Ecuadorian town of Durán, Guayas Province in Sept. 2023. Latin America’s Murder Rates Reveal Surprising New Trends.
Latin America’s Murder Rates Reveal Surprising New Trends

Homicide data from the region’s cities show signs of progress in some places and cause for concern in others.

Latin America

A rally against the far-right following the EU elections in Montpellier, France, on June 14, 2024. The EU’s Elections May Have Unexpected Reverberations in Latin America.
EU’s Elections May Have Unexpected Reverberations in Latin America

The advance of the far right could impact FDI decisions and set the tone for the future of trade with the region.

Podcast

AQ Podcast |  Venezuela’s Election: How It Could Play Out

Venezuela’s election is coming up soon. How likely is it that the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro will accept the result?

Guyana

Igniting Guyana’s Long-Awaited Constitutional Reform

A reform initiative may help to end historic polarization exacerbated by a booming oil industry as the 2025 election looms.

Venezuela

Opposition candidate Edmundo González Urrutia speaks at a rally in Guatire, Miranda, on May 31.
In Venezuela, Some Chavistas Are Quietly Drifting Toward the Opposition 

A reshuffle in political sympathies may increase the opposition’s chances in the upcoming July 28 election.

Podcast

AQ Podcast |  What To Expect From Claudia Sheinbaum in Mexico

Scholar Viri Ríos on what explains Sheinbaum’s resounding victory and how she may use the mandate Mexicans have given her.

Latin America

Saudi Arabia Courts Latin America and the Caribbean

Next week’s Saudi-run summit in Rio is the latest step in the Gulf nation’s increased engagement with the region.

Mexico

How Claudia Sheinbaum Will Be Different From AMLO

Mexico’s next president may prove less popular but “more competent” than her predecessor, the author writes.

Mexico

Mexico's President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum celebrates her victory at the Zócalo in Mexico City on June 3.
REACTION: Sheinbaum’s Unexpectedly Big Landslide in Mexico

The ruling Morena party dominated the elections, securing Mexico City, new governorships and likely supermajorities in Congress.

Podcast

AQ Podcast | A Surprising Case for Optimism in Peru

A former finance minister on how the country could make the most of high copper prices and new ports coming online soon

Bolivia

Bolivia's President Luis Arce greets supporters upon his arrival at the 10th congress of the Movement for Socialism (MAS) party in El Alto, Bolivia, on May 3, 2024.
In Bolivia, an “Intense” Battle Between Arce and Morales

The struggle between President Arce and Evo Morales for control of the MAS party is consuming national politics and jeopardizing the economy.

Mexico

Three Things to Watch in Mexico’s Election

Beyond the presidential race, contests for nine governorships and Congress will shape the nation’s political future.

Argentina

Argentine President Javier Milei (L) accompanied by Argentina's Chief of Staff Nicolas Posse (C) and Argentina's Interior Minister Guillermo Francos (R) arrive to the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires on May 25, 2024. Francos will assume as Argentina's Chief of Staff after the resignation of Nicolas Posse, Milei's government reported in a statement on the social network X. (Photo by LUIS ROBAYO / AFP) (Photo by LUIS ROBAYO/AFP via Getty Images)
Javier Milei Tries Switching Managers

Guillermo Francos steps in to advance the economic agenda through Congress and help manage the government as the president focuses on international engagements.

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