Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Legislative Branch

Latin American Congresses Could Become Irrelevant – Unless They Adapt

The pandemic is exposing how legislative powers in the region are outdated and poorly prepared for the 21st century.


AQ Podcast: Finding Nuance in Brazil’s Crisis

Arminio Fraga joins the podcast for a deep dive on Brazil’s economy and health care system.


The Flawed Legal Battle to Save Brazil’s Indigenous from COVID-19

A Supreme Court decision sounds encouraging on the surface – but will likely fail to protect indigenous peoples in practice.


Argentina Needs Judicial Reform. Don’t Let Partisanship Get in the Way.

Criticism over the circumstances of the government’s proposed reform could drown out more important questions about the reform itself.

5 Big Ideas

How to Stop COVID-19 From Destroying Latin America’s University Dreams

Investing in the most vulnerable students now can ensure their ability to rebuild the region’s economies after the pandemic.

5 Big Ideas

Let’s Look Beyond GDP to Rebuild Latin America

Well-being, inequality and sustainability should be measured just as carefully as the monetary value of a nation’s products.

5 Big Ideas

Despite Troubles, Brazil’s SUS Health System Can Be a Model for Latin America

COVID-19 has been a disaster, but Brazil shows a public health care system on a large scale is possible – and effective.

5 Big Ideas

Yes, Really: It’s Time to Revive Hemispheric Trade Talks

The demands of rebuilding regional economies may leave little alternative to a hemispheric trade deal.


Five Challenges Facing Iván Duque at His Presidency’s Halfway Point

Two years into his government, Duque is under pressure on all sides. How he reacts could shape his legacy.


WEBCAST: Ethics and Business in Times of COVID-19: A Conversation with Thought Leaders

AS/COA hosts a panel discussion with executives from CFA Institute, Copa Holdings, and Orbia on corporate social responsibility.


A Problem for German Trade Ambitions: Brazil’s Environment Minister

Competing visions in Berlin reveal a broader dilemma about how to engage with Jair Bolsonaro’s government.


How Latin Americans Are Using Pensions as a COVID-19 Lifeline

In Chile, Peru and elsewhere, governments are loosening regulations on pension withdrawals. What are the risks?

Foreign Relations

Needed: Latin Leadership for a New Inter-American System

The Americas are facing a once-in-a-century challenge. U.S. leadership of the IDB would undermine efforts to confront it.


AQ Podcast: What a Biden Presidency Would Mean for Latin America

A focus on long-term challenges would shape Biden’s policy toward the region, says a former special advisor.

Foreign Policy

Joe Biden and the Future of the Americas

US policy towards Latin America should prioritize cooperation, rule of law and climate change, among other considerations, writes a former Biden advisor.

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