Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Brazil

Bolsonaro’s Credibility on the Amazon Is Gone

Reports that Brazil’s government suppressed unflattering deforestation data will permanently change its relationships abroad, writes AQ’s editor in chief.

Climate Change

Was COP26 A Good Deal for Brazil?

Carbon credits for fighting deforestation were left in flux at Glasgow — but they could be key for the climate and Brazil’s economy.

Colombia

Book Review: A Case for Optimism in Colombia

Mauricio Cárdenas proposes something radical for these times: a pragmatic focus on recent accomplishments.

Energy

The Huge Risk Facing Latin American Oil Companies

The region’s big energy firms are mostly lagging in the transition away from fossil fuels. More can be done.

Mexico

Mexico’s Opposition Searches for a Winning Message

Traditional parties are in the political wilderness. Could emulating Biden’s 2020 run beat AMLO’s movement?

Nicaragua

Nicaragua: How Latin America Reacted

From condemnation to praise, many of the region’s biggest players weighed in on Sunday’s election.

Podcast

AQ Podcast: Next Steps for Nicaragua

After Daniel Ortega’s sham election, is there anything the world can do?

Argentina

Argentina’s Warning to Latin America: “I Am You, Tomorrow”

Escaping Latin America’s middle-class trap means making real social investments, not cutting one-off checks.

Nicaragua

Nicaragua’s Sham Election Is Over. What Should the World Do Now?

The hemisphere has a short window to show another dictatorship will not be tolerated, writes Panama’s former vice president.

Brazil

Why Lula vs. Bolsonaro in Brazil Leaves Little Room for Others

Five reasons a “third way” candidate will struggle to break through in a polarized contest.

Climate

Salgado’s “Amazônia” Shows What’s at Stake at COP26

A new exhibit at the London Science Museum features moving images of an ecosystem under threat.

Latin American Economies

Could the U.S. and China Spoil Latin America’s Rebound?

A slowdown in China and winding down of U.S. stimulus threaten a much-needed regional rebound.

Podcast

AQ Podcast: Fake News, Brazil and Jair Bolsonaro

Why misinformation poses a major risk to Brazil’s 2022 presidential election, from a prominent fact-checker.

Culture and Politics

Review: A Brazilian Take on Netflix’s “Maid”

The hit series shows Latin American viewers the sorry state of the U.S. social safety net.

China and Latin America

Colombia, Washington’s “Closest Ally,” Looks to Beijing

An expected surge in Chinese investment may bring Bogotá even closer.

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