Paraguay: Santiago Peña to Run a Still-Divided Country
The victor will face challenges including ruling party divisions and a debate over relations with Taiwan.
REACTION: Petro’s Cabinet Purge: Ocampo Out
Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro has asked his entire Cabinet to resign as his administration faces its most serious ministerial crisis to date.
As Concern Over Crime Rises, Chile’s Boric Shifts Right
The deaths of three police officers in the space of a month has added to the already acute security woes facing the government.
Gustavo Petro Can’t Ignore Human Rights in Venezuela
At his summit on Venezuela, Colombia’s president must demand respect for democracy and the environment, writes a former Venezuelan mayor.
The “Bolivian Schindler” Who Saved Thousands of Jews—Then Faced Imprisonment
A new book details how mining titan Moritz “Mauricio” Hochschild helped Jews escape the Nazis in Bolivia, only to be scapegoated himself.
Courting Lula, China Seeks to Show It Has More to Offer than the U.S.
The Brazilian president’s trip to Beijing will be shaped by numerous agreements and investment promises.
Ecuador’s Crime Wave and Its Albanian Connection
Criminal groups from the Balkans are helping turn the country into a major hub for illegal exports.
Why Dina Boluarte Could Make it to 2026
The disorganization of Peru’s political class could keep the president in office until 2026.
How Jimmy Carter Transformed U.S.-Latin America Relations
The former U.S. president’s strategy of tough engagement balanced human rights with national interest.
The New Pink Tide’s Favorite Economist
Presidents in Colombia, Argentina and Chile are fans of Mariana Mazzucato, who thinks the state can harness potential for innovation.
In Paraguay, Politicians Await the U.S.’s Next Move
After Treasury Department sanctions against high-ranking politicians for alleged “significant corruption,” what could be next?
What Lula Sees
Brazil’s president and his allies are acting like they see existential threats everywhere. They’re not wrong, writes AQ’s editor-in-chief.
Lula Should Look to the Future, Not the Past
By focusing on interest rates and reindustrialization, Brazil’s president is missing out on the real opportunities facing his government.
Venezuela’s Opposition Still Has Lots of Work to Do
Upcoming primary elections present an opportunity, but don’t guarantee unity—or a connection with voters.
On Security, Bukele and Petro Have a Problem in Common
A recent Twitter feud laid bare the two presidents’ starkly different security approaches. But they both struggle to identify long-term solutions.