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Weekly Chart: Latin America's Top Oil Producers

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 17:25

Weekly Chart: Latin America's Top Oil Producers

InfographicsElizabeth GonzalezWednesday, July 26, 2017

Russia—a longtime buyer of Venezuelan oil—as of this month is looking to swap out its holdings in one of Caracas’ crown jewels, Citgo, as the threat of U.S.

Though Venezuela’s reserves are 23 times bigger, Brazil is now producing 26 percent more oil than its neighbor.

LatAm in Focus: Six Weeks to Fix Venezuela's Health Crisis

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:24

LatAm in Focus: Six Weeks to Fix Venezuela's Health Crisis

PodcastsGuillermo ZubillagaFriday, July 21, 2017

Venezuela's government could solve its malnutrition crisis—if it wanted to. Caritas Venezuela's Susana Raffalli explains how.

Gustavo Dudamel Speaks Out on Conflict in Venezuela

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:51

Gustavo Dudamel Speaks Out on Conflict in Venezuela

Articles & Op-EdsWednesday, July 19, 2017

The Americas Society 2016 Cultural Achievement Award winner and conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel states his position on the ongoing conflict in his native country of Venezuela in this New York Times op-ed.

"Nothing justifies the bloodshed of my fellow citizens," writes the Americas Society 2016 Cultural Achievement Award winner and conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a New York Times op-ed.

Weekly Chart: Latin America's Books by the Numbers

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 16:22

Weekly Chart: Latin America's Books by the Numbers

InfographicsElizabeth GonzalezWednesday, July 19, 2017

Does your summer reading list include a Latin American novel? From Gabriela Mistral to Gabriel García Márquez, Latin America has a rich literary history, celebrating six Nobel Prize winners in literature.

The region's literary depth goes well beyond magical realism.

Update: Five Fast Numbers on Venezuela's July 16 Referendum

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 17:27

Update: Five Fast Numbers on Venezuela's July 16 Referendum

Hemispheric UpdatesHolly K. SonnelandMonday, July 17, 2017

On July 16, Venezuelans held a referendum on President Nicolás Maduro’s plan to rewrite the Constitution. But the vote wasn’t sanctioned by the country’s National Electoral Council (CNE), which has shut down every opposition-led project and even nullified electoral wins over the last few years. Sunday’s vote, on the other hand, was completely voluntary.

More Venezuelans voted in South Florida than did the country’s entire expat community in the 2013 presidential election.

Weekly Chart: Argentina's New Inflation Numbers

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:03

Weekly Chart: Argentina's New Inflation Numbers 

InfographicsElizabeth GonzalezThursday, July 13, 2017

On July 11, Argentina registered a feat: the first publication of unadulterated inflation numbers since 2006. Mauricio Macri, who took office in late 2015, has focused on turning around the country’s economy via measures that include refurbishing the country’s national statistics agency, Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censos (INDEC).

On July 11, Argentina published its first undoctored inflation figures since 2007. 

Update: A Tale of Two Venezuelan Votes in July

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 09:49
Voices from Venezuela: Understanding the Crisis

Update: A Tale of Two Venezuelan Votes in July

Hemispheric UpdatesHolly K. SonnelandThursday, July 13, 2017

One vote will set in motion the process to rewrite the Constitution. The other is a symbolic protest.

One vote will set in motion the process to rewrite the Constitution. The other is a symbolic protest.

LatAm in Focus: Why the Paris Agreement Spells Wins for Latin America

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 18:12

LatAm in Focus: Why the Paris Agreement Spells Wins for Latin America

PodcastsLuisa LemeThursday, July 6, 2017

With or without the United States in the Paris accord, Latin America can reap benefits from battling climate change, says Brown University’s Guy Edwards.

With or without the United States in the Paris accord, Latin America can reap benefits from battling climate change, says Brown University’s Guy Edwards.

Weekly Chart: Venezuela's Crisis by the Numbers

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 17:09

Weekly Chart: Venezuela's Crisis by the Numbers

InfographicsHolly K. SonnelandThursday, July 6, 2017

On July 5, members of the National Guard stood by as armed civilian bands of government supporters, known as colectivos, stormed the Venezuelan National Assembly—the one branch of power controlled by the opposition—and held almost 300 legislators and their staff under siege for close to seven hours. The images of congressmen with blood streaming from their heads dominated social media and news media in short succession.

We look at everything from detentions to deaths to debt as protests between armed forces and opposition supporters enter their fourth month.

Update: Brazil's Sweeping Land Reform

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 16:57

Update: Brazil's Sweeping Land Reform

Hemispheric UpdatesMeg HealyWednesday, July 5, 2017

Brazilian President Michel Temer suffered a political blow last week when the attorney general formally charged him with corruption on June 26.

Brazilian President Michel Temer scored a political victory amid a crisis of confidence as a key land reform bill passes Congress. 

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