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Latin America First?

Nationalist, anti-establishment candidates are soaring ahead of 2018 elections. Why? A special report.

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Special Report

Time for a Cleanup

Corruption will be the defining issue in Latin America's 2018 elections. Anti-establishment nationalists like Jair Bolsonaro and Andrés Manuel López Obrador stand to benefit – unless more moderate candidates also embrace the cause.   

System Failure: Behind the Rise of Jair Bolsonaro

By BRIAN WINTER
How a retired Army captain rose from a marginal apologist for torture and dictatorship to a serious contender for Brazil's presidency.

The Lessons of Car Wash

By RODRIGO JANOT
Can Brazil's Car Wash investigation be replicated? The attorney general who prosecuted the historic corruption case reflects on its lessons.

The Shadow Hanging Over Mexico's 2018 Elections

By MARÍA AMPARO CASAR
Widespread graft has left Mexicans fearing their political system is beyond repair. María Amparo Casar discusses corruption's reach – and how to curtail it. 

Can Anyone Stop Brazil's PCC?

By JONATHAN FRANKLIN
Brazil's biggest gang has burst beyond its borders. Jonathan Franklin examines what this means for the region's already strained governments. (Available 1/24)

Ideas For a Better Latin America

AQ asks Sérgio Moro, Laura Alonso, José Ugáz, and other corruption fighers and ordinary citizens what their country should do to combat corruption. 
Sérgio Moro | Laura Alonso | José Ugáz | Susan Segal

Special Section: Elections 2018

An in-depth look at the leading candidates, their policy proposals – and why they might win. 
Brazil | Colombia | Costa Rica | Mexico | Paraguay | Venezuela | Cuba | Full List

AQ Top 5: Young Entrepreneurs

Latin America's Rising Entrepreneurial Talent

The young people in our second annual survey stand out for their vision as well as their business savvy. 

AQ Top 5 Young Entrepreneurs: Camilo Pagés

By KATE STEIKER-GINZBERG
This Mexican entrepreneur's alternative energy source is transforming farms across the country. 

AQ Top 5 Young Entrepreneurs: Rocío Mendoza

By HANAA' TAMEEZ
This Salvadoran social worker is sparking children's curiousity about reading - and the world. 

AQ Top 5 Young Entrepreneurs: Gino Tubaro

By SOLEDAD DOMÍNGUEZ
At just 22, this Argentine is using 3D printers to revolutionize access to prostheses. 

AQ Top 5 Young Entrepreneurs: Duckencia Bourdierd

By BRENDAN O'BOYLE
To help her country rebuild after the 2010 earthquake, this young Haitian found she first had to break a glass ceiling. 

AQ Top 5 Young Entrepreneurs: Claudio Sassaki

By KATE STEIKER-GINZBERG
This former Wall Street banker found a new calling by working to democratize education in Brazil. 

Photo Essay

Takanakuy: Boiling Blood and Healing Wounds

By NICOLAS VILLAUME
The Quechua word takanakuy means "when the blood is boiling." Photographer Nicolas Villaume explores this high Andes ritual that is as much a conflict resolution strategy as a cultural tradition and a sport.

Cultura

Film Review: Los Buscadores

By MAT YOUKEE
A review of Parguay's Los Buscadores, which explores one of the country's most baffling obsessions. 

Music Review: Eruca Sativa 

By SEBASTIÁN ZUBIETA and BENJAMIN RUSSELL
A review of Barro y fauna, the latest album by Argentina's hard-rocking trio Eruca Sativa. 

You Say You Want a Revolution?

By RICHARD E. FEINBERG
Richard Feinberg reviews three memoirs that look back on some of Latin America's most tumultuous chapters. 

Departments

Long View: Brazil's Black History, Uncovered

By JULIANA BARBASSA
Ana Maria wanted to refurbish her home. What she found under it changed her life – and shed light on a grim and obscured history. 

Panorama: How Trump's Immigration Decision Could Worsen El Salvador's Violence

By BRENDAN O'BOYLE
Celina de Sola of Glasswing International speaks to AQ about the end of TPS and what it will take to break the cycle of violence in El Salvador.

Destinations: São Paulo Perfection

By KATE STEIKER-GINZBERG
Food critic Josimar Melo shares his ideal day of eating in Brazil's largest city. 

Destinations: São Paulo's New Melting Pot

By CARLOS MESSIAS
A wave of refugee and immigrant restaurants is changing São Paulo's food landscape for the better. 

Just the Numbers: GDP Forecasts

By Ben Miller and Kate Steiker-Ginzberg
GDP forecasts suggest Latin America's long awaited economic recovery is taking hold – except in Venezuela.

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