Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas
What’s Ahead for India and Latin America?

There’s room for growth in Indian investment in the region, says a specialist.

AQ Podcast: Haiti’s Political Crisis: An Overview and Ways Forward

The assassination of former President Jovenel Moïse touched off a crisis that was years in the making.

What the Summit of the Americas Mess Really Tells Us

Latin American governments are keen to show Washington it’s a new era. But this is also a tale of democracies in decline, writes AQ’s editor-in-chief.

SPECIAL REPORT

Summit of the Americas

Central America Is Still Recovering from Hurricane Mitch

The 1998 hurricane ended a decade of promise, highlighting the need to better prepare for the next climate-related disaster.

A 2022 Overview of Latin America: Key Indicators

AQ’s snapshot of who is in government, where economies stand and how societies are faring in 10 countries.

The Summit Is a Great Chance for Better Cooperation on Migration

At the Summit of the Americas, leaders should take three steps towards a joint hemispheric approach to the crisis.

Brazil

Why Reelection Would Embolden Bolsonaro Even More

Recent history shows that authoritarian-leaning leaders become much more aggressive after winning reelection.

Inclusive language

“¡Hola a Todes!” Language Becomes a Political Battleground in Latin America

More pundits and politicians are embracing the issue, but the public is less enthusiastic.

Podcast

AQ Podcast: Could Jair Bolsonaro Still Win in Brazil?

A look at the Bolsonaro and Lula campaigns, from a Brazilian reporter with deep sources in both worlds.

China and Latin America

Latin America Doesn’t Want a New Cold War

Regional governments should take steps to ensure they are “not once again a battleground for larger powers,” an Argentine scholar writes.

Venezuela

A Major Roadblock in Future U.S.-Venezuela Talks: the ELN

The guerrilla group’s growing power is an obstacle to democratic and economic stabilization in Venezuela.

Economy

Dollarization Is No Silver Bullet for Latin America’s Inflation Woes

Recent proposals in Argentina and elsewhere tout a simple solution for a complex problem.

Colombia

The Evolution of Colombia’s Gustavo Petro

The former Bogotá mayor is making his third run at the presidency and is leading in polls. Has he changed, or has the country?

Chile

A Challenging Start for Gabriel Boric

Chile’s young president faces sinking approval, as does the constitutional convention ahead of a critical September plebiscite.

Mexico

REACTION: AMLO’s Energy Reform Rejected

The Mexican president’s landmark legislation failed to achieve a necessary supermajority in Congress.

Dominican Republic

Will Inflation Spoil the Dominican Republic’s Success?

President Luis Abinader has high approval amid high growth—but changing economic conditions are a threat.

Podcast

AQ Podcast: From El Salvador to Mexico and Brazil, Democracies Under Pressure

What the region can do about a new authoritarian impulse, with HRW’s Tamara Taraciuk Broner.

Venezuela

Book Review: Things Are Never So Bad That They Can’t Get Worse

A journalist tracks Venezuelan history from boom to bust—and reveals the causes of today’s “tragic impasse.”

Argentina

Javier Milei’s Unexpected Rise

A brash libertarian is disrupting Argentina’s political duopoly.

Mexico

How Mexico’s Middle Class Holds the Key to 2024

The next presidential election will hinge on middle-class voters hit hard by inflation, lack of economic growth and COVID-19. 

Brazil

Despite Everything, Bolsonaro Could Still Win

AQ’s editor-in-chief returns to Brazil and finds an unexpectedly open 2022 election.

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