COVID-19 adds new urgency – and complexity – to Latin America’s unprecedented migration challenge.

Past Issues


The Migration Issue

Colombia’s Migration Czar: The Goal Is “Total Inclusion” for Venezuelans

An interview with Felipe Muñoz, the Colombian president's special adviser for the Venezuelan border.

NEW AQ: The Urgent Effort to Integrate Latin America’s Migrants

The pandemic only increases the need to welcome migrants with compassion. It will be hard.

What the Pandemic Does – and Doesn’t – Change about Migration in Latin America

The fear of the coronavirus cannot cloud our moral and political duties to migrants.


WEBCAST: The 2020 Capacity to Combat Corruption Index Launch

Join AS/COA’s Anti-Corruption Working Group and Control Risks for a discussion of the state of anti-corruption in Latin America.


Brazil Suffers Its Own Scourge of Police Brutality

Police killings of black men have added to suffering and anger in the middle of a pandemic.

U.S. Policy

Miller Versus Biden: Competing U.S. Doctrines for Latin America

A broad look at Washington’s policies toward the region as U.S. elections approach.


Pandemic Heroes: Brazil’s Thiago Firmino

A DJ and favela tour guide who took action when no one else would.

The Fiscal Challenge

How Venezuela Should Think About Reopening Its Economy

Nicolás Maduro has little fiscal and political room to maneuver as scarcity and food insecurity worsen.


Let’s Think Small When it Comes to Development Banks and COVID-19

Subnational development banks in Latin America can help speed the recovery.


Now Is the Time for Latin America’s Renewable Energy Boom

Rapid deployment of renewables could help the region avoid another lost decade.


Pandemic Heroes: Venezuela’s Alejandra Parra

A doctor and migrant, Parra is among the many Venezuelans helping on the frontlines in their adopted countries.


Brazil’s Opposition Is Still Divided. Here’s Why.

COVID-19 is putting pressure on Jair Bolsonaro. But calls for a united opposition ignore political realities.


The Brazilian Town (Quietly) Experimenting with Basic Income

On the shores of Rio de Janeiro state, UBI is becoming a reality.


AQ Podcast: Another Default? What It Means for Argentina

A default would be more painful – and politically costly – than in years past.


For Mexican Baseball, a True Revival Must Wait

With support from President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the sport looked set for a gilded age. Then came COVID-19.


VIDEO: Universal Basic Income: Panacea or Waste of Resources?

Leading economists from Argentina, Colombia and Brazil debate UBI and its role in mitigating the economic toll of COVID-19.


Could the Pandemic Start a Biking Revolution in Latin America?

The crisis offers an opportunity to ease the congestion plaguing the region’s roads and public transit systems.


In Brazil’s Favelas, Organizing Is the Difference Between Life and Death

The grassroots effort to battle hunger, fake news and COVID-19 itself.

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