Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas
In Venezuela, Some Chavistas Are Quietly Drifting Toward the Opposition 
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A reshuffle in political sympathies may increase the opposition’s chances in the upcoming July 28 election.

AQ Podcast |  Venezuela’s Election: How It Could Play Out
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Venezuela's election is coming up soon. How likely is it that the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro will accept the result?

Igniting Guyana’s Long-Awaited Constitutional Reform

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A reform initiative may help to end historic polarization exacerbated by a booming oil industry as the 2025 election looms.

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Why the U.S. and China Suddenly Care About a Port in Southern Chile

Punta Arenas is at the intersection of changing shipping routes, new industries like green hydrogen, and the race for Antarctica. The U.S. and China have noticed.

Five Keys to Better Port Security in Latin America

The region’s maritime hubs face a range of challenges, from narcotics to cyberattacks. AQ asked experts how they can upgrade their defenses.

Susan Segal: Latin America Needs More Infrastructure to Seize Nearshoring Opportunity

Governments must set their infrastructure priorities and define a role for the private sector, writes AS/COA’s CEO.

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AQ Podcast |  What To Expect From Claudia Sheinbaum in Mexico
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Scholar Viri Ríos on what explains Sheinbaum’s resounding victory and how she may use the mandate Mexicans have given her.

Latin America

Saudi Arabia Courts Latin America and the Caribbean
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Next week’s Saudi-run summit in Rio is the latest step in the Gulf nation’s increased engagement with the region.

Mexico

How Claudia Sheinbaum Will Be Different From AMLO
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Mexico’s next president may prove less popular but “more competent” than her predecessor, the author writes.

Mexico

Mexico's President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum celebrates her victory at the Zócalo in Mexico City on June 3.
REACTION: Sheinbaum’s Unexpectedly Big Landslide in Mexico
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The ruling Morena party dominated the elections, securing Mexico City, new governorships and likely supermajorities in Congress.

Podcast

AQ Podcast | A Surprising Case for Optimism in Peru
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A former finance minister on how the country could make the most of high copper prices and new ports coming online soon

Bolivia

Bolivia's President Luis Arce greets supporters upon his arrival at the 10th congress of the Movement for Socialism (MAS) party in El Alto, Bolivia, on May 3, 2024.
In Bolivia, an “Intense” Battle Between Arce and Morales
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The struggle between President Arce and Evo Morales for control of the MAS party is consuming national politics and jeopardizing the economy.

Mexico

Three Things to Watch in Mexico’s Election
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Beyond the presidential race, contests for nine governorships and Congress will shape the nation’s political future.

Argentina

Argentine President Javier Milei (L) accompanied by Argentina's Chief of Staff Nicolas Posse (C) and Argentina's Interior Minister Guillermo Francos (R) arrive to the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires on May 25, 2024. Francos will assume as Argentina's Chief of Staff after the resignation of Nicolas Posse, Milei's government reported in a statement on the social network X. (Photo by LUIS ROBAYO / AFP) (Photo by LUIS ROBAYO/AFP via Getty Images)
Javier Milei Tries Switching Managers
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Guillermo Francos steps in to advance the economic agenda through Congress and help manage the government as the president focuses on international engagements.

Venezuela

Political Guarantees for All Are Crucial to Venezuela’s Election
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A negotiated settlement between Chavismo and the opposition is the key to a successful election and democratic transition.

Podcast

AQ Podcast | Panama: New President, Global Challenges
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Panama sits at the intersection of several big global challenges. In this episode, an overview of what’s ahead for the recently-elected José Raúl Mulino.

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader speaks to supporters after the first results of the general elections. After cruising to reelection, Abinader now has choices to make.
He Cruised to Reelection. Now Luis Abinader Has Choices to Make
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The Dominican Republic’s president will weigh options for broader reforms and try to maintain momentum during his second term in office.

Mexico

Relatives of missing people participate in a demonstration on May 10 in Mexico City. In Mexico’s Election, the Search for the Missing Should Be Front and Center.
In Mexico’s Election, the Search for the Missing Should Be Front and Center
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Presidential candidates need to prioritize the country’s disappeared and the mothers searching for them.

Mexico

The public watches a presidential debate between Xochitl Galvez, Claudia Sheinbaum and Jorge Alvarez Maynez in Mexico City in April.
Mexico’s Post-Election Fiscal Reality Check
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Sheinbaum and Gálvez are downplaying the country’s budget peril, while Pemex’s current path is unsustainable.

Haiti

Haiti's new Transitional Presidential Council takes the reins of a new interim government to choose Haiti's prime minister and Cabinet and guide the country to elections in 2026.
Haiti’s Transition Council Is Off to a Rocky Start
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Internal divisions have already created chaos, but the country’s new leadership still hopes to stabilize the security crisis.

Brazil

Guilherme Boulos Wants to Be the Brazilian Left’s Next Big Star
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The activist turned lawmaker is running for mayor of São Paulo. Can he score a win for the left in an age of rising conservatism?

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