Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Commodities

At Risk: The Future of “Extractivism” in Colombia and the Andes

A regional roundup on how a fragile consensus around mining and oil exploration seems to be fraying

Ecuador

Ecuador Protests Weaken a Struggling Guillermo Lasso

Disruptions add to a range of challenges that are paralyzing the government’s center-right agenda.

Podcast

AQ Podcast: What a Global Recession Might Mean for Latin America

Inflation, high interest rates and a slowdown in China present challenges, but the region’s economies have been resilient, says Revilla.

CCC Index

Anti-Corruption in Latin America: Still Alive, Despite Setbacks

An index shows fighting graft remains a key priority for many governments, despite setbacks in places like Mexico and Brazil.

Colombia

REACTION: Gustavo Petro Elected President in Colombia

The former rebel defeated Rodolfo Hernández in the June 19 runoff.

Mexico

Mexico and Washington Can Disagree Without the World Ending

AMLO’s no-show at the summit in Los Angeles won’t disrupt collaboration on issues like migration.

Argentina

Four Scenarios for Argentina’s Inflation Crisis

History suggests that inflation’s path will determine the outcome of the 2023 elections.

Brazil

Brazil’s Election: A Looming Crisis for Washington

A meeting between the two presidents in Los Angeles foreshadowed bigger trouble ahead, as Bolsonaro looks set to challenge the vote.

Summit of the Americas

Careful Messaging and Few Specifics at the Summit of the Americas

The U.S. hosts are seeking to present a unified message of action, but details are thin on economics, climate and migration.

Podcast

AQ Podcast: Luis Alberto Moreno on Colombia’s Elections and Latin America’s Upside

Venture capital and a technology boom could help offset political uncertainty, the former IDB chief says.

Summit of the Americas

Highlights from the Summit of the Americas

AQ reports the latest on initiatives designed and agreements reached related to the Summit.

Summit of the Americas

A Speech Biden Won’t Give at the Summit of the Americas

AQ’s editor-in-chief imagines what an honest, no-taboos speech in Los Angeles could sound like.

Honduras

Slow but Steady for Honduras’ New President

Corruption, energy and rising food prices have posed challenges for Xiomara Castro.

Pink Tide

Petro, Lula and the Future of Latin American Integration

A second “pink tide” would create greater opportunities for dialogue. But structural obstacles abound.

El Salvador

In El Salvador, a Chastened Opposition Looks to Find Its Way

Traditional and new parties alike are dogged by a charismatic president and weak organizational structures.

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