COVID-19

Latin America Needs to Protect Itself From the Virus of Populism

Centrist positions – both on the economy and on how to re-open – are needed now more than ever.

Mexico

How Mexico Can Keep LGBT Rights On Track

Despite missteps, AMLO’s time in office has seen advances for the LGBT community. More is needed.

Colombia

Colombia's Congress
Zoom Is Making Colombia’s Congress Crazy, Too.

Virtual sessions are complicating politics at a delicate moment

Education

Log On, or Drop Out: How COVID-19 Is Pushing Students Further Apart

The pandemic may encourage Latin America to modernize its education systems. But reliance on technology could backfire in the short term.

The Fiscal Challenge

Colombia Needs to Think Bigger to Escape Crisis

Fighting this crisis will take big structural reforms. The fiscal balance must take a back seat.

Brazil

Can Brazil’s Armed Forces Protect the Amazon?

A decree has given Brazil’s military temporary authority over the fight against deforestation – while government actions continue to fuel it.

The Fiscal Challenge

How AMLO Became Latin America’s Fiscal Hawk

The Mexican president’s aversion to debt, macroeconomics and bail-outs risks aggravating the impact of COVID-19.

Peru

The Health Crisis is Changing Peruvian Politics

Enjoying popular support, Peru’s president is flirting with progressive politics.

Inequality

AQ Podcast: Frontline Doctors on COVID-19’s Lessons for Latin America

Healthcare workers from Brazil, Chile and Ecuador weigh the impact of inequality and preparation.

China-Latin America 2.0

Taiwan’s Last Stand in South America

A case study in how the pandemic is shaping Beijing’s influence in the region.

Inequality

Latin America’s Plans to Tax the Rich

Across the region, progressive tax reforms are gaining traction thanks to the pandemic.

Education

A Pivotal Moment for Education in Latin America

Losing the school year would exacerbate inequality. We must turn this into an opportunity to implement new ideas.

Argentina

Argentina Can Stop Its March Toward Default

There is nothing inevitable about Argentina’s looming default, writes a longtime emerging-markets economist.

Cash Transfer Programs

COVID-19 Is Exposing the Holes in Latin America’s Safety Nets

The pandemic has shone light on the gaps in existing protection programs, but could pave a path to reforms.

Gender Gap

What COVID-19 Tells Us About Gender Inequality in Latin America

Increased violence and separate lockdown orders are turning up the volume on the plight of women in the region.

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