Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Bolivia

Is Bolivia the Next Nicaragua?

The arrest of opposition leader Luis Fernando Camacho has set off protests and raised worries about the political process in the country.

Latin America

Latin America, Alone in a Distracted World

The region has more autonomy than any point in recent memory. That brings opportunities and challenges.

Elections 2023

Meet the Candidates: Paraguay

An opposition coalition will challenge the ruling Colorado Party in April’s presidential election.

China

China’s Evolving Presence in Latin America

As Chinese loans drop off, policymakers in the region must consider how other pillars of the economic relationship have remained steady.

Pelé

Pelé Was a Genius at More Than Soccer

The king of futebol was not an easy man to know—but he could be generous in unexpected ways.

Podcast

AQ Podcast Bonus Edition: What Victory Means for Argentina

An Argentine political scientist and football fan shares her reflections after her country’s third World Cup win.

Brazil

Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva presented part of his cabinet on December 9, 2022.
Understanding Lula 3.0 

Will more pro-business voices prevail in Brazil’s new government? AQ’s editor-in-chief looks to Lula’s long history as a guide.

Ecuador

Guillermo Lasso Searches for a Breakthrough

Ecuador’s president hopes to escape political impasse with a referendum and by pushing forward free trade.

Podcast

AQ Podcast: What Does 2023 Hold for Latin American Economies?

An examination of trends for 2023 from the head of Latin America research at Goldman Sachs

Argentina

ARGENTINA - OCTOBER 20: Mayor of Buenos Aires Horacio Rodriguez Larreta at the C40 summit in Buenos Aires on October 20, 2022.
Can Argentina’s Moderates Go the Distance?

Buenos Aires Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta pledges to bridge the political divides that have begun to wear on many Argentines.

2023

Workers carry a lectern inside Brazil's presidential palace, preparing for the two-minute speech given by President Bolsonaro after his defeat in the October 30 election.
Latin America in 2023: Five Trends to Watch

Instability, anti-incumbent voting and a tough macroeconomic environment are here to stay.

Peru

Peru's Congress removed Pedro Castillo from the presidency on December 7, 2022, and the new President Dina Boluarte faces steep governance challenges.
After Pedro Castillo, What’s Next for Peru?

President Dina Boluarte will confront a familiar set of problems: a hostile Congress and pressing socio-economic challenges.

Podcast

AQ Podcast: Moisés Naím on Latin America’s Bright Spots and Challenges

The best-selling Venezuelan author of “The Revenge of Power” gives an overview of the region’s politics and economics

Venezuela

Venezuelan opposition activists demand action from the ICC in its investigations into crimes against humanity.
In Venezuela, a Delicate Balance for the ICC

The International Criminal Court is pressing Venezuela to punish human rights abuses—but few results have so far emerged.

Peru

Former Peruvian President Pedro Castillo dissolved Congress on December 7, 2022.
REACTION: Peru’s Castillo Arrested After Failed Self-Coup; What’s Next?

Dina Boluarte is the new president of Peru, after Castillo’s impeachment.

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