Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Latin American Economies

Could the U.S. and China Spoil Latin America’s Rebound?

A slowdown in China and winding down of U.S. stimulus threaten a much-needed regional rebound.

Podcast

AQ Podcast: Fake News, Brazil and Jair Bolsonaro

Why misinformation poses a major risk to Brazil’s 2022 presidential election, from a prominent fact-checker.

Culture and Politics

Review: A Brazilian Take on Netflix’s “Maid”

The hit series shows Latin American viewers the sorry state of the U.S. social safety net.

China and Latin America

Colombia, Washington’s “Closest Ally,” Looks to Beijing

An expected surge in Chinese investment may bring Bogotá even closer.

Chile

The Rise of José Antonio Kast in Chile

The ultra-conservative figure has surged as an option for voters alienated by the left.

Peru

What’s With All the Imperial Spanish Flags in Peru (and Elsewhere)?

A nationalist turn among Peru’s right-wing parties — and some sectors of the population — points to increasing polarization.

Colombia

What President Duque Has Done for Venezuelans Is Heroic

As other countries closed their doors, Colombia’s president and its people lent a hand.

Podcast

AQ Podcast: Argentina’s Frenzied Election

Bloomberg’s Carolina Millán on the political and economic fallout of an election still a month away.

Ecuador

The Ups and Downs of Guillermo Lasso

Ecuador’s president wants to change his country’s trajectory. Will his success survive offshore transaction revelations and a hostile legislature?

China and Latin America

Why Uruguay’s Bet on China Matters for Latin America

A prospective free trade deal could shake up South America’s protectionist trade bloc — and China stands to benefit.

Venezuela

Dollarization Can’t Save the Venezuelan Economy

Pragmatic adjustments have abated Venezuela’s collapse, but the bigger picture remains a bleak one.

Colombia

How to Avoid a Caudillo in Colombia

Channeling the public’s desire for change in a constructive way is difficult. But here are some ideas.

Podcast

AQ Podcast – Colombia: Is Radical Change Inevitable?

Reframing the country’s successes and failures is critical to preserving hard-won gains, says Mauricio Cárdenas.

Haiti

Haiti’s Ariel Henry Makes a Play for Power

The process of rebuilding Haiti’s government has pitted the acting prime minister against much of civil society.

China and Latin America

Why Mexico’s Relationship with China Is So Complicated

Integration with both China and the U.S. benefits Mexico, but also presents challenges.

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