Susan Segal: Democracy Is Reason for Optimism on Latin America
Many countries are emerging stronger from tests to democratic institutions, writes AS/COA’s CEO.
Erika Hilton’s Battle Against Brazil’s Conservative Congress
The trailblazing first-term trans legislator is pursuing minority rights during an uncertain moment for Brazil’s left.
The Darien Gap’s Fearsome Reputation Has Been Centuries in the Making
Before it became a migration hotspot, the area attracted visions for colonization and connection. So far, all have failed.
Photo Essay: Undocumented in the Galápagos
Fleeing crime on Ecuador’s mainland, one family discovers how even an island paradise can be difficult.
Latin America Could See More Nayib Bukeles
Weak political representation and entrenched inequality is fertile ground for imitators of El Salvador’s president, writes AQ’s correspondent.
Cultura: Books, Music & More
This Peruvian Artist Is Turning Colonial History Upside-Down—Literally
Sandra Gamarra Heshiki’s inverted portraits challenge idealized notions of Peru’s history.
How Buenos Aires’ Industrial Ring Defines Argentine Politics
Electoral juggernaut and hotbed of discontent, the capital’s outlying cities have loomed large. Is that about to change?
AQ’s Fall Playlist: Globe-Trotting Musical Styles
Our music columnist’s latest round-up features love songs and social commentary from across Latin America.
A Cuban Master on the Dangers of Revolution
A new translation revives Alejo Carpentier’s classic novel about the betrayal of promises for Caribbean liberation.