Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Can Guyana Beat the Resource Curse?

Oil wealth has helped some countries, and ruined others. AQ reports from Georgetown on policymakers’ efforts to find the right path.

Susan Segal

Susan Segal: Mexico’s Next President Will Be a Woman—And a Role Model

The country’s achievements towards gender parity are outstanding, writes AS/COA’s CEO.

Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader is a popular incumbent ahead of elections in 2024.

Luis Abinader: The (Rare) Popular Incumbent

Elected on an anti-corruption platform, the Dominican Republic’s president is bucking a regionwide trend.

President Luis Lacalle Pou of Uruguay.

Is Uruguay Changing Too Slowly?

Last year AQ reported on Uruguay’s imperfect success story. This year an election will yield a verdict on the pace, and direction, of its reforms.

Fernando Botero’s Political Masterworks

The late artist wasn’t thought of as highly political. But many of his best paintings satirize the powerful and sympathize with history’s victims.

Diego Ontaneda Benavides’ organization, the Latin American Leadership Academy, trains teenagers, most from marginalized communities, into budding changemakers.

Q&A: The Leadership Academy Spanning 17 Latin American Countries

Diego Ontaneda Benavides’s organization trains teenagers, most from marginalized communities, into budding changemakers.

Nayib Bukele is expected to win El Salvador's 2024 president elections.

Meet the Candidates: El Salvador

Nayib Bukele continues to dominate the field ahead of elections on February 4.

Meet the Candidates: Panama

Panama's 2024 elections, shaped by last year's protests, will take place on May 5.

Luis Abinader, Leonel Fernández and Abel Martínez will compete in the Dominican Republic's 2024 elections.

Meet the Candidates: Dominican Republic

Incumbent Luis Abinader leads in the polls ahead of the Dominican Republic's 2024 elections on May 19.

Mexico will hold the largest election in its history on June 2. Meet the leading candidates in Mexico's presidential race.

Meet the Candidates: Mexico

Mexico will hold the largest election in its history on June 2.

Carolina Cosse, Álvaro Delgado, Yamandú Orsi and Laura Raffo will compete in Uruguay's 2024 elections.

Meet the Candidates: Uruguay

Uruguay's 2024 general elections will take place on October 27.

María Corina Machado and Nicolás Maduro may square off in Venezuela's 2024 elections.

Meet the Candidates: Venezuela

Venezuela's elections are in doubt as the country prepares to vote in 2024.

Cultura: Books, Music & More

Has the Central American Migration Crisis Peaked?

A new book tracks the civil strife and botched U.S. policy behind decades of mass migration. But now, the patterns are shifting.

In L.A., a Testament to a Champion of Venezuelan Art

An exhibition on the life and photography of Alfredo Boulton showcases the vast sweep of his artistic gaze, along with its occasional oversights.

A Brazilian Noir Writer Investigates Her Biggest Crime Yet

Femicide—the killing of women—is the subject of Patrícia Melo’s experimental novel, set on the edge of the Brazilian rainforest.

Lucha Libre’s First Queer Star: More than a “Shining Superhero”

Saúl Armendáriz’s 1990s breakout was dazzling. But a new biopic substitutes Hollywood glitter for real-life complexity and depth.

AQ’s Winter Playlist: Flying High, But Solidly Grounded

Our music critic highlights songwriters refashioning high-flown poetic themes—and the low rhythms of the double bass.

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