Bolivia’s Faded Star
Finance Minister Marcelo Montenegro received accolades for an impressive pandemic recovery, but his recent missteps may have exacerbated Bolivia’s crisis of uncertainty.
The New Pink Tide’s Favorite Economist
Presidents in Colombia, Argentina and Chile are fans of Mariana Mazzucato, who thinks the state can harness potential for innovation.
Lula Should Look to the Future, Not the Past
By focusing on interest rates and reindustrialization, Brazil’s president is missing out on the real opportunities facing his government.
Can Argentina’s Time Bomb Be Defused?
As this year’s election nears, so does the danger of repeating a dynamic where each outgoing government leaves the next with pressing problems to solve.
Colombia’s Growth Is Slowing, Imperiling Gustavo Petro’s Agenda
This year, plans for major reforms will collide with slower growth and efforts to tame inflation.
Latin America’s Inequality Is Taking a Toll on Governance
The region’s lack of social mobility is stunting growth and fomenting instability, a new report shows.
How the U.S. Can Support Cuba’s Emerging Private Sector
The Biden administration can take four key steps to increase support for Cuban entrepreneurs.
New IDB President Ilan Goldfajn Will Face Serious Challenges
Goldfajn’s solid reputation will be tested by global uncertainty and the need for internal reform.
Brazil’s Post-Bolsonaro “Normality Dividend”
Investments could flood back into Brazil if Lula gets the policy mix right. That’s still an “if,” writes AQ’s editor in chief.
In Colombia, Passing Tax Reform Was the Easy Part
The bill’s approval was a win for Petro, but keeping and attracting investments is the challenge ahead.
100 Days of Sergio Massa’s Balancing Act
Argentina’s economy minister has prevented wholesale collapse. Is that enough to claim victory?
Chile’s Pension Reform May Decide Boric’s Fate
The proposed reform has kept a private component that was initially shunned by the president.
The Modernization of the IDB Should Proceed
The change of leadership at the Inter-American Development Bank should not delay implementation of a sorely needed reform agenda.
Tres maneras de arreglar las finanzas públicas de América Latina
Un ex ministro de Hacienda de Paraguay argumenta que reformas factibles pueden dar muy buenos resultados.
Three Ways to Fix Latin America’s Public Finances
A former finance minister of Paraguay argues that feasible reforms can yield important results.