Letter to the Editor: A Bukele Aide Defends the Security Crackdown
A response from AQ’s readers.
AQ Podcast: Guatemala’s Suspiciously Status Quo Election
Central America’s largest country is struggling with inequality, crime and threats to democracy. Then why do leading candidates in upcoming elections sound similar to the incumbent?
AQ Podcast | Bukelismo Rising: Security Versus Freedom In Latin America
HRW’s Tamara Taraciuk Broner on why many in the region see El Salvador’s hard line as a model to emulate, and how to counter this trend.
In Paraguay, Politicians Await the U.S.’s Next Move
After Treasury Department sanctions against high-ranking politicians for alleged “significant corruption,” what could be next?
On Security, Bukele and Petro Have a Problem in Common
A recent Twitter feud laid bare the two presidents’ starkly different security approaches. But they both struggle to identify long-term solutions.
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.
Ecuador Protests Weaken a Struggling Guillermo Lasso
Disruptions add to a range of challenges that are paralyzing the government’s center-right agenda.
Anti-Corruption in Latin America: Still Alive, Despite Setbacks
An index shows fighting graft remains a key priority for many governments, despite setbacks in places like Mexico and Brazil.
WEBCAST: Latin America’s Anti-Corruption Efforts — A 2022 Overview
On June 23, AS/COA and Control Risks launched the CCC Index’s fourth edition.
In Guatemala, a President Tests the Public
The president’s attorney general selection sets up a showdown with an increasingly frustrated population.
AQ Podcast: From El Salvador to Mexico and Brazil, Democracies Under Pressure
What the region can do about a new authoritarian impulse, with HRW’s Tamara Taraciuk Broner.
A Decorated Physicist Mexico’s Government Wants Behind Bars
Julia Tagüeña Parga has found herself at the heart of a political clash over Mexican science.
Mexico’s Farcical Referendum
The upcoming “popular consultation” is designed to fail. AMLO knows it.
The Case for an International Anti-Corruption Court
In Central America’s Northern Triangle, Biden’s best intentions aren’t enough to stop corruption.
One-Man Crusades Against Corruption in Latin America Aren’t Working
A new index shows continued backsliding in the anti-corruption fight, and highlights the importance of institutions.