Opinion & Analysis

February 1, 2018

Lula's persecution represents a narrowing of Brazilian democracy with far-reaching consequences.

February 1, 2018

Puerto Rico recently announced they will privatize its power utility. Past experience shows that fixing the broken electrical system won’t be so simple.

January 26, 2018

Increased security and militarization has exacerbated dangers for Central American asylum-seekers traveling through Mexico- and it’s about to get worse.

January 19, 2018

Building on the student-led mass protests of 2006 and 2011, a newly forming leftist coalition in Chile is well-positioned to challenge Sebastián Piñera’s incoming right-wing administration. 

January 18, 2018

U.S. policies helped create gang culture in El Salvador, a country with no previous history of U.S.-style gangs and gang warfare.

January 17, 2018

How looking at the roots of the Odebrecht empire helps us to understand its current crisis.

January 11, 2018

U.S. support for a corrupt election continues the country’s history of obstructing Honduran democracy.

January 9, 2018

Abortion was recently partially decriminalized in Bolivia. What does this mean for maternal mortality and women’s health? 

January 8, 2018

Recent pension cuts backed by Argentine President Mauricio Macri have elicited vigorous popular protest.

January 5, 2018

Peruvian President Kuczynski’s humanitarian pardon for Alberto Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year sentence for human rights violations, was a quid pro quo to avoid impeachment. Can it be revoked?

January 4, 2018

Since its origins, Venezuela’s oil economy has failed to address the environmental consequences of oil production and resource extraction.

December 29, 2017

The legacy of Fujimorismo lives on under the current administration of Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.