This political alliance requires a lot of transparency among its members in order to be effective at political level. It is very difficult, not to say impossible, that all its decisions are taken unanimously
The willingness and perceived legitimacy to use violence against the state is Peru’s cultural challenge of the generation.
Peru’s refreshing new president lacks political know-how. The result is that the government has wavered in its approach to Ms Fujimori’s party, which has a majority in congress.
For the first time since before World War II, Americans chose a president who promised to reverse the internationalism practiced by predecessors of both parties and to build walls both physical and metaphorical.
Despite enduring high rates of violence and machismo, women enjoy levels of political representation second only to Scandinavia
As the "Rocky Horror Show" (AKA American Presidential Election according to a British nobleman) draws to a close, one too many are trying to understand how could this ordeal happened.
Any dialogue that occurs should not be seen as an alternative to the referendum but should focus primarily on restoring the people’s right to choose their leaders
Daniel Ortega, a former guerrilla commander who first won the presidency in 1985, is almost certain to win a third consecutive term, and his fourth overall.
Over the past several years, both Brazil and Guatemala have been rocked by revelations of widespread corruption at the highest levels of government.
The end of democracy in Venezuela was predictable, but it was still shocking in a number of ways.
Hispanics in America are still waiting for a sign from Mrs. Clinton —one where she demonstrates her appreciation for Latino contributions to America, not just for often voting democrat.
Donald J. Trump has done one good thing. He has galvanized a conflicted and diverse community. For years, activists and politicians have struggled to get Latinos to vote and show their power.
Is China striving for political influence in Latin America or just trading? The answer is essential to deciphering the intentions behind the historic expansion of the Middle Kingdom’s economic relations with Latin America
Since Chile doesn’t have congressional mid-term elections, local elections—held almost three years after the presidential contest—serve to measure the popularity of the ruling coalition.
It is a shame that "vaquejadas" have been banished rather than regulated.
President Juan Manuel Santos and his team of negotiators raised several red flags intended to alarm the population into voting in favor of it. Here are a few of them.
The voters of the world have had quite a year: They rejected Colombia’s peace deal; split Britain from the European Union; endorsed a Thai Constitution that curtails democracy; and, in Hungary, backed the government’s plan to restrict refugbreees
Young Latin Americans are political, but are not becoming politicians. The discredit of politics and the alienation of the young are common to democracies around the world.
In Mexico, the official death toll from the past decade’s drug trade stands at over 185,000, with many of the dead innocent bystanders.
The decision by key South American countries to send an ultimatum to Venezuela’s authoritarian regime demanding that it respect democratic rules went almost unnoticed in the U.S. media
The yearly condemnation of Bolivia has been futile. So far, that country’s experience with its drug strategy is showing more promise than Washington’s forced-eradication model.
How many leaders have accepted their blame? A few, yes. But when the absence of self-criticism comes from the left, socialism and communism, which self-proclaim as defenders of the poor, corruption hurts three times as much.