The healthy roots of corruption anger in Latin America

Corruption scandals have exploded across Latin America in recent years. Has corruption, or the perception of corruption, suddenly spiked?  - The answer is no.

Next president must continue Obama’s progress on clean energy

So much of America’s future is at stake in the 2016 presidential election. But let’s focus for a moment on just one area — energy and the environment — where the Obama administration has made startling progress that could be reversed if either of the GOP front-runners becomes president.

Mosquito vs. mosquito over the Zika virus

Genetically modified mosquitoes are in the news for good reason: They may be our best hope for controlling the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Is the Nicaragua Canal a dream or a reality?

The Spanish dreamt it in the 16th century,so did Napoleon III, now it it the dream of Chinese billionaire Wang Jing. But would it ever be a reality?

Lula's Drama

Only a few years ago Lula could do no wrong. What happened? A working-class hero’s sad fall from grace

What Mexico thinks about Trump

Mexican politicians and pundits are now debating how best to deal with Mr. Trump. For Mexico, it is not only about pride or political correctness. It is about maintaining a decent working relationship between two countries

Colombia's big comeback

How the country went from being the cocaine capital of the world to a Latin American success story.

Will Rio 2016 be doping free?

With Sharapova's failed drug test revelation, anti-doping regulations and expectations for Rio 2016 Olympic Games are under the microscope.

A Historical Take-Off in the Americas??

Wednesday, March the 9th 2016 will be remembered as the day impunity died in the Americas. On that date, Brazilian prosecutors filed charges against the most popular Brazilian politician alive, former head of state Luiz Inacio Da Silva ( Lula).

Latin America’s new era

Opposition win in Bolivia’s Feb. 21 referendum was a new sign of the demise of leftist populism in the region; populist leaders have lost elections in Argentina, Venezuela, and Bolivia, and are in trouble in Ecuador and Brazil

The Real Reason Apple Is Fighting the FBI

Beyond the debate about unlocking a single man's phone is the struggle for Tech Freedom

The Americas from Boutros Boutros-Ghali to Ban Ki Moon

Former U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali died this week, giving ace analyzer Beatrice Rangel a chance to compare just how how far Latin America has come since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Uruguay’s Quiet Democratic Miracle

If Latam summons images of political turmoil, populist tyrants, religous mania and epic corruption, think agaoin: Tiny Uruguay, pulling itself up by its bootstraps, has morphed into one of the most progressive nations on earth

Marco Rubio's not so bright future for 2016 primaries

He may have only placed third, but Marco Rubio appears to have emerged from the Iowa Caucus as the candidate for sanity in the eyes of many establishment Republicans not yet won over by Donald Trump’s bombast.

Dawdling While Puerto Rico Burns

Puerto Rico says it's facing an imminent debt crisis, but its latest restructuring plan doesn't appear to be a concentrated effort to resolve it.

How has U.S. leverage in Latin America grown?

One of the legacies President Barack Obama will leave to his successor is increased foreign policy leverage in Latin America.

Six reasons why Argentina's Macri is off to a good start

Mauricio Macri ended his first month in office with key victories: Former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s opposition party is divided as Argentina is shifting away from Kirchner’s support for dictators and rights abusers

In Venezuela, They Blinked

Everywhere in the world Congress oath is a customary and rather boring ceremony but in Venezuela it grasped the attention of world media that followed its proceedings step-by-step.

The 4 most urgent reforms for Venezuela’s new Congress

In theory, the supermajority that the MUD holds in the National Assembly has a vast array of powers at its disposal that can establish some form of stable political order in Venezuela.

Latam's aspirational new generation's demands

Rising numbers of university students could help to ease the cycle of inequality and violence in the region but they need quality jobs, says Rebeca Grynspan, general secretary of the Ibero-American General Secretariat

Is it fair to compare Venezuela with Ukraine?

Two years ago, public protests erupted in both Kyiv and Caracas. Whereas Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity quickly took power, political change in Venezuela followed a much slower path.

South America’s Culture of Graft

South America is a vast continent of light, yet it has a dark soul. Nestled in its political class, like a snake from the rain forest, corruption poisons the core of government.

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