As the Petrobras investigation has expanded, so too has the fear factor in Brasília. Certain members of Brazil's congress are accused of collaborating with company officials and contractors to extract bribes.
Outsiders should push Nicolás Maduro to hold a recall referendum this year
Saudi Arabia is hardly a model country, but it has laid out a plan to end its dependence on oil, something that many Latin American countries, that depend on commodity exports for more than 80 percent of their export income, should learn from
A brighter future for struggling Latin Americans, ultimately, will require leaders who are accountable to their citizens.
Brazil Foreign Minister Jose Serra said he will stress the defense of human rights, setting a clear distance from Rousseff. Under her presidency Brazil had supported dictatorships around the world
Chile and Uruguay seem to be on a path to a bilateral free trade deal. With the former in the Pacific Alliance and the latter in the customs union Mercosur, are the two blocs converging, or is Mercosur fracturing?
Spring arrived on a dark note for three politically relevant ladies: Hillary Clinton, Angela Merkel and Dilma Rousseff.
The question for businessmen and governments with a stake in the deteriorating situation in Venezuela is no longer if the regime of Nicholas Maduro will come to a premature end, but under what circumstances.
Advances in poverty reduction in Latam over the last decade and a half have been remarkable. With a $4 a day poverty line, the region’s population living in poverty fell from 45 to 25 percent between 2000 and 2014
Corruption has long been endemic in Latin America. Voters have tolerated politicians who “steal but get things done” (an epithet first applied to a populist governor of São Paulo in the 1940s)
Bogotá is on the road to turning into a megacity (a city with more than 10 million inhabitants) but it will not be able to answer to the demands posed by urban services.
Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos is a world leader in trying to reform global drug policy. But when he spoke at the recent United Nations drug summit and tallied his supporters, the US delegation was nowhere to be seen.
The regime that fostered this nightmare, headed by Hugo Chávez until his death in 2013, is on the way out: It cannot survive the economic crisis and mass discontent it has created.
A whopping 87 percent of Hispanics have an unfavorable opinion of Trump, who hopes that a record turnout of angry white voters will make up for his shortage of Latino supporters. But his math won’t work, because Latinos will vote in record numbers, fearing a Trump presidency
We have yet to see where Brazil’s story will lead, but who can stop watching?
From Guatemala to Brazil and Argentina, citizens are taking on their corrupt leaders. This could bring, on the long run, the end of a long and lucrative tradition of impunity in Latin America
It is understandable that the idea of media being a fourth power has given journalists the distorted thought of being judges and prosecutors; but it`s time to go back to our real function
A president faces impeachment, a signs of voters fed up with corruption and looking for blame. The ultimate answer, however, lies in choosing and voting for moral candidates.
New estimates that the FARC guerrilla organization is worth billions of dollars draw attention to a highly contested issue that is critical to the peace talks between Colombia and its largest rebel group.
The net effect of these new bodies and their toothless, plagiarized democracy clauses has been to create parallel forums more favorable to the interests of autocrats.
International political hacker Andres Sepúlveda says he hacked nine recent elections in Latin America. He says that he hacked opposition offices and planted disinformation in social media to help candidates win elections
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff would appear to be, as she herself recently said, “a card out of the deck” of those in power, after the crushing defeat she suffered Sunday Apr. 17 in the lower house of Congress, which voted to impeach her.