Peru’s president-elect demands freedoms in Venezuela

In a post-election interview, he said Venezuela should free political prisoners and allow its congress to pass laws. If allowed to govern by his country’s opposition, Kuczynski could turn Peru into an even bigger success story

Is Colombia ready for peace?

Apparently the day has finally come, but as Farc guerrillas prepare finally for peace some in their ranks can't stop pondenring about peace and thier future

Disdain for Trump is a plus for Mexico's government

In Mexico, Trump is widely known and widely disliked – but he also presents an opportunity for the government to paint itself as a victim, not a villain

On the Difficulties of Fighting Barbarism in Latin America

Latin America's leadership repeatedly counts among the region's achievements its holistic embrace of progress and rejection of a barbaric past.

Who won in Colombia - Venezuela border closure?

Venezuela's decision to close its border with Colombia in 2015 has been hugely profitable for criminal groups, who now have unprecedented control over contraband movements in the region.

The Venezuela test

Why Latin American governments refuse to stick up for democracy? one answer could be Latin American diplomats worry that suspending Venezuela from the OAS would not restore democracy.

The Brexit vote: What could LatAm expect?

The odds are favoring the United Kingdom’s departure from the EU, if it were to be confirmed, LatAm should be ready for considerable economic shifts.

Are US voters suffering from ‘Electile Dysfunction’?

Urban Dictionary defines Electile Dysfunction as “The inability of voters to become aroused over any of the choices for President put forth by either party during an election year.”

What does the the Free World thinks of Trump?

Hello America the World is Watching documentary hopes to give us the answer.

Mexico may veer to the left in 2018

The ruling PRI party was the big loser in Mexico’s June 5 local elections in 14 states. Anti-establishment sentiment will help leftist candidate Andres M. Lopez Obrador in the race for 2018

Getting the Story Right in Venezuela

Haiti’s earthquake and political chaos is a piece of cake compared to the challenge Venezuela presents to the Americas.

What Happened to All Those Rosy Forecasts for Latin America?

2016 was supposed to be the year of light for the Americas. What happened to all those rosy forecasts?

Fujimori versus anti-Fujimorismo

Fujimorismo represents more than just nostalgia for Mr Fujimori’s achievements of vanquishing the terrorism of the Shining Path and launching economic growth.

Venezuela's crisis impacts on Colombia and Cuba

The only sustainable peace in Colombia and true democracy in Cuba requires peace in Venezuela.

The ideas of wisdom in Venezuela

18 years of copycatting the Cuban revolution, have brought the largest depository of proven oil reserves to be unable to secure power for its households.

Gender equality shouldn't lead to more violence

Unfortunately, levels of violence against women have increased as they are more empowered.

Petrobras scandal highlights the need for a deep reform in Brazil

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.

Chávez’s little blue book

Outsiders should push Nicolás Maduro to hold a recall referendum this year

What Latin America can learn from Saudi Arabia

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

The left on the run in Latin America

A brighter future for struggling Latin Americans, ultimately, will require leaders who are accountable to their citizens.

Brazil’s new foreign policy is promising

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

Building a bridge between the Pacific Alliance and Mercosur

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?

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