Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
Low testing casts doubt over Covid-19 reality in Brazil
Mar 29, 2020
Panama is a textbook example in Latin America of how massive testing help to properly assess the Covid-19 crisis. In Brazil, numbers remain anyone's guess
Mar 27, 2020
Nicaragua turns a blind eye to Covid-19
Daniel Ortega's regime has refused to employ...
Mar 26, 2020
Covid-19, terrorism charges: is Maduro done in Venezuela?
As coronavirus hits the Americas, Venezuela's embattled...
Mar 24, 2020
AMLO and Bolsonaro feel the limits of personalized politics
Coming to power through a political crisis...
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Mar 21, 2020
Five bizarre pandemic stories that could only happen in Latin America
“Magical realism,” the literary style of fiction that paints a realistic view of the modern world while also adding magical elements, was born in...
Mar 19, 2020
Venezuela remains Bolsonaro’s straw man, even in Covid-19 crisis
Despite countries around the world dealing with their own problems, President Jair Bolsonaro has found time to lash out at Venezuela, his...
Mar 17, 2020
Can Argentina resist the Covid-19 crisis?
The Covid-19 outbreak reaches Latin America as Argentina battles to recover from its worst crisis in 20 years
Mar 09, 2020
Pair of brutal murders cast light on Mexico’s femicide problem
Mexican cities have faced increased levels of femicide, which remain high today. Women's rights movements are calling for action from the government
Mar 01, 2020
Meet Alejandro Giammattei, the “Guatemalan Bolsonaro”
The script will be familiar to Brazilians: a country with a struggling economy, a deeply ingrained culture of corruption, and a public perception of...
Feb 25, 2020
Besides Brazil: Carnival around Latin America
Carnival isn't just a Brazilian tradition, in fact, there are unique celebrations all over Latin America with their own idiosyncrasies
Feb 16, 2020
Brazil can learn from Argentina and Chile’s reckoning with dictatorship past
While challenging the crimes of the military dictatorship is seen as a "leftist" cause in Brazil, their South American neighbors have made...
Feb 13, 2020
Is this the end of Fujimorismo in Peru?
The political dynasty that dominated Peru for decades now appears to be on its way out, with Alberto Fujimori in poor health...
Feb 12, 2020
Argentina looking to get back into Brazil’s good books with visit
Meetings between Argentina's foreign minister and the Bolsonaro administration seek to re-establish trade ties between the neighboring countries
Feb 05, 2020
Argentina’s plan to climb out of its debt sinkhole
Argentinian President Alberto Fernández has embarked on a roadshow in Europe to gather support for his government's plans to renegotiate its IMF...
Feb 02, 2020
Transphobic violence haunts the towns of El Salvador
When the discussion moves to gender, homosexuality, and civil rights in El Salvador, one must be aware of the risks and social rejection in...
Jan 27, 2020
Pope Francis’ role in Argentinian politics
When Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio was announced as the new head of the Catholic Church in 2013, his compatriots in Argentina were just as surprised...
Jan 23, 2020
Is democracy weakening across Latin America?
The latest report from The Economist Intelligence Unit shows a worsening of democracy across the region, thanks to unrest and political instability...
Jan 21, 2020
Why Brazilian trade with Venezuela has hit a 20-year low
Imports and exports have fallen significantly, but ideological squabbling between Bolsonaro and Maduro isn't the main cause
Jan 13, 2020
Pensions are Latin America’s ticking time bomb
As pointed out by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Latin America is a region aging at a fast and unprecedented pace. Right now, about...
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