Latin America

Imports and exports have fallen significantly, but ideological squabbling between Bolsonaro and Maduro isn't the main cause

Latin AmericaJan 13, 2020

Pensions are Latin America’s ticking time bomb

As pointed out by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB),...

Latin AmericaJan 10, 2020

Ideology and trade pose Iran dilemma for Bolsonaro government

Brazil and Argentina have traditionally held close...

Latin AmericaJan 08, 2020

Venezuela back in the spotlight after physical struggle for Congress

After Juan Guaidó's project to oust President...

Latin America Dec 10, 2019

The future of Brazil-Argentina relations

Heads of state from around Latin America will be gathered today in Buenos Aires, as Alberto Fernández takes office as the new president of...

Latin America Dec 07, 2019

Legal marijuana in Uruguay: example or cautionary tale?

Uruguay blazed a trail worldwide in the legalization of marijuana. Under the left-wing administration of former President José Mujica, the tiny South American nation...

Latin America Nov 23, 2019

Why Latin America went from boom to bust

Latin America enjoyed a golden age in the 2000s, a decade defined by sustained economic growth and decreasing levels of inequality, with around 50...

Latin America Nov 20, 2019

Why Operation Car Wash wants to arrest Paraguay’s ex-president

Since the inception of Operation Car Wash in 2014, it was a matter of time before Brazil’s sweeping corruption investigation into wrongdoings within construction...

Latin America Nov 11, 2019

Understanding the vacuum of power in Bolivia

In a matter of only three weeks, Evo Morales went from declaring himself the winner of a fourth consecutive term as the President of...

Latin America Oct 29, 2019

What legacy will Mauricio Macri leave in Argentina?

Here at The Brazilian Report, we strive to keep a watchful eye over our Latin American neighbors and the potential knock-on effects their political...

Latin America Oct 28, 2019

Argentina elections: is Alberto Fernández a populist?

Argentina’s presidential election on October 27 has swung power back to the center-left following four years of right-wing rule under Mauricio Macri. The former...

Latin America Oct 23, 2019

Crisis in Chile: a repeat of 2013 Brazil? Or a warning for Brazil’s future?

Chile is facing one of its worst social crises since the end of General Augusto Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship in 1990. A rise in public...

Latin America Oct 09, 2019

Could agribusiness save Macri’s presidency in Argentina?

Looking at the numbers, there is no reason for Argentina President Mauricio Macri to be cheerful. The neoliberal head of state has just a...

Latin America Oct 05, 2019

The involvement of Bolsonaro’s party in Paraguay dam scandal

“Itaipu-gate” is how experts have dubbed the political scandal that almost brought down the Paraguayan government earlier this year. At the core of the...

Latin America Oct 01, 2019

How the Odebrecht scandal imploded Peruvian politics

Just four years ago, the Odebrecht construction group was an international behemoth, with a presence in 28 countries, principally in Latin America. The company...

Latin America Sep 28, 2019

What Brazil can learn from Paraguay’s seduction of foreign investors

“How to open a company in Paraguay” and “everything you need to know about investments in Paraguay” appear as Google hints when you do...

Latin America Sep 25, 2019

New Car Wash testimony involves three South American leaders

Operation Car Wash, the biggest corruption investigation in Brazil’s history, has long since spilled over the country’s borders. Construction firm Odebrecht—the central focus of...

Latin America Sep 21, 2019

Gas pipeline shared with Bolivia could become headache for Brazil

The presence of Evo Morales, Bolivia’s left-wing leader, at Jair Bolsonaro’s inauguration ceremony in January raised more than a few eyebrows. Mr. Morales was...

Latin America Sep 14, 2019

How Brazil measures up to Latin America’s biggest economies

Assessing Latin America as a monolith is a terrible mistake. Besides being extremely diverse in cultural, social, and even political terms, the region’s economic...
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