Americas

Brazil

  • China
    China’s Growing Influence in Latin America
    Over the past two decades, China has developed close economic and security ties with many Latin American countries, including Brazil and Venezuela. But Beijing’s growing sway in the region has raised concerns in Washington and beyond.
  • Trade
    Mercosur: South America’s Fractious Trade Bloc
    Three decades after its founding, Latin America’s largest trade bloc faces multiple challenges, including persistent internal division and the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Olympics
    The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games
    The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in playing host and a search for options to lighten the burdens of staging the big event.