Latin America's Moment

Latin America's Moment

Latin America’s Moment analyzes economic, political, and social issues and trends throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden (L) shakes hands with Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, presidential candidate for the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) during a photo opportunity in Mexico City March 5, 2012. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

U.S.-Mexico Partnership Will Get More Prickly

Beyond his bluster on migration and trade, Donald Trump actually asked little of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. That will change under Joe Biden. Read More

The Pandemic Is Eroding Bolivians’ Trust in Democracy
Interim President Jeanine Áñez’s decision to postpone Bolivia’s election twice has sparked protests, revealing the threat COVID-19 poses to democratic governance worldwide.
Mexican Migration Could Be the First Crisis of 2021
The pandemic has worsened all the factors driving migrants north, not least from Mexico.
Lopez Obrador Can Save Mexico by Embracing Globalization
Strengthening global ties is the best way to escape a pandemic-induced recession and help the country’s poor.
  • Americas
    Brazil’s Vote on the Cuban Embargo at the UN: An Unrequited Gamble for U.S. Goodwill?
    Brazil's historic move to break with the rest of Latin America on the U.S. embargo of Cuba appears to have yielded few results. 
  • Americas
    Coronavirus Is Killing Lopez Obrador’s Big Plans for Mexico
    His “Fourth Transformation” is a victim of his failure to take the pandemic seriously.
  • Trade
    How to Pandemic-Proof Globalization
    Redundancy, Not Reshoring, Is the Key to Supply Chain Security
  • Americas
    Mexico’s Lopez Obrador Is Stoking Corruption, Not Fighting It
    His shady associates and wrongheaded policies are making a bad problem worse.
  • Americas
    AMLO’s ‘Hugs Not Bullets’ Is Failing Mexico
    The president's softer approach to criminal gangs just suffered a serious setback in Sinaloa.
  • Americas
    Free Trade Is Expanding, Just Not With the U.S.
    Deals forged by countries accounting for more than one-third of global output leave America on the outside.
  • Americas
    China’s Manufacturing Loss Should Be Mexico’s Gain
    But President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is wasting the opportunity.