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

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Argentina's President Mauricio Macri shakes hands with Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro during a meeting in Brasilia, Brazil January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Latin America’s Market-Friendly Governments Could Spur Regional Integration

In 2011, when Sebastian Pinera showed up for his first 33-member Community of Latin American and Caribbean States meeting, it was a lonely affair for the right-leaning billionaire Chilean president: Most of his counterparts were part of the “pink tide” sweeping the region. Now he fits right in at the annual presidential summits, with market-oriented leaders at the helm of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and beyond.   Read More

February 20, 2019

Americas
AMLO’s Venezuela “neutrality” is anything but

Lopez Obrador’s tacit support for Maduro will diminish his political capital at home and abroad.

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February 6, 2019

Americas
Macri Can Win Reelection Despite Faltering Economy; Fixing Argentina’s Problems Will Be Harder

A hapless political opposition fails to capitalize on the president’s mistakes and adapt to the future.

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January 10, 2019

Americas
Mexico and Brazil Need to Address Their Education Deficit to Grow

Investing more in human capital is the region’s best hope to escape the middle-income trap.

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