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February 5, 2024

Argentina
Argentina’s Struggle for Stability

Argentina has struggled with political dysfunction and financial crises for decades. What could firebrand President Javier Milei mean for Argentina’s economy and role in the world?

A supporter holds up a $100 bill sign of then President-Elect Javier Milei in December 2023.

January 19, 2015

Iran
Argentina and Iran: The Strange Death of Alberto Nisman

Today in Buenos Aires, Alberto Nisman was found dead. Who was he and why does it matter? Nisman was the official charged with investigating the 1994 bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos…

December 18, 2023

Latin America
Mercosur: South America’s Fractious Trade Bloc

Three decades after its founding, Latin America’s largest trade bloc continues to deal with internal divisions, including over a stalled trade deal with the European Union. New leadership in Argentina and Brazil could shake things up.

A truck driver waits to unload his cargo of cereal grain at a rail terminal in Brazil.

January 2, 2024

Peru
The Organized Crime Threat to Latin American Democracies

Governments have learned to manage many threats, but they are failing to curb the growing power of organized crime.

Photo of Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori attending a trial as a witness in 2018

December 13, 2023

Trade
South America Can Still Save Its Trading Bloc

Stalemate over a trade deal with the European Union has left Mercosur on life support. Its revival depends on spurring greater intraregional trade.

Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva attends the 63rd Summit of Heads of State of Mercosur and Associated States, at the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 7, 2023.

January 1, 1998

State and Local Governments (U.S.)
The City and the World

At first glance, a study on cities and foreign policy may seem a bold leap into the future of international relations, but it represents, rather, a giant step into the present—into what is already ta…

July 20, 2023

Peru
In Peru, Opposition to Democratic Backsliding Is Growing. Without Leaders, it Might Not Get Far.

Peru's President Dina Boluarte and Congress have eroded democratic norms in the country, spurring protests. However, unless an opposition leader emerges, this new wave of protests will fall short. 

Anti-government demonstrators take part in a protest against President Dina Boluarte in Lima, Peru.