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November 16, 2023

Argentina Election Draws Wider Attention to Embattled Economy

The country’s massive economic problems will be a vexing challenge for whoever becomes president.

People line up in front a butcher shop next to signs showing meat prices.

June 28, 2018

United States
SUMMER READING SPECIAL: The World From the Beach With Carlos Lozada

Looking for nonfiction book recommendations to kick off your summer? In this annual episode, hosts Jim Lindsay and Bob McMahon join Washington Post book critic Carlos Lozada to discuss the books they…

Podcast The World Next Week Summer Reading

April 18, 2007

Capital Flows
A Conversation with Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn—named one of the “world’s most respected leaders” by the Financial Times in 2003 and 2004, Man of the Year 2003 by Fortune (Asia), and often called a “rock star” of the global automobile…


June 5, 2023

Latin America
Latin America This Week: June 5, 2023

Lula’s promise to reindustrialize Brazil won’t be easy; As Milei gains momentum, dollarization gets a second look.

Employees work on a solar energy panel of Chinese solar equipment manufacturer BYD in Campinas, Brazil February 13, 2020.

August 31, 2023

Latin America This Week: August 31, 2023

BRICS becomes BRICS+, though not all may join; Latin America looks West, not East, for its technology; more frequent droughts promise more slow downs in the Panama Canal.

Leaders of BRICS nations meet during the most recent BRICS Summit in Johannesburg.

August 16, 2023

Latin America
Latin America This Week: August 16, 2023

Latin America’s anti-incumbency wave rolls through Argentina; Governments look to lithium to spur industrialization; assassination of Ecuadorian presidential candidate reveals state capture by organi…

Photo of Javier Milei

August 15, 2023

United Nations
The Role of the UN Secretary-General

The United Nations’ top leadership position has broad authority to steer the organization’s agenda, but its impact has varied widely since 1946.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres is escorted by staff at a displaced persons camp in Somalia.