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May 9, 2022

Latin America
AMLO's Lithium Grab and War on Green Energy Will Hurt North America

Nationalizing Mexico’s lithium reserves and extending state control over electricity and energy will undermine the region’s prosperity and security.

Mexican lawmakers protest a constitutional reform of the energy sector

March 10, 2022

Latin America
Mexico's Democracy Is Crumbling Under AMLO

Halfway through his term, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is moving from bending democratic norms and laws to breaking them—a slide that the U.S. cannot afford to ignore.

Mexican president looks up and to the left

February 18, 2022

Americas
Governance Must Trump Ideology in Latin America’s Elections

Forget all the talk about the region’s “pink tide” and focus on which candidate is most likely to lift the greatest number of boats.

Peruvian President Pedro Castillo and his Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolsonaro, smile for the camera

January 10, 2022

Latin America
Latin America's New Economic Model May Emerge in Chile

Once the region’s no-frills, free-market poster child, Chile needs more government spending, not less, to sustain its growth trajectory.

Chile's president elect, Gabriel Boric, gives a thumbs up

December 21, 2021

Latin America
Populism Has Killed Latin America’s Once-Powerful ‘Technopols’

Once able to rely on larger-than-life finance ministers, the region’s business leaders now need to make the public case for free markets via retail politics.

Finance Minister of Argentina Martín Guzmán bumps fists with Argentine President Alberto Fernández

February 4, 2020

Election 2020
The Trouble With Election Security

Russia interfered with the U.S. presidential election in 2016, and in 2018, internet trolls again spread disinformation during the midterms. Intelligence officials warn that interference in this year…

October 25, 2021

Latin America
Mexico’s Energy Grid Risks Fading to Black

President Lopez Obrador’s plan to renationalize electricity generation will make it more expensive, dirtier and less reliable and jeopardize the inclusive economic growth he says he wants. 

Worker standing before Mexico's state-run electric utility offices

September 24, 2021

Latin America
Latin America Shouldn’t Be a Pawn in U.S.-China Rivalry

The key to its success will be dodging zero-sum choices between the two superpowers.

Four people waving in front of the Panama Canal

August 16, 2021

Latin America
No U.S. Court Can Make Mexico's Streets Safe

Suing U.S. gun makers may be good law and politics, but that won’t fix Mexico’s police or courts and end its culture of impunity.

Police officers holding shields cross in front of a gas station in Mexico City

August 16, 2021

Latin America
U.S. Should Look South for Better Supply Chains

When it comes to “friendshoring,” Latin America has much to offer, and much to gain.

A container ship docked alongside cranes at the Chilean port of San Antonio