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July 10, 2024

Latin America
Stagnant Urban Productivity Stunts Latin America’s Economic Growth, Plus Chinese Lenders Turn Away From Latin America

Stagnant urban productivity stunts Latin America’s economic growth; Chinese lenders turn away from Latin America.

Photo of Bogota, Colombia

July 9, 2024

Latin America
In Latin America, Your Zip Code—Not Just Your Nationality—Determines Whether You Live in a Democracy

Many big cities are doing well, but in flyover country organized crime and corruption often smother democracy.

Photo of the municipality of Jantetelco in Morelos state

June 12, 2024

Latin America
Latin America’s Big Opportunity

Over the last three decades, economic growth in Central Europe, East and Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa has outpaced growth in Latin America, where most economies have actually …

An aerial view of the brine pools and processing areas of the Soquimich lithium mine on the Atacama salt flat, the largest lithium deposit currently in production, in the Atacama desert of northern Chile, January 10, 2013.

May 28, 2024

Guatemala
Latin America’s Demographic Opportunity Plus Arévalo’s First Four Months

Latin America’s openness to migration may offset downsides of aging populations; Arévalo’s reform agenda for Guatemala inches forward, but roadblocks are multiplying.

A woman holding a baby in Santiago, Chile, September 4, 2022.

May 28, 2024

Climate Change
Daughters and Sons Guest Event: From Image to Action—Raising Climate Awareness

Using visual mediums and narratives, an artist and a documentary producer discuss the urgent challenges of climate change and what it will take to solve the climate crisis through science, the power …

Play Fishermen row a boat in the algae filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei, Anhui province in China.

June 12, 2024

Middle East and North Africa
CFR Fellows’ Book Launch Series: The End of Ambition: America’s Past, Present, and Future in the Middle East by Steven Cook

In The End of Ambition, Steven A. Cook boldly claims that despite setbacks and moral costs, the United States has had a record of success in the Middle East. Yet, beginning in the 1990s, those achiev…

Play Steven Cook speaks on CFR stage.

February 27, 2024

Mexico
Mexico’s Electoral Campaigns Kick Off Plus Latin America’s Resilient Democracies

Mexico’s electoral campaigns officially begin with AMLO’s legacy at play plus Latin America’s democracies are challenged but resilient.

Photo of Presidential Candidate Claudia Sheinbaum

May 15, 2023

Latin America
Latin America’s Moment Returns

The Council on Foreign Relations’ blog on Latin America and the world will again feature regular analysis and updates on trends shaping the region.

Migrants stand near the border wall after crossing the Rio Bravo river with the intention of turning themselves in to the U.S. Border Patrol agents, as seen from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

September 14, 2023

Latin America
Update on U.S.-Latin America Relations

Will Freeman, fellow for Latin America studies at CFR, discusses the political landscape in Latin America and its implications for migration trends, the opioid crisis, and trade relations with the Un…

Play Migrants, mostly from Venezuela, cross the Rio Bravo river with the intention of turning themselves in to the U.S. Border Patrol agents, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.