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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.

September 20, 2023

Latin America This Week: September 20, 2023

At 32 years old, Mercosur faces an existential crisis; Petro signals a big shift on drug policy; Massa’s last-ditch election spending will hobble the next government.

Photo of Mercosur Leaders at July Summit

September 7, 2023

Latin America Studies Program
Latin America This Week: September 7, 2023

Petro’s latest scandal could reenergize Colombia’s lackluster conservative opposition; foreign direct investment in Latin America defies global downturn.

Colombian President Gustavo Petro attends event with the Colombian government's peace negotiators and members of the ELN.

September 14, 2023

Latin America This Week: September 14, 2023

AMLO ups spending, favoring the middle class and the military; Uruguay’s financial stability attracts investment—and crime follows; Peru’s democratic backsliding is passing the point of no return.

2023.09.14 Photo of AMLO

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 22, 2023

Latin America Studies Program
Latin America This Week: August 22, 2023

In Guatemala, money can’t buy elections; external factors drive Latin America’s economic upside.

Photo of Bernardo Arévalo

August 9, 2023

Latin America
A Ticking Clock for Latin America’s Nearshoring Opportunity

The window is still open for the region to benefit from the supply chain reshuffle—but not for much longer.

Panama Canal employees work in Panama City, Panama.

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

September 20, 2023

Immigration and Migration
The Americas Can’t Handle Immigration a la Carte

The Western Hemisphere needs regional solutions to make the most of the migration wave it faces.

After processing by U.S. Immigration, migrants are dropped off by a bus at a transit center to continue their journey in the United States from San Diego, California.

August 9, 2023

Latin America
Latin America This Week: August 9, 2023

Hot winters in the Andes and Southern Cone threaten Latin America’s advantages; Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico aim to ride U.S. semiconductor industrial policy coattails; Colombia’s new ceasefire agreeme…

One of Intel’s buildings in Guadalajara, Mexico.