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February 5, 2020

Americas
Mexico’s Lopez Obrador Is Stoking Corruption, Not Fighting It

His shady associates and wrongheaded policies are making a bad problem worse.

A demonstrator holds a sign during a march against Mexico's president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as he delivers his first state of the union in Mexico City, Mexico, September 1, 2019. The sign reads, "#AMLO traitor. Liar. Corrupt. Narco-state".

November 11, 2011

Mexico
Mexico’s Interior Minister Blake Mora Dies in Helicopter Crash

Mexico's Former Interior Minister Blake Mora applauds during a discussion with victims of the violence in Mexico City (Courtesy Reuters). Mexico’s interior minister, Jose Francisco Blake Mora a…

Mexico’s Interior Minister Blake Mora Dies in Helicopter Crash

June 21, 2019

Venezuela
Stabilizing Venezuela: Preparing for the Day After

Frank O. Mora is director of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and professor of politics and international relations at Florida International University. There seems to be no …

Opposition supporters unload humanitarian aid from a truck that was set on fire after clashes between opposition supporters and Venezuela's security forces February 2019

June 2, 2017

Brazil
Brazil’s Most Underreported Reform Battle

With all of the turbulence in Brazil, observers can be forgiven for ignoring a potentially paradigm-shattering initiative that picked up speed last month: reducing politicians’ court privileges. So…

Judge Barroso

February 10, 2017

The Future of Lava Jato and Brazil’s Reform Agenda

The tragic January airplane crash that killed Justice Teori Zavascki, a member of Brazil’s highest court (the Supremo Tribunal Federal, STF), has given President Michel Temer an opportunity to seize …

Brazil's President Michel Temer attends the inauguration ceremony of new Ministers, at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, February 3, 2017 (Reuters/Adriano Machado).

January 3, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: December 24 – December 30

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from December 24, 2016 to December 30, 2016. This update also represents violence …

NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16

November 28, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: November 19 – November 25

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from November 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016. This update also represents violence …

NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16

May 16, 2011

China
Rising FDI in Latin America

Plans for a $340 million overhaul of Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana stadium are among those behind schedule for the World Cup (Sergio Moraes / Courtesy Reuters). The UN Economic Commission for…

Plans for a $340 million overhaul of Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Maracana stadium are among those most behind schedule for the World Cup, yet to be bid out to construction companies (Sergio Moraes / Courtesy Reuters).

May 4, 2011

Defense and Security
U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation Four Years On

US Secretary of State Clinton and Mexican Foreign Minister Espinosa (Saul Loeb / Courtesy Reuters). Last Friday, Hillary Clinton hosted the Merida Initiative High-Level Consultative Group in Washing…

US Secretary of State Clinton and Mexican Foreign Minister Espinosa (Saul Loeb / Courtesy Reuters).

August 29, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 20 – August 26

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from August 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016. This update also represents violence rela…

NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16