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December 26, 2023

United States
Year End Q&A Special, With Shannon O’Neil

Shannon O’Neil, vice president, deputy director of Studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to answer questions submit…

Podcast Holiday letters tied with ribbon.

February 9, 2024

Colombia
Complications in Colombia’s AG Selection, Plus Milei’s Electoral Reform Failure and El Salvador’s Opposition Collapses

Colombia’s process to select a new attorney general is not going smoothly; electoral reform an early failure in omnibus fiasco; and the collapse of El Salvador’s opposition is bad news for Bukele

Photo of Petro supporters protesting outside of Colombia's supreme court

January 26, 2024

Mexico
Proposed Judicial Reforms Hasten Democratic Erosion, Peruvian Guns Fuel Ecuador's Violence, and Arévalo's New Cabinet

Judicial reforms look to erode—not consolidate—democracy; Peruvian guns fuel Ecuador’s violence; and Arévalo delivers a technocratic, centrist cabinet

Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador speaks during his daily news conference on December 20, 2023.

March 14, 2023

Mexico
Mexico’s Democratic Backsliding, With Shannon K. O’Neil

Shannon K. O’Neil, vice president, deputy director of Studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss Mexico’s new…

Podcast Protest in support of the INE and against President Obrador's plan to reform the electoral authority, in Mexico City

December 13, 2023

Trade
South America Can Still Save Its Trading Bloc

Stalemate over a trade deal with the European Union has left Mercosur on life support. Its revival depends on spurring greater intraregional trade.

Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva attends the 63rd Summit of Heads of State of Mercosur and Associated States, at the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 7, 2023.

October 18, 2022

Globalization
The Globalization Myth, With Shannon K. O’Neil

Shannon K. O’Neil, vice president, deputy director of Studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how regional…

Podcast Hong Kong Container Terminal

December 1, 2023

Supply Chains
It’s Not Deglobalization, It’s Regionalization

Decoupling and derisking, deglobalization, slowbalization, and localization. Journalists, columnists, and more than a few authors are touting the end of an era of hyperglobalization characterized by …

The methanol-fueled container vessel Laura Maersk arrives for an official naming ceremony in Copenhagen, Denmark, September 13, 2023.

December 22, 2023

Latin America
Amazon Deforestation Down But Little to Show for COP28, Plus Venezuela-Guyana Tensions

Region will struggle to maintain progress on deforestation. In Dubai, pledges don’t match financial commitments for Latin America. Maduro uses self-manufactured Essequibo crisis to crack down on the …

A deforested area which, according to authorities, is used for coca leaf plantations is seen during an overflight by the Colombian anti-narcotics police in Putumayo, Colombia, November 12, 2023.