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September 13, 2023

Inequality
Who Runs the World?... Not Women

Female representation in politics leads to numerous benefits, but the vast majority of the world’s most powerful politicians are men. Using the Council on Foreign Relations’ Women’s Power Index tool …

Podcast Female legislator raises hand to participate while holding child.

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

July 8, 2021

Food and Water Security
Water Scarcity

Fresh water is more than just a resource, it is the source of all life. But in many arid regions of the world, water supplies are under pressure from climate change, and outdated rules and infrastruc…

Podcast A drop of water drips from a pipe in a field

June 26, 2023

Latin America
Latin America This Week: June 26, 2023

Bolsonaro’s legal troubles begin; Guatemalan presidential candidates Torres and Arévalo head for second round.

Presidential candidate for the Semilla party Bernardo Arévalo speaks with members of his party as he attends a press conference on the day of the first round of Guatemala’s presidential election in Guatemala City, Guatemala, June 25, 2023.

July 11, 2023

Latin America
Latin America This Week: July 11, 2023

Guatemala’s first round election upset stands; Brazil’s non-alignment has a democracy blind spot; Remittances to Mexico hit a record $5.7 billion in May.

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro shakes hands with Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as they meet before a summit with presidents of South America, in Brasília, Brazil, May 29, 2023.

March 25, 2022

United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II Is the Monarch of Fifteen Countries. What Does That Mean?

Queen Elizabeth II is the monarch of fourteen countries in addition to the United Kingdom. Barbados’s transition to a republic has revived debate over the future of the Crown.