Latin America

    • Op-Ed

    The Other Terrifying Lesson of the Cuban Missile Crisis

    In the 55 years since unseen nuclear bullets were dodged in the Cuban Missile Crisis, the United States’ technical capabilities to gather intelligence have improved breathtakingly. Still, it is extremely difficult to know how foreign adversaries perceive their situation and calculate their moves.

    • Op-Ed

    Renew Louisiana’s Long History With Cuba

    While the U.S. and Cuban governments will determine the overall trajectory of their bilateral relations, history suggests that Louisiana can shape the relationship’s commercial and cultural contours for mutual benefit.

    • Article

    What Happened to Brazil’s Civic Activism?

    • Marisa von Bülow
    • December 19, 2017

    Brazil seems strangely quiet. Protests come and go in cycles, but the change in activism is troubling amid increasing dissatisfaction with the country’s democracy.

    • Op-Ed

    Want to Limit Migration? We Can Start by Supporting Democracy in Honduras.

    • Sarah Chayes, Kendra McSweeney
    • December 05, 2017
    • Washington Post

    Honduran citizens are standing up for democracy, despite apparent efforts to rig the recent presidential election. The U.S. government should demand an impartial ballot recount.

    • Article

    The Unchecked Demise of Nicaraguan Democracy

    • Oliver Della Costa Stuenkel, Andreas E. Feldmann
    • November 16, 2017

    In Latin American countries like Nicaragua, it is a slow erosion of democracy rather than an overt rupture that threatens long-term progress and stability.

    • Op-Ed

    Putin’s Latest Anti-American Intervention: Venezuela

    For all its bellicose talk and new sanctions against Nicolás Maduro’s government, the Trump administration has been oddly silent about Russia’s role, perhaps preferring not to draw attention to the fact that Moscow is now the bankrupt nation’s lender of last resort.

    • Op-Ed

    Keeping Central American Kids Out, Continuing the Violence

    There was, and is, no coherent U.S. policy effectively dealing with the fact that people are streaming out of Central America because of violence and poverty abetted by corrupt governments complicit in the drug trade and an oligarchic, rent-seeking economy.

    • Book review

    Kleptocracy in America

    Corruption is not so much a problem for governments as it is an approach to government, one chosen by far too many rulers today.

    • Article

    Can China Help Fix Venezuela?

    Beijing’s role and response to the current economic crisis engulfing Venezuela needs to be further examined, particularly in light of China’s loans-for-oil relationship with the developing nation.

    • Article

    Will Colombia’s Peace Accord Boost Its Democracy?

    • Andreas E. Feldmann
    • July 13, 2017

    Any improvement in Colombia’s democracy hinges on the state’s capacity and willingness to undertake structural reforms, especially those included in the accord.

Carnegie Experts on
Latin America

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    Alexander Baunov
    Senior Fellow
    Editor in Chief of
    Moscow Center
    Baunov is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Center and editor in chief of
  • expert thumbnail - Hamilton
    Maxwell J. Hamilton
    Visiting Scholar
    Geoeconomics and Strategy Program
    Maxwell J. Hamilton is a visiting scholar in the Geoeconomics and Strategy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • expert thumbnail - Naím
    Moisés Naím
    Distinguished Fellow
    Naím is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focuses on international economics and global politics. He is currently the chief international columnist for El País, Spain’s largest newspaper, and his weekly column is published worldwide.
  • expert thumbnail - Rothkopf
    David Rothkopf
    Visiting Scholar
    David Rothkopf is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment as well as the former CEO and editor in chief of the FP Group.
  • expert thumbnail - Samorukov
    Maxim Samorukov
    Deputy Editor of
    Moscow Center
    Samorukov is deputy editor of

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