Tuesday’s protests across Brazil were a significant gamble by President Jair Bolsonaro. People showed up, but most wore black instead, in a sign of opposition — paving the way for Congress to get rid of him.
Chinese-funded railway projects in the Brazilian Amazon were profoundly shaped by dynamic institutional learning on both sides and sharp public debates in Brazil about environmental sustainability.
Rather than planning another peacekeeping mission in Haiti after the recent assassination of the Haitian president, outside actors should focus on encouraging a national accord and other domestic-led steps to stabilize the country.
Regional governance has so far failed to help Latin America overcome its numerous challenges. Yet cooperation persists in some formats, and it will be a necessary instrument going forward.
But could renewed international pressure from foreign governments and corporations demanding protection of the Amazon convince the Brazilian government to rethink its policies, or will they simply go ignored, as it favors short-term economic gain over long-term environmental protection?
In Peru’s runoff election, a razor-thin victory by leftist Pedro Castillo will likely put an end to the country’s neoliberal consensus. However, political turmoil is set to continue.
The Global Fragility Act offers the United States a unique opportunity. It aims to improve global security and reduce the threat of conflict spillover by crafting a holistic way of working with fragile states.
It’s easy to discount what Latin America may have to teach the world about running an economy. After all, what can a region perpetually embroiled in intractable problems possibly teach us?
Chilean citizens are making a risky but courageous attempt to write a new constitution. If the country succeeds, it could become an inspiration for the entire region—and reduce the appeal of anti-democratic forces.
As U.S. President Joe Biden prepares to mark 100 days in office, Carnegie scholars from across our global network assess his foreign policy strategy so far.