Latin America


    • Report

    The Mobilization of Conservative Civil Society

    • Richard Youngs, Gareth Fowler, Arthur Larok, Paweł Marczewski, Vijayan MJ, Ghia Nodia, Natalia Shapovalova, Janjira Sombatpoonsiri, Marisa von Bülow, Özge Zihnioğlu
    • October 04, 2018

    What conservative civic activism portends for global civil society.

    • Op-Ed

    China-Venezuela Relations: A Perfect Storm

    How China should understand and manage political risk in Venezuela has become one of the most important, if too often ignored, questions not just in China’s relationship with Latin America, but in its broader efforts to be seen as an agent and leader of development on the world stage.

    • Op-Ed

    López Obrador’s Dangerous Temptation

    Mexican President-elect Andres López Obrador’s landslide victory was a huge success for his coalition, gaining control of most of the state legislatures. It has been decades since any Mexican government has had this level of political control.

    • Op-Ed

    An Opaque World

    The best antidote to an opaque world is an independent media. The Kremlin-controlled media is an effective user of new options offered by an increasingly blurred world.

    • Op-Ed

    Kleptocracy and Kakistocracy

    Those in power now have much graver consequences due to globalization, technology, and the complexity of society. The kleptocracy and kakistocracy feed back on each other.

    • Op-Ed

    Two Paradoxes

    The world seems to be growing more paradoxical where democratic practices are becoming more popular among dictators. Democracy gives them something repression can’t - a modicum of legitimacy.

    • Op-Ed

    Why Nicolás Maduro Clings to Power

    Maduro has no clue how to reverse any of the multiple crises he has set off. At this point, the goal of staying in power is just to be in power.

    • Op-Ed

    Venezuela: A New U.S.–Russia Battleground

    Putin is less interested in President Nicolás Maduro and his regime than in using him as a thorn in Washington’s side. Venezuela’s crisis provides Putin with a like-minded collaborator eager to denounce the United States.

    • Op-Ed

    Nicolás Maduro and the Banality of Evil

    A blow-by-blow dissection of the statements made by the Venezuelan president.

    • Article

    Russia: Playing a Geopolitical Game in Latin America

    Souring attitudes toward the United States throughout Latin America have opened opportunities for Moscow to stoke anti-U.S. sentiment and advance its own interests.

Carnegie Experts on
Latin America

  • expert thumbnail - Baunov
    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 - 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 - Samorukov
    Maxim Samorukov
    Deputy Editor of
    Moscow Center
    Samorukov is a fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Center and deputy editor of

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