Latin America

Argument

The Emerging Market Stress Test

The Fed’s new monetary policy could put a big strain on developing economies. But they might be up for it this time.

Nicholas Spiro |

COLUMN

This Is What a Leader Looks Like

Why Marina Silva’s message resonates from the Amazon to the Middle East to the White House.

David J. Rothkopf |

Argument

History Is So Not Over

It's time for a dose of realism when we think about how to build new democracies.

Alina Rocha Menocal |

Dispatch

¡Bienvenido, Habibi!

How Latin America is opening its arms to Syrian refugees.

Sibylla Brodzinsky |

In Box

Illegal Alien: A Short History

Undocumented? Unauthorized? Illegal? After 250 years, we're still debating what to call America’s visa-less immigrants.

Jake Scobey-Thal |

Argument

The King of the Northeast Is Dead

Eduardo Campos's death has left Brazil's presidential election up for grabs and the country's poorest region without a clear champion. 

Shannon Sims |

Argument

Damn Yanquis

Why is President Obama still allowing covert operations in Cuba? It's just one failed disaster after another.

Fulton T. Armstrong |

Argument

A Short History of Vultures

Long before Argentina’s latest default, there was Elliott Associates L.P. v. Republic of Panama.

Saskia Sassen |

Argument

Inshallah and Ojalá

The lessons of counterinsurgency and nation-building in Colombia can also apply to the Arab world.

James Stavridis |

Argument

Of Course Argentina Defaulted

And you would have done the same thing too, if you had been in their shoes.

Shannon O'Neil |

Report

Argentina Lets Default Clock Run Out

But even a default won't stop this soap opera.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

Why Haiti Needs a National Dialogue

Four years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti remains a mess. It's time to bring Haitians from all walks of life into a national conversation about the country's future.

Clare Lockhart |

Argument

Keeping Putin's Hands Off Argentina's Oil

The White House shouldn't allow Argentina's debt problems to impede U.S. energy security.

Spencer Abraham |

Dispatch

Derailed on the Death Train

For every Central American migrant who makes it to the U.S. border, countless others are stuck in the purgatory of Mexico City on the long journey north.

Alex Horton |

Argument

Putin Is Still <i>¡Muy Popular!</i>

The Russian president's tour of Latin America shows that the leftist south still has love for Russia -- and the BRICS are willing to play ball.

Michael Shifter |

Argument

No One Cares About Third Place

In soccer or in war, a bronze medal isn’t worth much.

Kevin Bleyer |

Argument

America's Young Refugees

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors trekking north from Central America is a humanitarian crisis -- and the United States should treat it like one.

Scarlett Aldebot-Green |

Dispatch

Cuba Wants You To Think It’s a Gay Paradise. It’s Not.

Cuba has come a long way on LGBT rights since putting gays in labor camps. But don't believe the Castro family's gay-friendly PR.

Justin Rohrlich |

In Box

Third Gender: A Short History

From ancient Greece to modern Pakistan, the political and cultural emergence of a complex, controversial term.

Jake Scobey-Thal |

Argument

The Iron Tulip and the Louse

Can Louis van Gaal and Miguel Herrera do a remake of “The Odd Couple” after the World Cup? Please?

Andrea Canales |

Argument

Latin America Leads the Way

Africa was supposed to be the next hotbed of world soccer. It’s not.

Adam Bate |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

The 2014 FIFA World Cup causes celebration and protests; Iraqi refugee camps swell with families after the fall of Mosul; and people all over the world enjoy the summer heat.

FP Staff |

Argument

The Participation Gap

Why the problem of inequality isn’t just about differences in income.

Devin Stewart |

Argument

Divided Loyalties in the Home of the Brave

Why do some immigrant soccer fans root for the United States, while others don’t?

Andrea Canales |

Argument

Post-Colonialism on the Pitch

When former colonies face off against their ex-oppressors.

Musa Okwonga |

Argument

Can Santos Finally Make Peace in Colombia?

As Juan Manuel Santos rolls to a second term, can he finally put the war with the FARC to bed?

Michael Shifter |

Argument

Will the World Cup Actually Help Brazil to Solve Its Problems?

If it does, don’t thank FIFA -- thank the protestors.

Shannon O'Neil |

Argument

Could Colombia's Election Kill Its Peace Process?

Oscar Iván Zuluaga has vowed to axe talks with the FARC if he wins. But can he really follow through?

Virginia Bouvier |

Argument

Immigration Reform Is Dead, Precisely When We Need It Most

Eric Cantor's shocking loss comes at a time when the United States is facing a critical challenge on its southern border.

Shannon O'Neil |