Latin America

COLUMN

The Dark Side of Dilma

Why Brazil's election result is nothing but trouble.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Chasing Away the Democracy Blues

Why democracy is worth fighting for -- now more than ever.

Larry Diamond |

Dispatch

Meet the Kingmakers of Brasilia

Whoever wins the Brazilian presidential runoff on Oct. 26 better be ready to kiss the ring of the PMDB.

Miriam Wells |

Argument

Brazil's Election Illusion

The heated presidential race between Rousseff and Neves conceals the most important fact: There's not much daylight between the candidates.

Michael Shifter |

Report

Argentina's Brilliant, Terrible, Very Unclear Energy Future

Argentina is playing nice with foreign investors to get its energy house in order. Haven't we heard this tune before?

Keith Johnson |

Dispatch

Better the Dilma You Know…

Brazil's incumbent is on track for re-election. But that's mostly because there's no one better.

Jill Langlois |

Dispatch

Country of God

In long-Catholic Brazil, the burgeoning evangelical population has become a dynamic political force -- and could even choose the country’s next president.

Adriana Carranca |

Interview

'We Are Winning. But There's Always the Threat'

Panama's new president, Juan Carlos Varela, sits down with Foreign Policy to talk crime, immigration, and reestablishing the rule of law in Washington's Central American ally.

Lally Weymouth |

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 |