Instead of repeating tired applause lines about Fidel Castro, here are the vital Latin American issues the Republican candidates should be talking about.
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Academic economists usually air their new ideas first in working papers. Here, before the work gets dusty, a quick look at transition policy research in progress.
Foreign Policy’s most popular photo essays of 2011.
From Tahrir Square to Wall Street to the Kremlin, 2011 was a year when politics was conducted in the street.
From the fall of Ahmadinejad, Assad, Castro, and Chavez to the rise of cyberattacks -- the top 13 stories that could dominate the headlines in 2012.
Forget the BRICs. The real economies that will shake up the world over the next few decades need a new acronym.
From Harvard to Pacific Western, a look at the sometimes surprising U.S. universities that have educated today’s new crop of world leaders.
The Obama administration is turning to Asia for the defining competition of the next century. But if the United States actually wants to win, it'll need Latin America.
After nine years, the alleged al Qaeda mastermind of the USS Cole bombing is finally getting his day in court. But does anyone still think a military commission at Gitmo is a fair trial?
Drones along the Mexican border, commandos in Central America -- the war on drugs looks more than ever like a real war. But do Americans have any idea what they're getting into?
Why the killing of the Colombian insurgency's leader is a real chance for peace.
Latin America's savviest left-wing firebrand shakes his fist with one hand while accepting donors' cash with the other -- and he's about to consolidate power even further in a bold stroke of undemocratic electioneering.
Some surprising economies are hogging the spotlight at this year's G-20 summit.
Kenya and Turkey struggle to control the chaos next door.
Is the U.S.-backed anti-drug war in Colombia really a success worth replicating in Afghanistan?
Why the Colombia model -- even if it means drug war and armed rebellion -- is the best chance for U.S. success in Central Asia.
A tour of contentious burials from Qaddafi to Hitler.
Herman Cain may not want to talk about the world, but the world sure is talking about him.
A visual history of the West's misguided attempts to send its hand-me-downs to the developing world.
A dissident reports from the ruins of the daddy state, where Papá Fidel is now just the patient-in-chief.
Six years ago, crack cocaine was virtually unheard of in Brazil. Now it's out of control.
Mexico is the most staggeringly unequal society on the planet -- but it doesn't have to stay that way.
Can U.S. private contractors turn the tide in Mexico's violent drug war?
With markets in a panic and investors fleeing to gold, Colombia's armed groups are making out like bandits.