The lessons of counterinsurgency and nation-building in Colombia can also apply to the Arab world.
A small South American country has been making big strides in human rights. But it's still got some work to do.
Why Germans and Argentines have so much in common, even in soccer.
For Argentina's soccer team, like its economy, diversification is the key to success.
Surprise -- there are limits to how well politics and economics can predict World Cup matches.
The Argentine government’s exploitation of football would make a World Cup victory bittersweet.
Brazil’s stunning exit from the World Cup brings its other problems back into focus.
Alfredo Di Stéfano was a man without a country who may have played for three.
Argentina has made it to the semifinals of the World Cup without its usual tricks.
Failure in this year’s biggest club competition shows money isn’t everything.
Want to find out what an Argentine politician stands for? Ask him about soccer.
Africa was supposed to be the next hotbed of world soccer. It’s not.
Why innovation-driven Chile might be just the team to beat old-school Brazil.
Why the problem of inequality isn’t just about differences in income.
Globalization has benefited its economy and its soccer, but at what cost?
Iran may have been behind a deadly bombing in Argentina two decades ago. Now the two countries meet on the pitch.
Uruguay is building an army of talented expats -- and not just in soccer.
Brazil’s new jungle stadium is days away from becoming a white elephant.
Brand Brazil can win this World Cup even if Team Brazil doesn't.
With bizarre plans for a new league, Julio Grondona is finally showing his age.
If it does, don’t thank FIFA -- thank the protestors.
Teams venturing inland in Brazil may have more to contend with than the opposition
Belgium and Uruguay are ready to reap the dividends of diversity.
After years of bloodshed, Colombia's government is teaming up with its former rebel enemies to beat the drug problem.
Welcome to this year’s Baseline Profitability Index.
A nasty -- and surprising -- election fight is playing out in Colombia. And the recent years of peace and prosperity hang in the balance.
Ukrainians riot ahead of the presidential election; Ultra-Orthodox Israeli soldiers train near the Syrian border; and Thailand's army chief declares a coup.