The policies that helped Brazil to healthy growth over the past decade have lost momentum. The next president will need bold new ideas that look beyond the short term. Third in our series of Lab Reports on Brazil.
In long-Catholic Brazil, the burgeoning evangelical population has become a dynamic political force -- and could even choose the country’s next president.
Brazilians want change. But they'll only get it if their new president can combine the urge to reform with the will to govern. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Brazil.
Robust reform can seem impossible for governments mired in corruption. But the solution is pretty simple: Focus on policies, not politics.
Why Marina Silva’s message resonates from the Amazon to the Middle East to the White House.
Undocumented? Unauthorized? Illegal? After 250 years, we're still debating what to call America’s visa-less immigrants.
Messy bondholder fight could complicate future defaults.
Long before Argentina’s latest default, there was Elliott Associates L.P. v. Republic of Panama.
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.