Hugo Chávez subordinated the needs of Venezuela’s economy to the imperative of keeping himself in power. Now the job of cleaning up falls to his successor.
Morales talks big populist talk. Here's how it's actually working out.
Venezuelans are contemplating the possibility of a new life without Hugo Chávez. But can the existing system continue in the absence of its creator?
Images from the women's rights rallies that have been taking place around the world this week.
Moving away from fossil fuels could be devastating for some of the world's poorest countries.
Democracy Lab is celebrating its first anniversary. Here are some of the things we've learned over the past year -- and where we're headed in year two.
Paralyzed by Chávez's absence, Venezuela's shaky government is inventing threats from abroad. But the hungry masses aren't buying it.
A gay rights revolution is sweeping across the Americas. It's time for Washington to catch up.
Hugo Chávez has left a profound mark on Venezuela. But how much of his legacy will remain when he’s gone?
The world’s leading nations are convening a meeting on the fight against corruption. Here’s what they ought to be discussing.
From populism to liberalism and back again: Argentina's economic policy makers are still looking for a formula that works.
Nicaragua’s president is the latest Latin American populist to flirt with the market. But his political risks are high.
With Hugo Chávez's health uncertain, narcogenerals and Cuban-backed ideologues are vying for influence in Venezuela.
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.
How a Brazilian government commission tried to fight back against sleaze.
The world could learn a lot from Brazil's fight against poverty.
Nicolás Maduro has risen to No. 2 in Venezuela by trying to stay invisible. If Hugo Chávez dies, will this former bus driver take the country off the cliff?
Brazil's most celebrated architect leaves behind a decidedly mixed legacy.
As the net flow of immigrants from Mexico nears zero, violent and impoverished Central American countries have emerged as the fastest-rising source of illegal immigrants to the U.S.
The developed world could make a big difference to the global economy simply by helping migrants to do what comes naturally: send money home.
With Hugo Chávez in Cuba for yet more medical treatment, will Venezuela fall apart without him?
Carne Ross's quixotic crusade to help emerging nations get their seat at the table.
Why does the planet's No. 1 spy never go to the really dangerous places?
The good news: Colombia is stable. The bad news: Colombia is stable.