The next American administration will have to choose between following Barack Obama's reform course or relaunching the war on drugs, nationally and internationally.
General John Kelly, Trump's pick for the Department of Homeland Security, used to lead US military operations in Latin America. Now American citizens should be scared, too.
Will America end its aggressive counter-narcotics strategy, which has battered Latin America for four decades?
Latin America, which saw its two female candidates for UN Secretary General snubbed, will greet Antonio Guterres with open arms – and a list of demands.
Being Brazilian in the US means navigating an identity that doesn't neatly fit into a single check-box, and can be perceived in vastly different ways depending on what part of the country you're in.
The scene of Chile's proudest football triumphs is also a monument to some of its darkest days.
In this TC Global Explainer, two Latin American scholars lay out the basics of drug policy, expose the 'war on drugs', and offer reform suggestions.
What has the decade-long frontal assault on cartels achieved?
Brazil should ask itself which is more important: having a roof over your head or owning the roof over your head?
There's truth in the analysis that the rise of right-wing populism is a response to the failures of globalisation. But is it the only response?
Colombia's deal with the FARC means third parties implicated in international crimes could at last face justice.
In this special The Conversation project, scholars and commentators from around the world examine the rise of populism, and its implications, now and into the future.
An adventurer who gave us the first account by an Englishman of early colonial Brazil.
The voters may have said no to the deal struck with the FARC, but Juan Manuel Santos and his fellow negotiators intend to keep going.
The decades-old dispute in the South Atlantic is the third rail of Argentine politics – and Mauricio Macri has blithely tripped over it.
A look through the ballot papers shows the declared result in Colombia's crucial vote is far from definitive.
Given their chance to ratify a deal to end a 60-year war, less than 40% of Colombians voted – and they threw it out.
Bolivia is the first cocaine-producing country to take a harm reduction approach to tackling the drug trade.
Colombia has a chance to get behind a peace agreement that its people have waited decades to see.
After 52 years fighting the FARC, Colombia is about to vote on a comprehensive peace deal. But not everyone wants in.