Bolsonaro was elected to bring Brazil a 'better future.' Instead, his first months in office have been marked by mismanagement, legislative gridlock and protest.
A massive protest movement exploded across Nicaragua in April 2018, threatening to topple the country's authoritarian regime. What happened to Central America's 'tropical spring?'
Whenever writings were explicit, liberal or anti-Catholic, the Francoist censors crossed them out.
The rise of black comedy to explain Venezuela's chaos recalls an old saying in the crisis-stricken South American country: 'Laugh so you don't cry.'
Before being qualified as "magic", certain mushrooms were considered sacred by the ancient peoples of Mexico. We explore their history and relationship to Mesoamerican religion and medicine.
In a context of defiance against media, how can journalists recover the public's trust and their image of "truth tellers"? Brazil provides a few examples.
Imaginaries of gangs as inherent forms of brutal anarchy promote particular political agendas and obscure the ways gangs can reveal the underlying dynamics of the contexts within which they emerge.
To reach the highest rungs of power, a new study shows, it really helps if your dad was president.
The tailing dam collapse at the Brumadinho mine has shocked the world, but can we really be sure that 'never again' truly means never again?
The White House will expand a law that cuts funding to abortion providers abroad. When the Bush-era 'global gag rule' was last in effect, abortion rates tripled in Latin America and doubled in Africa.
Recent pipeline explosions have brought the problem of Mexico's black market for oil into tragic relief.
Food and medical aid at Venezuela's borders could spark a revolution.
Cross border security is at serious risk. So are the lives of the people who live there.
Assertive politics is not enough.
Mexico's new president has reduced his own salary and demanded that all federal workers
– including lawmakers and judges – take a massive pay cut, too. That may be illegal.
Inflation is soaring, millions are fleeing – and two politicians are seeking to lead. It's an impossible choice for an impoverished people.
Venezuela is gripped by a struggle for power, and much of the rest of the world is leaning in. Just how did it find itself in this position?
Venezuela's military is an armed political actor with a gun to the head of a society that is urgently demanding a return to democracy.
Canada has been considered a human rights champion when it comes to accepting Syrian refugees. So why is it doing next to nothing for those fleeing Venezuela?
Other nations tolerated the erosion of liberal values in Venezuela for a long time before crisis hit.