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Latin America’s Moment analyzes economic, political, and social issues and trends throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds up a mock 100-bolivar bill depicting the president of the National Assembly Henry Ramos Allup, during a pro-government rally in Caracas, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Rising Venezuela-Bound Remittances Help Families and the Maduro Regime

In late January the United States announced widespread sanctions against Venezuela’s state-owned energy company PDVSA, ratcheting up pressure on the repressive regime of Nicolas Maduro in an attempt to force a democratic transition. Upon cutting off Venezuela’s primary source of hard currency, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton predicted the government’s downfall within a few weeks. Read More

April 4, 2019

Americas
Trump’s Central American Mistake

Mexico and Central America can do little to curb migration without robust U.S. support.

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March 11, 2019

Americas
AMLO’s 100 Days of Democratic Undermining

His concentration of power in an already strong presidency bodes ill for civil society and fragile institutions.

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February 26, 2019

Americas
Latin America’s Market-Friendly Governments Could Spur Regional Integration

The ascent of leaders who favor free trade opens space for real integration.

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