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

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Trucks cross the borderline into the U.S. before border customs control at the World Trade Bridge, as seen from Laredo, Texas U.S., June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Mexico Can’t Meet Trump’s Tariff Demands

President Donald Trump overruled his advisers last week to announce tariffs on Mexico for not stopping migrants at the border. Facing the continuing fallout from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and the prospect of 2020 elections, Trump seems to be betting again that hyping the border and demonizing trade and Mexico will rally his political base. Read More

May 1, 2019

Americas
Opposition's Gambit Stalls After Day of Tumult Rocks Venezuela

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó took his confrontation up a notch on Tuesday, appearing in front of a Caracas Air Force base with several soldiers and calling for an uprising to end the control of Nicolás Maduro.

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April 25, 2019

Americas
China's Green Investments Won't Undo Its Environmental Damage to Latin America

While solar panels, electric buses, and wind turbines emerge, fossil fuel usage and demand for commodities continue to degrade Latin America’s environment.

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April 24, 2019

Americas
Trump Antagonizing Venezuela’s Neighbors Won’t Bring Democratic Change

Punishing allies won’t help to rally international support for the restoration of democracy.

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