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

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Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador takes part in an indigenous ceremony during the AMLO Fest at Zocalo square in Mexico City, Mexico. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Lopez Obrador's Presidency Will Roll Back Mexico's Gains

On December 1 Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s self-proclaimed Fourth Transformation begins. Yet instead of kicking off a positive transformational change, the new president’s personalistic mission looks to end years of hard-fought institutional gains. Read More

November 27, 2018

Brazil
Rising Populism in Latin America Isn't About the Economy

Injustice, not economic class, is what’s turning voters against the political establishment. 

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November 1, 2018

Mexico
Brazil and Mexico's Coming Feud

Fiery new populist presidents in Brazil and Mexico could turn an old rivalry toxic.

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October 24, 2018

Central America
Why U.S. Aid Cuts Could Lead to More Caravans

As thousands of Central American migrants move toward the United States, President Trump should consider decade-long efforts to make the region a better place to live than to leave.

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