Latin America's Moment

Latin America's Moment

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

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza (2nd L) talks with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (2nd R) during a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on December 22, 2017. Nicolas Asfouri/Reuters

What Latin America Should Tell China About Venezuela

China’s commercial forays into Latin America are billed as a win-win: Latin America needs investment and China has money. Yet its biggest investment to date has helped to underwrite Latin America’s most serious humanitarian disaster. This undeniable reality presents an important lesson for Latin American nations: Unless the terms are changed, some money is too expensive. China’s track record also means that as the region struggles to contain the fallout from Venezuela, the Asian giant needs to be part of the solution. Read More

October 3, 2018

Trump Ignores Latin America’s Biggest Challenges

U.S. administration is coming out on the wrong side of anti-corruption and migration in the hemisphere, with potentially lasting consequences for U.S.-Latin American relations.  

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September 18, 2018

A U.S. Military Intervention in Venezuela Would Be a Disaster

Calls for U.S. military intervention in Venezuela are growing, most recently from Senator Marco Rubio. Even Secretary General Luis Almagro of the Organization of American States has said he would not foreclose the military option. Yet as devastating as the regime of President Nicolas Maduro has been for Venezuela and its people, and as compelling the need for change, a military response – especially one led by the U.S.

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September 4, 2018

Mexico's Female Legislators Are No Silver Bullet for Gender Inequality

Despite achieving near equal representation in congress, Mexico's new female lawmakers will need to force women's issues onto the legislative agenda. Here are a few reasons why. 

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