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World Americas Latin America Monitor

  • Is there a credible Islamist threat in Latin America?

    Some observers and policymakers suggest there is, but a cold look at the facts suggests fears may be overblown. Whatever the case, a nuanced approach to diplomacy will be required to build partnerships capable of thwarting any terrorist ambitions.

  • Brazil's struggle against corruption

    Graft in Brazilian politics is losing its aura of impunity, particularly in light of the far-reaching Car Wash investigation. Can momentum be maintained?

  • Latin America leads the way in clean energy

    One of the most vulnerable regions when it comes to the effects of climate change, Latin America is increasingly leading global efforts to transition to renewable energy sources.

  • Is Latin America's 'pink tide' turning?

    The demise of Latin America's 'pink tide' of socialism has been much discussed in recent years. But there is no seismic shift back to the days of right-wing dominance; the truth is more nuanced.

April 21, 2017

Photos of the Day 04/21

A bullet hole is pictured on a store window on the Champs Elysees boulevard in Paris, Friday. France began picking itself up from another deadly shooting claimed by the Islamic State group on Friday, just days before voting begins in one of the most contested presidential elections in recent history.

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