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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.

Gallery Photos of the week 05/30

Herb Colie (l.), who served with the 4th Battalion 60th artillery, and Jim Benning, who served as a second class machinist's mate on the USS Oak Hill during the Vietnam War, cover their ears as John Marsigliano, back left, and Chris Moeller, both of the Sons of the American Legion, do a gun salute during a Memorial Day observ...

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