Leftist leaders have been common in Latin America – except in Mexico, which hasn’t had one since 1940. That will change Saturday with Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s inauguration. But why has it taken so long?
Violence and repression have made more Central Americans willing to brave the trek north, and the policies that await them. But broadcasting those policies is also surprisingly difficult. Part 4 of On the move: the faces, places, and politics of migration.
In the United States and Europe, we sometimes talk about migrants as if they simply woke up and decided to travel to our doorstep. But often migration across borders is a last resort. Part 3 of On the Move: the faces, places, and politics of migration.
Many voters think of their favorite politician as a bit of a hero – someone uniquely capable of fixing things or moving the country forward. But when does that attitude cross a line and start to threaten democracy?
Much of what Americans think of as “immigration policy” actually depends on Mexico’s immigration policy – and it could be in flux.
The runoff vote to choose the country's next president is Oct. 28, after one of the most divisive campaign seasons in decades.
Prisons here are known for overcrowding, violence, and lax oversight. But they're also home to the prisoner-run businesses that provide most of the country's hammocks.
Honduras's supreme court has indefinitely delayed the trial for the murder of Berta Cáceres, a renowned environmental rights activist, after her family's lawyers filed a series of appeals.
Guatemalans have been outspoken about battling fraud and corruption. But their voices have grown quieter, which may speak to an increasingly difficult political atmosphere in the country.
The fire at Brazil’s National Museum would be a severe loss to science and art at any time. But today, many Brazilians look at the rubble and see a painful symbol of corruption and austerity.
A widespread concern is that globalization favors big business over worker interests. Leaders in the United States and Mexico say their new trade deal moves in a new direction.
Activists leaving their countries to escape intimidation face a dilemma: Do they need to choose between their own safety and making a difference back home? Not necessarily, these Nicaraguans say.
Latin America could seem a surprising place to debate abortion laws: strongly Catholic, with a growing evangelical population, and increasingly conservative governments. But franker conversations are adding nuance to the discussion.
As Venezuela's political and economic crises continue to spiral, refugees are pouring into nearby countries. Several are helping, but struggling to manage the influx amid their own domestic challenges.
Lucio Usobiaga is the main person behind the resurgence. His efforts show how an area that has evolved from its beginnings can make a return – and do so in an innovative way that benefits a range of people.
Politics is rarely a source of optimism in Mexico. But the election of leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the presidency on Sunday has brought hope to Mexicans – and perhaps a new way of looking at voting.
The hot-button issues between the US and Mexico – immigration, trade, the border wall – will shift when a new president is elected July 1. Front-runner Andrés Manuel López Obrador is leading with a 'Mexico first' approach.
On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that domestic abuse and gang violence cannot be considered grounds for asylum.
Frustrations with President Daniel Ortega's increasingly authoritarian presidency have mounted for years. In recent weeks, citizen protests and a violent crackdown have swept the country.
Disorienting as migration may be, most newcomers to Europe can count on finding peers who share their language, faith, and traditions. Largely isolated from their countrymen, a small group of Syrian students in Mexico are striving to build community.
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