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  • 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.

 

Photos of the Week Photos of the Week 07/17

Kids play in the mud during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, July 11, in Westland, Mich. The annual day sponsored by the Wayne County Parks takes place in a 75' x 150' giant mud pit that gives children the opportunity to get down and dirty at one of the messiest playgrounds Southeast Michigan has ever seen.

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