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When Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto took to Twitter on January 26 to cancel his meeting with US President Donald Trump, he was probably hoping this show of defiance would help him with a serious domestic problem: a near record-low 12 percent a...

President Peña Nieto and the “Anti-Trump”

When Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto took to Twitter on January 26 to cancel his meeting with US President Donald Trump, he was probably hoping this show of defiance would help him with a serious domestic problem: a near record-low 12 percent a...

The post of Secretary General of the UN, perhaps the most symbolically important leadership position in the international community, is changing hands for the first time in over a decade. Under the leadership of Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, the UN ...

Antonio Guterres: A Strong Leader for the UN

The post of Secretary General of the UN, perhaps the most symbolically important leadership position in the international community, is changing hands for the first time in over a decade. Under the leadership of Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, the UN ...

Brazil’s Bolsa Família has dutifully served as the flagship of Brazilian social welfare since its christening in 2003. The conditional cash transfer program was captained by President Luiz Ignácio Lula de Silva, who himself was b...

Bolsa Família: A Legacy Undecided

Brazil’s Bolsa Família has dutifully served as the flagship of Brazilian social welfare since its christening in 2003. The conditional cash transfer program was captained by President Luiz Ignácio Lula de Silva, who himself was b...

Panama City is an intersection. It lies between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; between jungles and man-made waterways; between colorful colonial Spanish architecture and towering skyscrapers; and between history and modernity. The city is defined b...

A Panorama of Panama City

Panama City is an intersection. It lies between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; between jungles and man-made waterways; between colorful colonial Spanish architecture and towering skyscrapers; and between history and modernity. The city is defined b...

On Sunday, October 2, the Colombian people rejected a peace treaty signed by the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). A culmination of four years of bilateral negotiations in Cuba, the treaty was intended to end...

No Deal: Peace Still Elusive in Colombia

On Sunday, October 2, the Colombian people rejected a peace treaty signed by the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). A culmination of four years of bilateral negotiations in Cuba, the treaty was intended to end...

Brazil has become a nation defined by political backlash. Since early 2014, a regional Brazilian judge named Sérgio Moro has risen to domestic renown and international fame as the face of an investigation that has uncovered a web of corruption throu...

Risky Business: Brazil’s Lava Jato Scandal

Brazil has become a nation defined by political backlash. Since early 2014, a regional Brazilian judge named Sérgio Moro has risen to domestic renown and international fame as the face of an investigation that has uncovered a web of corruption throu...

Last week, President Obama made modern history by becoming the first sitting president since Calvin Coolidge to set foot on Cuban soil. Since the end of 2014 when Obama and his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, finalized negotiations to normalize relat...

The Cuban Thaw

Last week, President Obama made modern history by becoming the first sitting president since Calvin Coolidge to set foot on Cuban soil. Since the end of 2014 when Obama and his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, finalized negotiations to normalize relat...

On March 4, a cohort of armed men stood waiting on the road to Tumeremo, a small town in the Venezuelan state of Bolívar. Since early morning they searched those who were travelling the road, stopping those headed towards Atenas, a gold mine adjacen...

The Many Massacres of Venezuelan Guyana

On March 4, a cohort of armed men stood waiting on the road to Tumeremo, a small town in the Venezuelan state of Bolívar. Since early morning they searched those who were travelling the road, stopping those headed towards Atenas, a gold mine adjacen...