Latin America's Expanding Wealth Gap

By 2022, the top 1 percent in Latin America will have more wealth than the remaining 99 percent, and social policies are needed to reverse this trend. By Ailana Navarez.

Political Climate Shifting Against Oil and Gas Industry

On top of falling oil prices, oil and gas companies are now contending with political and financial winds blowing in the wrong direction for the industry. By Nick Cunningham.

Colombia's Glyphosate Ban: Security vs. Health

President Santos has taken another step toward breaking from the tactics of a failed war on drugs, and not everyone in Colombia is happy about this. By Ailana Navarez.

U.S. Aid for Central America Echoes Past Mistakes

Replicating Plan Colombia's failed approach, a U.S. aid program for Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador combines neoliberal economic reforms with military aid. By Quintijn Kat.

Mercosur and Pacific Alliance: Latin America Divided

Two regional blocs have formed in Latin America that have come to highlight an ideological schism between left-leaning and right-leaning governments. By Ailana Navarez.

Bolivia Wrestles Chile for Ocean Access

Bolivia lost its coastline in the War of the Pacific in the late 1800s, and ever since it has been battling Chile to regain the land and what lies beneath it. By Ailana Navarez.

Nicaragua: China's Canal in Latin America

Nicaragua is moving forward on an Atlantic-Pacific canal that would dwarf the Panama Canal in capacity, and China has plenty to gain by backing the project. By Ailana Navarez.

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