Regions / Latin America & Caribbean
A proposed canal in Nicaragua would rival Panama's as a link between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. But indigenous and environmentalist protesters are crying foul.
Latin America's transition out of dictatorship hinged on two words the U.S. would be wise to heed: "Never again."
Western-style democracies — not the dictatorships they replaced — have allowed deeply undemocratic economic systems to flourish. So what's to be done?
Instead of ranking countries by their "business friendliness," the World Bank should rank corporations according to their social responsibility.
Graduating from protesters to politicians, Chile's student leaders achieved the legislative wins that have eluded their Occupy counterparts.
The developed world has pledged $9.5 billion to help fight climate change. But it's going to take hundreds of billions more.
Warnings about the human and environmental costs of “free trade” went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.
Instead of encouraging Cuban doctors to defect, the United States should be working with them to stop the spread of Ebola.
The Obama administration is making it harder for Central Americans to get refugee status.
Refugees come from as far away as East Africa to try their luck at crossing the Rio Grande.