Regions / Latin America & Caribbean
With his preference for diplomacy over militarism, we must neither be naïve about Barack Obama's limitations nor cynical about his potential.
Evo Morales and his supporters have a plan to reform Bolivia, explains Laura Carlsen, and they'll stare down vested interests, international bankers, and even Washington if necessary.
The charismatic populist's positions on many domestic policy issues may warrant progressives' support, but his foreign policy record is decidedly mixed.
The Catholic Church in Latin America is no longer the only game in town.
As Latin America's leftward political shift grows deeper roots, U.S. influence over the region is declining.
E. Ethelbert Miller talks with Edwidge Danticat about her new memoir, U.S. immigration law, and U.S.-Haitian relations.
Patrick Quirk explains the "friendship" of people who are seemingly worlds away: The Landless Workers Movement (MST) in Brazil and their friends here in United States - the Friends of the MST.
The United States' ill-conceived war on drugs has failed at home and failed in Colombia. As columnist Laura Carlsen explains, Mexico is up next.
Colombia is full of drugs, guns, and human rights violations. Why is the United States still giving it military aid?
Rep. Jim Moran thinks that Guantanamo is a blot on the U.S. reputation and should be closed down. He talks with Michael Shank on the implications of closure.