A new wave of extractivism from the Global South is the hidden side of the energy transitions in the North.
Building a Post-Extractivist Future for Latin America
The region faces a choice between top-down “Green growth” and bottom-up efforts to transform economies.
The End of Dissent
Foreign agent laws in Russia, El Salvador, and elsewhere threaten the entire international edifice of laws and institutions that support the right to dissent.
Gitmo’s Shameful Twentieth Anniversary
It is time for President Biden to turn the page once and for all on this sordid chapter in our nation’s history.
A Few Magnificent Things That Happened in 2021
Feeling bleak? Well, 2021 wasn’t all bad — here are a few astounding things ordinary people won at home and abroad.
Democratic Progress in Honduras, Setbacks in El Salvador
The last decade saw democratization in El Salvador and brutal repression in Honduras. Suddenly, those trends appear to have reversed.
Ending Latin America’s Sewage Decade
The victory of Xiomara Castro in Honduras is a sign that region is ready to exit its lost decade.
Chile at the Crossroads: Between Reform and Reaction
After finally destroying the last vestiges of Pinochet, is Chile about to elect a right-wing populist to its highest office?
Missing from the Climate Talks: Corporate Powers to Sue Governments That Limit Pollution
Allowing extractive industries to file expensive lawsuits over environmental regulations could undermine whatever agreements might be reached at COP26 in Glasgow.
Latin America Should Withdraw from the World Bank’s Harsh Trade Court
A secretive World Bank tribunal lets multinational corporations sue governments over basic regulations. Mexico should lead a Latin American exodus.