Feeling bleak? Well, 2021 wasn’t all bad — here are a few astounding things ordinary people won at home and abroad.
The last decade saw democratization in El Salvador and brutal repression in Honduras. Suddenly, those trends appear to have reversed.
The victory of Xiomara Castro in Honduras is a sign that region is ready to exit its lost decade.
After finally destroying the last vestiges of Pinochet, is Chile about to elect a right-wing populist to its highest office?
Allowing extractive industries to file expensive lawsuits over environmental regulations could undermine whatever agreements might be reached at COP26 in Glasgow.
A secretive World Bank tribunal lets multinational corporations sue governments over basic regulations. Mexico should lead a Latin American exodus.
Many would-be migrants, like the Garifuna, would love nothing more than to stay in our homes. It’s Washington that’s making it difficult.
Migrants are hit long before they migrate, before they reach the border, and often long after they cross it.
This problem of rogue actors has long bedeviled the United Nations. But the rise of right-wing populists who insist on their sovereign right to do whatever they please poses an additional challenge to the international community.
This is the Year for the Elimination of Child Labor. What can democracies do to make this a reality?