Latin America

Bolsonaro’s Crimes Against Humanity

High hopes for a Senate inquiry into Brazil’s disastrous handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a terrible toll on Brazil. In April, the country suffered the highest number of deaths of any nation on earth, with 13% of the world’s Covid-19 fatalities. The virus has killed 1 in every 400 Brazilians, but many experts believe the true death toll may be even higher. According to
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Novel Political Leaders: A Lie in Disguise

A lesson from Medellín, Colombia

Young political candidates seem to have a flair to them. They resonate with the young. They represent change and bring a fresh twist to a rather dull, bureaucratic, and traditional institution like government. One place where this breed of politicians has proven its effectiveness is Latin America. Daniel Quintero, today’s mayor of Medellín, Colombia’s second-biggest
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Cuba Sin Castro

The end of communism in the Americas?

For the first time in over sixty years, a member of the Castro family will not be leading Cuba. At the end of another five-year term as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, Raúl Castro, who took the reins from his older brother Fidel in 2008, is finally taking a back seat. His
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Brazil at War: The Return of Lula

Introduction On March 8th, a new development sent shockwaves throughout the entire landscape of Brazilian politics. Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva had his convictions for corruption and money laundering from 2017 overturned, leaving him, at least temporarily, as one of the leading contenders in the 2022 election, and current President Jair Bolsonaro’s most
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