People take part in a march to demand the resignation of Honduras' President Juan Hernandez in Tegucigalpa June 26, 2015.

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Latin America’s Moment analyzes economic, political, and social issues and trends throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks before the start of a trilateral meeting with Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 27, 2017. Chris Wattie/Reuters

NAFTA's Biggest Challenge May Come After the Deal

Canadian, Mexican, and U.S. negotiators are cloistered in the Camino Real on the edge of Polanco in Mexico City, their sessions extending late in the night as they prepare for the arrival of ministers for the next round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Read More

February 27, 2018

Venezuela's Neighbors Can't Wait for Uncle Sam

Venezuela’s refugee crisis is metastasizing. According to the United Nations, 5,000 Venezuelans have fled to Curacao, 20,000 to Aruba, 30,000 to Brazil, 40,000 to Trinidad and Tobago, and more than 600,000 to Colombia.

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February 1, 2018

Mexico's Voters Have Bigger Problems Than Trump

United States institutions have led the charge against corruption and corporate malfeasance in Mexico. But they can’t replace a working homegrown legal system. For all the strides Mexico has made in structural reforms, economic growth will remain out of reach until the nation can enforce basic legal rules. You can't blame that on Donald Trump.

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December 26, 2017

Populism Looms Over Latin America's Election Year

In 2018, nearly two out of every three Latin Americans will head to the polls to elect new leaders, and the fight against corruption will be high on their agenda. The surge to throw the bums out could be a harbinger of cleaner politics. But a revival of the region’s tradition of populism could also threaten the nascent institutions and mechanisms that are Latin America’s best hope for a more honest tomorrow.

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