The Americas

Rafael Correa: The Ecuadorian Dream

Rafael Correa’s policies have left a legacy of newfound hope and faith in the effectiveness of the Ecuadorian government.

The Perils of Emigration from the Northern Triangle

Instead of Mexico, the countries of the Northern Triangle—Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador—now supply 85 percent of Latin American immigrants entering the United States.

The Fall of Liberalism?

Le Pen. Duterte. Brexit. Trump. It might be appropriate to dub 2016, the “year of populism,” as hundreds of millions of voters around the world have forcefully rejected the political institutions and policies that have been the backbone of 20th century liberalism and democracy. While the motivations and psychology of this global electorate will takes […]

Understanding Cuba’s Future

As The Eagles’ so aptly put in their song Hotel California, “some dance to remember, some dance to forget.” Fidel Castro’s long-awaited death has caused tears of sorrow in Havana, and tears of joy in Miami. Regardless of one’s opinion of the eccentric “El Lider Maximo” of Cuba, his death signifies a symbolic transitory period, […]

Holding It Together: The TPP’s Reception Abroad

The signatories of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have diverse interests that are bound together in the trade deal. But much rests on the United States.

Mexico’s Struggle for Equality

While the scene is brightening for Mexico’s L.G.B.T. population, the pro-equality policy movement—led by the president—must first reckon with a vocal opposition movement, headed by the Catholic Church.