The Americas


The Video that Set a Country Aflame

Brazil faces a sexual assault epidemic that is driven by a culture that objectifies women and normalizes rape.


In the Shadow of Chavismo

Rather than addressing an economy in free fall, the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro is focused on quelling discontent.


Colombia’s Uncertain Future in the Wake of the Peace Referendum

After over 50 years of conflict and 4 years of negotiations, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and FARC commander Rodrigo Londoño signed a historic peace agreement last week, seeking to end the internal conflict that has shaped Colombian society and politics since the 1960s. Peace for the country seemed within reach until Sunday night, when, […]


Dilma’s Demise and Her Party’s Perils

Rousseff’s downfall spells trouble for the Worker’s Party in upcoming elections.


In Search of Transparency: A Collaborative Effort Against Corruption in Honduras

Honduras’ special MACCIH commission was created to root out corruption at all levels of government. It remains to be seen if it will live up to its promise.


Beneath the Ink: A Deeper Look at Gang Violence in El Salvador

An examination of the historical roots of El Salvador’s prolific gang violence and the policy challenges that accompany it