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How Argentina's economy crumbled

Jun 2, 2023
The nation’s economic crisis, marked by unhinged inflation, has been developing for at least a decade, says economist Monica de Bolle.
Argentina's inflation crisis has its roots in the country's history of economic mismanagement, economist Monica de Bolle says.
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Remittances to some Latin American countries are booming

Sep 2, 2020
Latinx migrants tend to work in essential jobs. And their families back home could really use the support.
A woman counts cash outside a U.S. remittance collection agency in El Salvador. Remittances to that nation and others in the region declined sharply, then rebounded.
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From metalhead to Latin music mogul

Dec 10, 2019
Criteria Entertainment CEO Diana Rodriguez learned the music business in Colombia before becoming the first woman to head a U.S Latin label.
Courtesy of Criteria Entertainment

Chile's inequality challenge

Nov 22, 2019
The gap between the rich and poor is one of the widest in the developed world.
Felipe Hurtado in Santiago, Chile (Courtesy Felipe Hurtado)

Amid tensions with the U.S., Latin American leaders meet in Peru

Apr 13, 2018
The eighth Summit of the Americas gets underway today in Lima, Peru. More than 30 leaders from Latin America will be there. But not President Trump; Vice President Mike Pence will attend instead. So what might be accomplished at the summit, and how are Latin American leaders feeling about the United States right now? Click […]

Colombia's fragile peace effort is expensive and challenging

May 17, 2017
The deal between the government and guerrillas is expensive and challenging.
This guerrilla lost his arm during the conflict in Colombia. He is painting an image that marks 53 years since the formation of the FARC, the Spanish acronym for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Lorne Matalon

What made Brazil’s economy bust?

Mar 21, 2016
Brazilians recently called for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.
A vendor stands in front of the new gondola which travels to the top of the Providencia community, or favela, on September 23, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
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Venezuela's opposition party gains power

Dec 7, 2015
The opposition party is now the majority in Venezuela.

Salsa helps drive Latin music higher

Sep 8, 2014
Salsa, an infectious tropical dance, is gaining followers in the U.S. and abroad.

Mexico makes more cars than Brazil. Yes, it's a race.

Jul 8, 2014
Mexico is set to overtake Brazil as Latin America’s biggest auto producer.