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    Bickering North Americans win the right to host football’s World Cup

    WALL building, tariff wars and Twitter-borne insults set the tone for the United States’ relations with Mexico and Canada these days. But, like a bickering family in a photo studio,…

    How a strike by lorry drivers will shape Brazil’s elections

    A SEMBLANCE of normality returned to São Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city, after a ten-day strike by lorry drivers that had paralysed traffic, shut down petrol stations and emptied grocery-store shelves.…

    The Colombian guerrillas who won’t give up their guns

    JUAN MANUEL SANTOS chose his words carefully after signing a peace deal with Colombia’s FARC guerrillas in 2016, officially ending a 50-year-long conflict. “Today marks the beginning of the end…

    Guatemala votes to demand 53% of its neighbour’s territory

    IT SOUNDS like an outrageous act of provocation. In a referendum on April 15th, Guatemalan voters chose to file a claim at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) demanding sovereignty…

    Brazil’s election is now up for grabs

    VILA JOANINHA, on the edge of Diadema, a suburb of São Paulo, is the kind of gritty neighbourhood that voted for the Workers’ Party (PT) of Luiz Inácio Lula da…

    Chile gives immigrants a wary welcome

    Mixed messagesMARIANGELA’s eyes fill with tears as she talks about her parents in Venezuela. A pre-school teacher, she arrived in Chile three months ago with her husband and two children.…

    The unexpected victory of Carlos Alvarado

    ON EASTER Sunday the streets of San José erupted with revelry and relief. A long and bitter presidential election campaign had pitted a fiercely fundamentalist former gospel singer against a…

    Brazil’s Lula and government by judges

    BRAZIL’S supreme court was damned whatever it did. On April 4th, after 11 hours of debate, it rejected by six votes to five a plea by lawyers for Luiz Inácio…

    Trump Made the Right Call on Religious Freedom

    The power and prestige of American statecraft cannot eliminate religious persecution, but when wielded effectively it can make a meaningful difference. Foreign Policy…

    Top 10 Signs of Creeping Authoritarianism, Revisited

    Is the president looking more like a dictator after six months in the White House? Foreign Policy…

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