Latin America's Moment Returns

By Will Freeman and Shannon K. O'Neil

"In Chile and Elsewhere," an Americas Quarterly article by Editor-in-chief Brian Winter was featured in The Council on Foreign Relations blog.

You might have noticed—Latin America’s Moment is back. 

Stop by for writing from Shannon O’Neil, vice president of Studies and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies, and Will Freeman, fellow for Latin America Studies. Occasionally, the blog will also feature guest writers. […]

“In Chile and Elsewhere, Crime Is the New Corruption” by Brian Winter in Americas Quarterly.

Organized crime and criminal violence seem to be spreading across Latin America in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, even reaching once-peaceful corners of the region like Ecuador, Chile, and Uruguay. Winter notes, “[i]f corruption was the big issue that turned Latin American politics upside down in the 2010s, violent crime may play the same role in the 2020s in many countries."…

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