LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY

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The Astrologer Who Shaped an Argentine Dictatorship

Powerful adviser José López Rega molded the Perón government in the 1970s.
News + Politics

Morales May Want to Follow This Bolivian Leader's Path

Víctor Paz Estenssoro fought for indigenous rights (and made many comebacks) long before Morales.
Around the World

Latin America's New Anti-Abortion Battle Line: Fetus Adoption Over Abortion

As the region slowly becomes more accepting of abortion, anti-abortion groups offer radical alternatives.
True Stories

How Peruvian Rebels Crashed an Embassy Party in a Big Way

This hostage crisis would make the reputation of Peru’s most controversial former president.
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The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.
True Stories

When They Tortured Me

The worst you’d expect for speaking out as a student might be a reprimand, not being imprisoned and beaten for years.
Around the World

Why Peru Wants You to Avoid Machu Picchu

Amid growing concerns about overcrowding, the Peruvian tourism industry is now luring visitors to other stunning trails and historic venues.
True Stories

When an Establishment Lawyer Stood Up for Chile's Extreme Left

Eugenio Velasco defended Marxists at a time when it was extremely dangerous to do so.
True Stories

Simón Bolívar Made Exactly the Same Mistakes Maduro Is Making

Venezuela’s president and his opposition draw inspiration from this legendary Latin American leader.
True Stories

Venezuela's Downfall Isn't About Socialism — It's About Oil

Thirty-year-old lessons of the massive Caracazo protest can point to Venezuela’s real policy failure.
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The United States of … Central America?

In the 19th century, one Honduran politician managed to form a massive coalition of states — but he couldn’t hold it together.
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The Sometimes Apocryphal Sins of Bolivia's Worst President

Mariano Melgarejo loved four things: sex, booze, gambling and having it all.
News + Politics

How the World's Most Murderous Country Halved Its Killings in Five Years

Other nations could learn from Honduras, but there may be a catch.

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