LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY

The Astrologer Who Shaped an Argentine Dictatorship

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

Morales May Want to Follow This Bolivian Leader's Path

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

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.

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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Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

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.

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.

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.

Simón Bolívar Made Exactly the Same Mistakes Maduro Is Making

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

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.

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 Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

The Sometimes Apocryphal Sins of Bolivia's Worst President

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

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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