Daniel Raisbeck is a policy analyst on Latin America at the Cato Institute. He ran for mayor of Bogota, Colombia, in 2015 as an independent libertarian.
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The question now is whether Bolsonaro’s coalition can remain in place once the man himself is out of power.
The 54,000-word draft document is a feeding frenzy of political interests looking to codify special rights and privileges.
Voters will hopefully come to their senses and reject a radical, left-wing constitution.
Colombia Could Have Had a Coke-Legalizing, TikTok-Famous President. They Elected a Socialist Instead.
President-elect Gustavo Petro could easily take Colombia in an illiberal direction.
Habitual debt busts are one Latin American export that is better left on the dock.
Election winner Pedro Castillo plans to end the country’s successful free market reforms.
The rent-seekers' rebellion has achieved little beyond dispelling the Marxist notion of class struggle.
More Puerto Ricans live in the 50 states than on the island, and it’s not hard to see why.
Ignore the hype: Latin American immigration is (still) the city’s greatest strength.
Costly mistakes have allowed socialism to rise again in the 21st century.
Will Ecuador make the same mistake Venezuela already suffered through with dedollarization?
An overreliance on identity politics may drive these voters away from the Democratic Party.
Spain's progressive tax offensive vs. Madrid's rebel government
If the Latino vote is to determine America’s future, it might help both parties to look southward and attempt to understand the people they want to sway on their own terms.
New hope for free market reform in Latin America.
Venezuelan Migrants Are Returning Home, Forced to Choose Between Ruinous Socialism and Colombia's Pandemic Authoritarianism
Despite economic ruin in their native country, Venezuelans have no reason to stay in increasingly locked-down Colombia.