Gabriel Cohen


Chile’s Big Step Forward

The end of 2021 has seen several shifts in the Latin American political landscape. In November alone, the Peronists took a bruising defeat in the Argentine midterms, and the socialist former first lady of Honduras became the Central American country’s first female president. However, there has been no bigger story than that of the Chilean […]

An Evolution of Vaccine Diplomacy

“Thanks, Uncle Sam,” a friend of mine in Asunción remarked – perhaps sarcastically – when declaring that she had received the first dose of her vaccination regimen in July. This vaccine, one of a million Pfizer doses donated by the United States to Paraguay a few weeks earlier, was a welcome development for a country […]

The (Further) Fracturing of the Latin American Left

The Organization of American States (OAS) voted on June 15th on a resolution to condemn the recent rise in the arrests and harassment of opposition candidates in Nicaragua by the government. The supranational body’s permanent council met and passed, by a vote of 27-3, the resolution, unequivocally condemning the detention of opposition candidates by the […]

Latin America’s populists need to adapt to a return to normalcy

With former Vice President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 United States presidential election, world leaders from across each and every continent have heaved a sigh of relief, calling in congratulations to the president-elect with the hopes that the next few years will spare them the late-night Twitter meltdowns, the vague geopolitical threats, and the […]