Latin America

Venezuelan Refugees Face Growing Hostility in Chile

Chile’s Anti-Migrant Backlash

As economic crisis and political instability continue to wrack Venezuela, its languishing bureaucracy is failing the more than 7 million migrants and refugees who have fled the near-failing state — causing ripple effects in host countries like Chile.

In Latin America, Backers of Leftist Dictatorships Look the Other Way

The Colonial Left in Latin America

There is a sector of the Western left eternally enamored of flags, slogans and ceaseless homages to dead leaders that is every bit as illiberal as the caustic right and whose support seems to have less to do with any kind of coherent humanitarian policy outlook and more to do with facile anti-Americanism and an impulse for dictator worship, as if defending the abusive practices of security forces in Venezuela is better than defending them in Colombia, or defending the extractive policies of a left-wing government in Bolivia is somehow more appropriate than defending the same policies when done by the right-wing government of Brazil.