Mac Margolis

The Comeback Queen

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has deftly used domestic and international crises to turn her declining popularity around.

A Peace Plan With Peril

In Colombia, the president lost his popularity after he sought to end a 50-year insurgency.

Brazil's Celebrity Priest

Father Marcelo Rossi has a No. 1 bestseller, legions of followers, and an unusual style of Catholicism.

Drying Up

Where's the toilet paper in Venezuela?

The Queen of the Cowboys

As one of Brazil's biggest landowners, Kátia Abreu rides a horse to work and never shuns a fight.

Maids and Masters

No one has more domestic servants than the Brazilians. But a new law is designed to move those downstairs upward.

A Holy Book

A pope and a rabbi begin a conversation ...

Showbiz Showdown

A war of words between their president and their 
biggest screen idol has mesmerized Argentines.

The Brazilian Decade

From the catwalk to the campaign trail, this stylish, self-confident nation of 197 million will shape Latin America in 2013 and beyond.

Selling a Socialist

He's known as the James Carville of Latin America. But can he help Hugo Chávez?

Griselda Blanco

Frumpy and short, with a double-barreled chin, she could have passed for the grandmother next door. But no one called Griselda Blanco a golden-ager. The 69-year-old Colombian made her name notching up felonies from drugrunning to multiple murders.

Lula Returns

Brazil's favorite son is cancer-free. But will he run for office?

Remembering Carlos Fuentes

The passionate novelist was Latin America's literary father. But Mac Margolis says his footprint stretches far beyond literature.

A Henchman Comes Clean

In the chilly 'Memories of a Dirty War', Cláudio Guerra recalls his days in Brazil's military dictatorship. By Mac Margolis.

Bolaño's Literary Ghost

Even 'The Secret of Evil,' a posthumous collection of essays and short stories by the great Chilean writer, haunts the field. By Mac Margolis.

Argentina's Teflon Lady

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is set to sweep the polls for four more years as president.

Hard-Left Heartthrob

Chile's youthful revolutionary leader is rattling a nation—and a continent—as she champions education reform.