US Expands Influence in the Brazilian Amazon During Pandemic
The U.S. government and private sector have contributed to fighting the coronavirus in the Amazon. Their intentions for the region concern local advocates.
Pandemic Intensifies Women’s Struggle for Water in Oaxaca, Mexico
In Oaxaca’s Mixe region, the community of Ayutla has been without potable tap water for three years.
Behind the COVID-19 Numbers in Haiti
The COVID-19 figures in Haiti don’t reflect the reality on the ground.
Inside Paraguay’s Coronavirus Shelters
Overcrowding, poor sanitation, inadequate medical attention, and delays in testing prime Paraguay’s quarantine shelters to spread the virus, rather than contain it.
In Argentina, the Next Generation Finds Its Voice
Ofelia Fernández is the youngest lawmaker in Latin America. Despite online hate, she’s leading the youth movement for the political rights of women.
Coronavirus and the Colombian Countryside
Coronavirus has changed economic relations in rural Colombia, pushing campesinos to question extractive economies and offering an alternative model of production.
In the age of COVID-19, anything other than ending deportations is a high-risk, potentially disastrous move.
Peru Dissolves Its Congress, Setting up a Fight for the Political Future
The new congressional scenario has brought Peruvians the great responsibility of setting the path of democracy for its political class.
Puerto Rican People’s Assemblies Shift From Protest to Proposal
Following the resignation of Gov. Rosselló, a series of people’s assemblies have emerged throughout Puerto Rico to keep the conversation —and the popular movement— going.
Guatemalan Democracy in Crisis as Elections Approach
On June 16, the country will go to the polls to elect a successor to former comedian Jimmy Morales, who rode a wave of anti-corruption protests to office as an outsider candidate in 2015.
In Chile, Case of Two Professors Facing Discrimination for Speaking Out on #MeToo Causes Stir in Academia
Once Dr. Karina Bravo began to speak out about the workplace harassment that she was experiencing, the respect and accolades quickly began to wane.
In Colombia, Civil Society Fights for Peace
Across cities and rural areas, Indigenous, Afro-Colombian, and peasant communities are leading the resistance against the state’s dismantling of Colombia’s 2016 Peace Accords under President Iván Duque.
BIRDS OF PASSAGE Film Review: Indigenous Communities Rewrite the Drug War
Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s epic film tells the 1970s history of Colombia’s marijuana drug trade as it has never been told before: from an Indigenous Wayuu perspective.