Latin America

Brazil Hosts Latin America’s Largest Gun Fair

Foreign gunmakers have looked forward to the opening of the Brazilian gun market with the favorable presidency of Jair Bolsonaro.

  • Apr 4, 2019
  • 12:17 pm

Oil’s Corrosive Impact on Democracy Is the True Socialist Gateway Drug

The bogeyman of Venezuelan “socialism” has had repercussions throughout the Americas.

  • Apr 4, 2019
  • 10:58 am

Colombian Police Attack Indigenous Protesters, at Least 1 Dead

The confrontation set a tense environment for talks which finally took place in the afternoon.

  • Apr 3, 2019
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Mexican War on Drugs Has, in Places, Decreased Life Expectancy

In Mexico, life expectancy increased for more than six decades, but as we found in our new research, this rate slowed down between 2005 and 2015, and in some states even reversed.

  • Apr 3, 2019
  • 9:35 am

Maduro Announces Plan to Ration Energy Amid Blackouts

The oil-rich country has suffered continuous energy shortages affecting the entire country after a massive blackout on March 7.

  • Apr 2, 2019
  • 2:09 pm

Trump Administration Vows to Cut Aid to Northern Triangle Countries

The countries would lose over $500 million in foreign assistance for fiscal year 2018 and the remaining of 2017.

  • Apr 1, 2019
  • 2:19 pm

Students and Educators Across Dominican Republic Are Rocking Their Natural Hair Today to Protest Discrimination

Women and girls are also posting images online to show their black pride.

  • Apr 1, 2019
  • 1:36 pm

Central American (In)Visibility: A Poem

Zero tolerance policies/Combined with white supremacy

  • Apr 1, 2019
  • 9:47 am

Mexico’s Women’s Movement Confronts Gender Violence as Thousands Post #MeToo

A new Latin America News Dispatch podcast episode.

  • Apr 1, 2019
  • 8:02 am

Maduro Administration Bans Juan Guaidó from Public Office for 15 Years

U.S. State Department spokesperson Robert Palladino called the ban “ridiculous.”

  • Mar 29, 2019
  • 1:10 pm

‘Todos Somos Martha’: Ecuadorians Protest Gender Violence, Femicide and Xenophobia

There are now approximately 600 registered femicides in Ecuador since January 1, 2014.

  • Mar 28, 2019
  • 3:54 pm

Peruvian Officials Negotiate to End 51-Day Mining Town Strike

Protests intensified after three community leaders were arrested last week for allegedly extorting MMG, a Chinese state-owned mining company.

  • Mar 28, 2019
  • 12:10 pm

Bolsonaro to Commemorate 20-Year Military Dictatorship

Bolsonaro has long supported Brazil’s military history, denying the military coup of 1964 and appointing several ex-generals to government positions.

  • Mar 27, 2019
  • 12:42 pm

The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Education Released Video Celebrating Natural Hair, Hours Later Woman Behind It Was Fired

Much like the roots of antiblackness in the country itself, the people in power seem to stop at no cost to maintain white supremacy.

  • Mar 26, 2019
  • 2:48 pm

AMLO Asks Spain to Formally Apologize for the American Conquest

AMLO also announced his intention of establishing 2021 as the year of reconciliation for the two countries.

  • Mar 26, 2019
  • 11:46 am

How Mexican Advertising Featuring Rich White People Perpetuates Racism and Classism

My recently published research examines how this aspirational advertising demonstrates racial and social inequalities in Mexico, and reinforces colonial thinking in the country.

  • Mar 26, 2019
  • 9:19 am

The Promise and Peril of the Dominican Baseball Pipeline

Enmeshed in a system that encourages them to specialize in baseball at an early age, Dominican players are left with little to fall back on when baseball doesn’t pan out.

  • Mar 25, 2019
  • 2:07 pm

Brazilians Evacuate Minas Gerais Over Fear of Dam Collapse

Four hundred and forty-two people were previously evacuated from within a 10-kilometer radius of the dam in February.

  • Mar 25, 2019
  • 12:54 pm

Chula

Latino Rebels Radio: March 24, 2019

  • Mar 24, 2019
  • 3:43 pm

The Underground Hair Market

FROM LATINO USA: Women are now traveling to the Colombia-Venezuela border to sell their hair to Colombian salons.

  • Mar 22, 2019
  • 4:37 pm