November 30, 2016
Brazil’s new Minister of Agriculture, Blairo Maggi, struggled to respond to civil society challenges at COP22, as the country’s commitment to environmental rights deteriorates.
November 22, 2016
Bolivia’s brutal cooperative mining conflict reveals the growing contradictions and perils of extractivism, as the government and popular sectors struggle to control a dwindling mining surplus.
November 14, 2016
Beyond trying to fix the migrant detention regime with incremental reforms, migrant rights’ activists should demand the detention regime be scrapped all together.
October 26, 2016
The number of migrants in detention has risen exponentially in the past two decades, under both Republican and Democratic administrations.
September 21, 2016
The most comprehensive study on Mexican migration yet demonstrates how the past two plus decades of increasing border enforcement have led to the opposite of intended outcomes.
July 5, 2016
The shutdown of Bolivia’s state-run textile company calls into question the alliance between President Evo Morales and the Bolivian Workers Central at a crucial political and economic juncture.
May 24, 2016
Instead of a “surge” in deportations, the U.S. government should be paying off its imperial debt to Central America.
April 15, 2016
The surprising defeat of Evo Morales’s referendum bid to run for a fourth presidential term poses new challenges and opportunities for progressive forces in Bolivia.
February 9, 2016
Will Bolivians approve a constitutional amendment that would allow President Evo Morales to run for a fourth term?
December 24, 2015
Barcelona's anti-displacement activists are successfully challenging global banking and real estate interests, while building new political models that transcend recent Latin American experience.
December 10, 2015
Through technological fixes and greater collaboration, the U.S.-Mexico border prepares for a smoother interchange of goods, while becoming an even more dangerous barrier for everyday people.
October 29, 2015
The new film Our Brand is Crisis doesn’t tell us how a president who authorized the massacre of indigenous Bolivians has lived with impunity in the U.S. for 12 years.
September 3, 2015
The government’s recent attack on four research NGOs highlights the need for continuing debate around Bolivia’s extractivist development model.
August 13, 2015
In addition to reducing violence, the renewed ceasefire between FARC and the Colombian government will likely diminish environmental destruction.
July 26, 2015
Defendant Steve Johnston's moving court testimony details the immigration policy's disastrous human toll.
July 8, 2015
President Evo Morales and Bolivia’s social movements look to Pope Francis’s historic visit to advance their political agendas.
June 15, 2015
Bolivian President Evo Morales escalates the stakes in the debate over extractivism as an anti-poverty strategy.
May 27, 2015
Contrasting with UN negotiations on climate change, debates about climate justice at the People’s Summit demanded a departure from the neoliberal economic model.
April 23, 2015
By legitimizing exclusionary border policing regimes in the U.S. and EU, groups like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International contribute to ongoing humanitarian crises
April 17, 2015
Setbacks for the ruling MAS party in Bolivia’s subnational elections show that voters want more local democracy and accountability, without necessarily rejecting the MAS political project.
March 28, 2015
The strategy of “defeating” the political right by incorporating elite sectors into Bolivia's ruling MAS party will be put to the test in Evo Morales’s third term.
March 9, 2015
March 3, 2015
A new Chilean law bans profits, tuition, and selective admissions in private primary and secondary schools that receive state subsidies--but students say much more is needed to dismantle the most commodified education system in the world.
December 29, 2014
The hard questions of the Obam-apertura.
December 26, 2014
How a spectacular urban cable car system and a new municipal bus program are revolutionizing mass transit in La Paz and El Alto, with the help of some political competition.