October 23, 2014
Without sufficient regulation, drug legalization in the Caribbean could end up benefitting international business interests, and hurting those who depend on the informal cannabis economy to survive.
October 22, 2014
Despite Chile’s potential to shift to renewable energy sources, Michelle Bachelet has adopted the same energy strategy as her conservative predecessor.
September 29, 2014
Bolivian president Evo Morales is expected to win the October 12 national elections by a landslide. But will Morales and the MAS party that emerges from the electoral process have the political will to deepen Bolivia's "process of change?"
September 23, 2014
As immigration enforcement and local police continue to merge, bureaucracy has become a crutch on which the U.S. immigration policing apparatus leans.
September 4, 2014
As Bolivia’s election campaign moves into full swing ahead of the scheduled October 12 vote, President Evo Morales’s controversial plan to build a highway through the TIPNIS indigenous territory and national park has resurfaced.
August 25, 2014
The present "crisis" stems from the way our economy depends on separating parents from their children in order to exploit their cheap labor—and then our horror or dismay when they want to be reunited.
August 6, 2014
Billions of dollars go from U.S. taxpayers to the U.S. border immigration enforcement regime and Israeli Defense Forces, while children are dehumanized with the same cold efficiency that deports, or even kills them.
July 25, 2014
In recent months, Bolivia has witnessed dramatic rebellions by rank-and-file military and police officers. Are these mobilizations a threat to the goverment of President Evo Morales, or an example of pragmatic protest politics at work during an election year?
July 14, 2014
Watered down telecoms reforms represent a victory for big business in Mexico.
July 8, 2014
The rise in unauthorized border crossings by Central American migrants demonstrates how U.S. immigration control and foreign policy in Latin America combine to produce violent results.
July 2, 2014
Through alternative media, activists and artists demand justice for the victims of the Bagua Massacre.
June 19, 2014
The Department of Homeland Security has deported thousands of U.S. military veterans in recent years, giving new meaning to the militarization of the country's borders.
May 30, 2014
Valparaíso civil society responded to April's massive fires with community-led relief and reconstruction initiatives. Can an urban catastrophe become an opportunity for progressive grassroots change?
May 23, 2014
Participants at this week’s Jamaica Cannabis Conference are doing more than just blowing smoke—they are discussing the upcoming stages of a long-overdue and vital transformation of the Caribbean’s regional economy.
May 14, 2014
Colombian Army blocks the road, uproots fruit trees, and poisons streams in an effort to displace communities. An Army slogan is “Yes, there are Heroes in Colombia”—is poisoning wells ever heroic?
May 9, 2014
The conflict over Bolivia's new mining law offers a window into the complexity and contradictions of the country's mining sector, as they play out during the run-up to October’s presidential election.
May 7, 2014
The new Commission of Inquiry (COI), which began in Guyana on April 28, will provide a chance for the PNC government to finally set the historical record straight regarding the assassination of Walter Rodney.
May 5, 2014
Expectations are looming over the Sixth Regional Conference of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association for Latin America and the Caribbean (ILGALAC), which will take place in Cuba from May 6 to 10, 2014.
April 25, 2014
El Chapo's arrest may be hailed as a victory for the war on drugs, but the real players continue to operate with impunity behind the scenes. U.S. banks' money laundering helps finance the drug trade.
April 22, 2014
Mexicans make up the highest number of underpaid workers in the world’s most powerful economy. Much of the story of Mexican migrants in the United States can be seen as a criminalization of poverty.
April 17, 2014
In a setback for local democracy, political rights, and the struggle for a sustainable, inclusive city, President Santos ratified the dismissal of leftist Bogotá mayor Gustavo Petro, defying a ruling by the IACHR.
April 16, 2014
A judge rules seven years later on a case of the Colombian State against trade unionists. In the middle of an election race, President Santos will have to publicly apologize for crimes his main rival committed.
April 10, 2014
Violence in Mexico is the result of a climate of impunity in which violent crime goes largely unpunished.
March 31, 2014
Bolivia's Amazonian region is experiencing the most disastrous flooding of the past 100 years. Two Brazilian mega-dams on the Bolivian border may be contributing significantly to this tragedy.
March 29, 2014
On the anniversary of Argentina's 1976 coup d’état, HIJOS founding member Camilo Juárez describes his organization's continued work to bring justice to the victims of the seven-year military dictatorship.