Daniel Hellinger
June 24, 2015

With a narrow focus on the left’s recent experiences, these collected essays successfully contextualize the issues confronting the movements, parties, and governments of Latin America’s radical left.

Nikki Drake
June 19, 2015

As the Colombian peace talks proceed, some communities have attempted to move closer to resolving the country’s decades-old violence by maintaining an active and credible distance from all major parties of the conflict.

Susanne Jonas
June 18, 2015

Eduardo Galeano had a unique ability to inspire, to comfort, or to enrage us against the power elites—or, alternatively, to make us smile, sometimes to laugh out loud, or to shake our heads in disbelief.

Emily Achtenberg
Rebel Currents
June 15, 2015

Bolivian President Evo Morales escalates the stakes in the debate over extractivism as an anti-poverty strategy.

Teresa A. Velásquez
June 1, 2015

Efforts to secure water rights and resist extractivism united campesino and indigenous organizers.

Kari Lydersen and Adriana Cardona-Maguigad
May 29, 2015

Lacking employment alternatives with livable wages, many Colombians continue to labor in informal mines despite the well-known risks. 

Orion Cruz
Contested Natures
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.

Nicholas Copeland
May 19, 2015

Securing the “rule of law” and purging corrupt politicians will not suffice—only structural transformation (i.e. redistribution) will address the roots of Guatemala’s democratic malaise.

Jorge Derpic
May 14, 2015

Farthing and Kohl's analysis highlights the successes, challenges, and contradictions of Evo Morales' presidency.

Angeles Rodríguez-Domínguez
May 7, 2015

What is behind the controversy in El Salvador's recent elections?