The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1966 to examine and critique U.S. imperialism and political, economic, and military intervention in the Western hemisphere. In an evolving political and media landscape, we continue to work toward a world in which the nations and peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean are free from oppression, injustice, and economic and political subordination.

For more than 50 years, NACLA has been a leading source of English-language research and analysis on Latin America and the Caribbean. Our mission has always been to publish historically and politically informed research and analysis on the region and its complex and changing relationships with the United States. We use the NACLA Report on the Americas, our web platform nacla.org, as well as public events and programming as tools for education, advocacy, dialogue, and solidarity. Our work aims to assist readers in interpreting the most pressing issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, and their connections with U.S. policy, to help further movement struggles throughout the hemisphere.

Our mission is guided by our organizational values. NACLA offers a forum for debate among a range of voices and perspectives on the Left. As we enter our sixth decade, we maintain an editorial focus on issues related to political economy, race and indigeneity, gender/sexuality, and climate and the environment. NACLA also provides a platform for voices from the region, and has made a commitment to emphasize Black, Indigenous, Latinx, LGBTQI+, and feminist perspectives.

For more about NACLA and our work, read our history.


NACLA is an independent nonprofit organization. We subscribe to standards of editorial independence outlined by the Institute for Nonprofit News:

  • Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.
  • We accept gifts and grants from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.
  • Our organization may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.
  • We will accept anonymous donations for general support only if it is clear that sufficient safeguards have been put into place that the expenditure of that donation is made independently by our organization.

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NACLA has been housed at New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) since 2012. The partnership builds on shared commitments to cultivating research and scholarship on Latin America and the Caribbean and engaging wider communities with information and resources on the region. NACLA remains editorially independent.

The quarterly NACLA Report on the Americas is published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. This partnership, beginning in 2016, enabled NACLA to remain in print at a time when it otherwise faced the difficult decision of discontinuing magazine publishing.