Articles by: NACLA

July 21, 2010

NACLA denounces the State Department’s decision to deny a visa to Colombian TV journalist Hollman Morris. Morris was slated to receive the Samuel Chavkin Award for Integrity in Latin American Journalism, given by NACLA in recognition of his brave and uncompromising coverage of the armed conflict in Colombia. The visa denial appears to be intended to punish Morris for his reporting on the Colombian peace and human rights movement. With this, Washington has joined the Colombian government in tarring Morris as a “publicist for terrorism,” in the words of Colombian president Álvaro Uribe.

July 2, 2010

On January 12, 2010, for 30 seconds the earth shook and reduced Haiti—a nation already struggling with the historical weight of slavery, underdevelopment, imperialism, and intense internal divisions—to rubble. Haiti dominated the airwaves and cyberspace for weeks, bombarding world citizens with words and images at once contradictory, controversial, consuming, and ultimately confusing: The earthquake seemed to have as many meanings as people with access to a blog. In the newest edition of NACLA Report on the Americas (July/August 2010), we aim to sort out critical perspectives on the disaster. This means not only understanding the tectonic fault lines running beneath Haiti but also the deep economic, political, social, and historical cleavages within and surrounding the country.

May 4, 2010

Investigative journalist Hollman Morris will receive the 2010 Samuel Chavkin Prize for Integrity in Latin American Journalism in honor of his brave work exposing human rights abuses committed by paramilitaries and the Colombian state.

June 26, 2009
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April 21, 2009

The mainstream media erupted with stories about Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez publicly giving President Obama a Spanish-language copy of Eduardo Galeano's Open Veins of Latin America during the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad - but for all of the coverage, the media isn't telling the truth about this important book's message.

February 25, 2009