September 3, 2015
The government’s recent attack on four research NGOs highlights the need for continuing debate around Bolivia’s extractivist development model.
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.
December 6, 2014
Translating is a dangerous act of resistance, and Juan knew that danger all too well, but never stopped striving to avoid losing anything in that translation.
December 4, 2014
Development that depends on “water grabbing” threatens Latin America’s ability to conserve wetland-based communities and ecosystems.
December 1, 2014
The United States is enforcing its economic borders over its geographic ones.
November 3, 2014
Despite the trauma of family separation, current immigration policy leaves out parents whose children can legally stay in the United States.
October 30, 2014
A report from Bolivia's highland provincial capital of Achacachi, on the elections and the continuing contradictions of Bolivia’s “process of change.”
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?