Home

May 20, 2021

Michael Bustamante's new book explores contested narratives of the Cuban Revolution, focusing on its first two decades in power.

May 19, 2021

Henry Ford’s 20th century rubber plantation and company town pioneered a model of destructive forest industrialization still in full force in Brazil’s Amazon.

May 18, 2021

Mass demonstrations in Colombia continue for the third straight week. After defeating the unpopular tax reform that sparked the movement, protesters push new demands.

May 13, 2021

The stories of two Guatemalan asylum seekers highlight the deep roots of forced migration from Central America and the U.S. role in the ongoing displacement.

May 12, 2021

The rules for rewriting the Pinochet-era Constitution set new standards in creating space for women, Indigenous peoples, and people with disabilities.

May 11, 2021

The government’s response to massive protests repeats old tropes of smearing the organizers as criminals. Labels like “urban terrorist” or “extreme vandals” aim to justify the excessive repression.

May 10, 2021

A young woman shares her story of suffering sexual violence at the hands of a riot police officer in Cali, one case in a broader misogynist problem.

May 8, 2021

In spite of intense repression, a wave of protests managed to bury President Iván Duque’s tax reform. The gulf between popular needs and establishment practices is more evident than ever.

May 7, 2021

On their first day in office, allies of President Nayib Bukele flexed their supermajority in the Legislative Assembly to replace officials in key state institutions, tightening the ruling party’s grip.

May 3, 2021

Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori face off in a polarized second round. Beyond the candidates, a national popular-rural bloc clamors to be heard.

Pages