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July 4, 2018

After an election with 3,400 positions in contest, Mexico stands poised for profound changes under the leadership of president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

 

July 3, 2018

It took Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) 12 years to become president-elect of Mexico, making history for Mexico’s Left as his party’s coalition also achieves a legislative majority. But the struggle has only just begun.

Border Wars
July 2, 2018

The Guantánamo Bay Detention Facility set the stage institutionally and legally for Trump’s family separation policies on the U.S.-Mexico border. 

June 29, 2018

Right-wing Uribe protégé Iván Duque is the next president of Colombia. But not all is lost: The Colombian Left had its most impressive turn-out in history.

June 28, 2018
The June 3 Fuego Volcano eruption in Guatemala caused widespread damage, wiping an entire village off the map. A lack of political accountability has left hundreds dead and injured, as affected communities scramble to recover.
June 26, 2018

German guns have been traced to the disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa students on September 26, 2014. Now the company that exported them may actually be held accountable.

June 21, 2018

In the course of less than a month, seven campesino-Indigenous activists were murdered. What explains the onslaught?

Border Wars
June 19, 2018

Trump’s new zero-tolerance immigration policy, which separates parents from their children, is a cruel strategy to curb the flow of immigrants and asylum-seekers arriving in the United States. Here’s why it’s bound to fail.

June 18, 2018

USAID has funded the Cerrejón Foundation, the charitable arm of the Cerrejón mine in Caribbean Colombia, to the tune of millions. A months-long investigation reveals its community development projects are a front tied to a long history of displacement, violence, and death.

June 15, 2018

As discontent with the Ortega presidency spreads across Nicaragua, a small student movement has grown to include a diverse array of oppositional movements and private sector actors, each with their own political agenda.

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