News & Analysis

November 17, 2021

With a majority vote in the Constitutional Court this week, Colombia could become the first country in Latin America to remove abortion from its penal code.

November 16, 2021

In the latest episode of a lengthy saga of repression and resistance, Maya communities demanding to be consulted about a foreign-owned nickel mine in their territories now live under a state of siege.

November 15, 2021

An analysis of how two major U.S. newspapers presented the civil unrest in Latin America this year demonstrates how corporate media favors political allies and blames enemies.

November 11, 2021

A look at how the OAS, particularly Secretary General Almagro, supported the Áñez government in Bolivia.

November 9, 2021

After silencing the opposition, Daniel Ortega claims victory for a fourth consecutive term.

November 8, 2021

This 2020 Netflix documentary examines the origins and development of Latin American rock and the role it has played in the region’s history and politics.

November 6, 2021

Viewpoint: Nicaragua’s upcoming presidential elections have been criticized as a farce. But for many Nicaraguans, they represent a huge choice.

November 4, 2021

Garifuna activists in New York are working to change the legal status and improve the lives of Central American immigrants in the United States.

November 1, 2021

In El Salvador, President Bukele’s Bitcoin mining plan threatens huge environmental costs for communities already struggling with precarious access to electricity and running water.

October 29, 2021

Akers Chacón provides a historical account of the neoliberal contradiction in immigration enforcement: open borders for capitalism, criminalization for cross-border workers.

October 26, 2021

The recent death of a Chilean protestor at the hands of the police is yet another example of the country’s pattern of responding to civil unrest with force. 

October 25, 2021

The results of Paraguay’s municipal elections showcase the dominance of the Colorado Party and the persistence of an unequal two-party system.

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