News & Analysis

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.

October 21, 2021

In his new book, Joshua Frens-String examines 20th century Chilean politics through the lens of food.

October 20, 2021

Attempts to pursue justice for the alleged coup and human rights violations that followed the 2019 elections in Bolivia could break with Latin America’s pattern of impunity.

October 15, 2021

A new PBS documentary explores the life and career of literary figure José Lezama Lima in revolutionary Cuba.

October 14, 2021

The story of two Cubans through Central America illustrates the hardships migrants face trying to reach the United States.

October 12, 2021

Throughout the region, Evangelical participation in politics is growing, with several groups aligning with the Left despite their more conservative beliefs.

October 11, 2021

The work of this Bolivian women’s group illustrates the long arc of Indigenous resistance to colonialism.