Argentina's Economic Woes, Another Honduran Uprising, Immigration Policy updates, and more!


Dear Naclistas,

This week we’re pleased to present a mini-forum on Argentina’s current financial crisis. With an election coming up, it’s an important moment to reflect on the failures of President Mauricio Macri’s promises to restore the country’s economy, and what comes next. Check out Parts 1 and 2 below!

And don't miss our other news and analysis from the region, from an analysis of Colombia's media landscape in the wake of a bombshell report on military abuses, a call to action to Abolish ICE, and a profile on Tijuana's notorious former police chief, who just lost the city's mayoral race... and much more. 

Plus, if you haven't yet, our summer issue, "Corruption Wars," is up online. On the heels of new evidence of political bias in Brazil's Operation Carwash investigation, there's no better time to analyze what anti-corruption means in the Americas today. Check it out here.

Continue reading below:


June 12, 2019
Fracking was a signature aspect of Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s campaign. The policy, however, has failed during his first term in office, as the economy worsens under austerity measures.
June 12, 2019
Argentina is experiencing another recession, this time under right-wing president Mauricio Macri, who has once again turned to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for help. Will this time be different?
June 11, 2019
Violence and political maneuvering have marred the lead up to Guatemala’s elections as some candidates attempt to delegitimize the electoral process. 
June 10, 2019
As Honduran teachers and doctors resist the neoliberal restructuring of health and education services, educator and organizer Bayron Rodríguez Pineda explains the roots of the mobilizations and the growing people power in the streets.
June 7, 2019
Though the New York Times broke the story on new military orders in Colombia to double kills, arrests, and surrenders, Colombian magazine Revista Semana had access to the same information. Why didn’t they publish it?
Border Wars
June 6, 2019
No extent of reform can humanize an agency designed to criminalize migrants, deny their humanity, and profit off their detention and suffering. So Abolish ICE activists want to shut it down.
June 5, 2019
Bolsonaro doesn't need an open military dictatorship to crush his opponents. As the “Colombian model” demonstrates, he can lean on violent paramilitaries to do the dirty work for him.
June 3, 2019

Cristina Kirchner’s decision to run for vice president has rocked the Argentinian political landscape and threatens to throw Macrismo off course.

May 31, 2019
Since the Venezuelan opposition again failed to oust Maduro, extreme elements in Caracas and Washington are increasingly agitating for U.S. military intervention.
Border Wars
May 29, 2019
At least six children have died in ICE custody in the past year. As draconian immigration policy grows ever-more inhumane, we can only expect the suffering to increase.
May 28, 2019
Julián Leyzaola Pérez gained a reputation as an anti-crime crusader as police chief of Tijuana and Ciudad Juárez—and for the human rights abuses that occurred under his watch. He could likely become Tijuana’s next mayor. 
May 23, 2019
Spectacle and internationalization in the battle for control in Venezuela distract from more fundamental issues: the future of constituent power and the unavoidable challenges of seeking energy alternatives.
May 22, 2019
As the Guatemalan state backs out of court-ordered consultations and intensifies repression of territorial defenders, communities turn to independent research and analysis to strengthen the right to consultation on their own terms.
May 20, 2019
The Trump administration’s recent crackdown on Cuba will be detrimental and counterproductive to the island’s future
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