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Before moving into updates on our latest web content, we have some announcements. First, if you haven't checked it out yet, our summer issue, Eye of the Storm: Capitalism, Colonialism, and Climate Change in the Caribbeanis now online! Don't miss content from Barbuda to Puerto Rico to Colombia’s Caribbean coast and beyond.If you're a subscriber, you'll receive your print issue this week! If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do so here.

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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.
June 14, 2018
In Sunday’s presidential elections, peace is on the ballot as a new nation takes shape.
Border Wars
June 12, 2018
The United States has long been home to exclusionary immigration policies. Under the Trump administration, the hardline position that deems undocumented immigrants criminals defines immigration enforcement operations, with ICE calling the shots.
June 11, 2018
NACLA's editors introduce the latest print issue, Eye of the Storm: Colonialism, Capitalism, Climate in Caribbean.
June 8, 2018
Far-right candidate Iván Duque and progressive former mayor of Bogotá Gustavo Petro will compete in the second round of Colombia’s presidential elections on June 17. But divisions on the Left could easily mean a win for Duque, and a threat to the peace accords.
June 7, 2018
Argentina’s Lower House will vote on a bill to legalize abortion on June 13 after a congressional debate opened in March for the first time in the country’s history. Why is it happening now, and why has it taken so long?
May 25, 2018
Maduro’s electoral victory was expected, given the boycott by the most powerful sectors of the opposition and allegations of vote manipulation. But both Chavistas and opposition camps will need to find common ground to solve the pressing challenges facing Venezuela.
May 24, 2018
While the Colombian government is implementing its peace accord, paramilitaries and complicit landowners continue to persecute the victims of the conflict. But the judiciary fails to hold those behind the violence to account.
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