The Chilean Plebiscite, El Bukelazo in El Salvador, The Legacy of Samir Flores & More.



Dear naclistas,

Welcome to another Friday edition of the NACLA newsletter and this week's roundup of web articles on Below is our Photo of the Week, which is courtesy of Tania Camila Bonilla, a historian and anthropologust that has worked in deep Colombia since 2010 with groups of Indigenous women, women peasants, and Afro-Colombian women in the middle of the armed conflict between varios guerrillas, the army, the national police, and paramilitary groups. She can be contacted via Facebook under her name and via Instagram under the username tataniabonilla

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"Regreso del Conuco". (Selva Matavén Nature Reserve, Department of Vichada, 2010) 

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February 24, 2020
Will the people of Chile be able to shape their own destiny via a plebiscite? Two months before the scheduled vote, the answer remains uncertain.  
February 22, 2020
The Venezuelan opposition’s greatest obstacle to gaining political ground is its own internal fractures. Will factions manage to unify or remain divided during this year’s legislative elections?
February 19, 2020
As President Nayib Bukele challenges the key tenets of the peace accords in El Salvador, the stakes for the country’s nascent postwar democracy have never been higher.
February 18, 2020
The activist and journalist Samir Flores was killed one year ago. His community is still seeking answers—and continuing his fight.  
June 3, 2020
Governmental failures to respond to Covid-19 only reinforce the demands of social movements in Chile.  
June 2, 2020
Honduran activist Berta Cáceres was murdered in 2016 during a fight against a hydroelectric megaproject. In the corrupt narcostate of post-coup Honduras, the killing was the grand finale of a campaign of terror. 
June 1, 2020
As Peru deploys its Covid-19 response, Amazonian territories—and their Indigenous residents—are left behind.