Deconstructing the Honduran Elections... and a New Issue of NACLA!


Our winter issue, “Fossil Fuels and Toxic Environments,” is now available online!

A year after President Trump's inauguration, our worst climate policy nightmares have become a reality. Fossil fuel interests have hijacked every part of the new administration. Meanwhile, the intensity of global-warming fueled devastation increases daily as over a century of fossil-fueled war and violence against labor and nature rages on. Latin America is familiar with this kind of violence.

As hurricanes rip through the Caribbean and tear into Central America, it would seem common sense to acknowledge the ills of fossil fuel dependence and mobilize for radical transformation.

In the latest issue of the NACLA Report on the Americas, “Fossil Fuels and Toxic Environments,” we explore the roots and consolidation of fossil fuel extraction as development policy, and how it creates a “toxic status quo” for communities in Latin America and the Latinx U.S.

Could there be an alternative to such projects and their consequences?

For a full run-down, check out our Editor’s Introduction. And don’t miss articles on:

We also can’t wait to see you at our launch event for the issue this February in New York City. Stay tuned for more information!

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Below, our latest content from the web:


Sandra Cuffe
December 13, 2017
Amid election violence, Honduran police officers have publicly stated they refuse to crack down on protests. What’s behind this?
Suyapa Portillo, Javier Lopez-Casertano, and Cristian Padilla Romero
December 12, 2017
A report by election observers reveals how fraud has functioned in Honduras’ presidential elections
Isabel Peñaranda and Gerald Bermudez
December 7, 20176
As leadership in Bogotá fails to provide resources for former FARC territories to transition out of coca production, a battle for control over the drug trade reignites the Colombian countryside.
Aaron Schneider and Rafael R. Ioris
December 6, 2017
The chaos surrounding last week’s presidential elections in Honduras reflects a rightwing consolidation of power in the country, abetted by the United States.
Jose Olivares and Jacob Jacoby
November 30, 2017
The town of Tepoztlán, Morelos, is at the vanguard of activism against corporate-friendly projects. Its fight against a highway expansion may be its toughest battle yet.
Isabel Peñaranda
November 29, 2017
After the peace accord, can the Colombian government incentivize coca planters to cultivate other crops? Not if they don’t address the inequality and land grabbing that prompted them to start growing coca in the first place.
Jeff Abbott
November 27, 2017
A disturbing new proposal by members of Guatemala’ Congress could give blanket amnesty to military members for committing war crimes.
Julian de Mayo
November 24, 2017
An interview with Dr. Jorge Pérez Ávila, former sanatorium director and renowned HIV expert, and medical anthropologist and activist Alfredo González, on Cuba’s controversial sanatorium system.
Miranda Cady Hallett and Leisy J. Abrego
November 16, 2017
After decades in limbo, the Trump administration threatens to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 300,000 immigrants. It’s time instead to grant them citizenship.
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