NACLA's Latest Issue, "Right Turn", is Out!


Dear Naclistas,

We are excited to announce the release of our latest print issue, Right Turn: The New and the Old in Latin America's Right-Wing Revival.

In the issue, we break down this moment of right wing ascendance, and ask: what is new, what is different, what might we expect? Our contributors take a sobering look across the hemisphere, considering what this moment will mean for U.S.-Latin American relations, what new tools the right is using to organize and gain power, how errors by left governments set the stage, and much more. By taking an unforgiving look at what confronts us, we can begin to reorganize a progressive alternative for the region.

Check out some of the articles available open access below, as well as our latest web coverage. And don’t miss out on the rest of this important issue by subscribing to the NACLA Report now!

En solidaridad,

The Editors


Right Turn
Alejandro Velasco and Joshua Frens-String
December 9, 2016
NACLA's editors introduce the latest print issue, Right Turn: The New and the Old in Latin America's Right-Wing Revival.
Feminist Movements Challenge El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban
Samantha Pineda
December 8, 2016

El Salvador’s total ban on abortion has horrific consequences for tens of thousands of Salvadoran women. Feminist movements are demanding reforms, while conservatives promise harsher sentences. 

A New Agenda in U.S.-Latin American Relations
Linda Farthing, Christy Thornton, Alexander Main, and Joseph Nevins
December 7, 2016

From the NACLA Report's Winter issue: How can solidarity activists in the U.S. continue—and in many cases reshape—the discussion about U.S. and Latin America over the next four years?

Indigenous Resistance in Nicaragua’s Elections
Laura Hobson Herlihy and Brett Spencer
December 2, 2016

Yatama, an indigenous political party on the Caribbean coast, contests Daniel Ortega’s hegemony.

Brazil’s Environmentalist Façade Unmasked at COP22
Orion Cruz
Contested Natures
November 30, 2016

Brazil’s new Minister of Agriculture, Blairo Maggi, struggled to respond to civil society challenges at COP22, as the country’s commitment to environmental rights deteriorates.

Trump and Immigration: A Crisis of His Own Making
David Hernández
November 23, 2016

Trump rides into the White house with a convulsive immigration plan dipped in a soup of nativism, Islamophobia, and anti-Mexican sentiment. What will happen next?

What’s Behind Bolivia’s Cooperative Mining Wars?
Emily Achtenberg
Rebel Currents
November 22, 2016

Bolivia’s brutal cooperative mining conflict reveals the growing contradictions and perils of extractivism, as the government and popular sectors struggle to control a dwindling mining surplus.

Occupying High School in Brazil
Rafael R. Ioris
November 17, 2016

Facing extreme budget cuts by the illegitimate government of President Michel Temer, student activists are occupying schools in the name of public education.

Nasya Razavi
November 16, 2016

Drought and political divisions are limiting access to water in the Cochabamba Valley. Will social movements mobilize again to protect this basic right?

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