NACLA Update: Rebuilding Communities, Confronting the State


Out Now—The Fall Issue of the NACLA Report: Prisons, Punishment, and Policing in the Americas!

As protests and movements against police brutality and impunity continue to build throughout the United States, in Latin America the landscape of state violence and everyday crime is dire and getting worse, claiming tens of thousands of lives each year. Why? What can be done?

In the latest issue of the NACLA Report - out now - scholars, activists, and journalists shed light on the dark drivers of public security policy in the region—prisons, punishment, and policing—and their lethal consequences. For a full run-down, check out the Editor’s Introduction.

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Dawn Paley
September 26, 2017
"The government, after they disappeared the 43, they tried to say it was an isolated case, and we screamed ‘no!’ It isn’t an isolated case, it is systematic. It happens many times a day in different parts of the country."
Pablo Piccato
September 25, 2017
Civil society and volunteer responses to the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City unanimously condemned the country’s leadership, forever transforming the country’s politics. Responses to last week’s earthquake may be less revolutionary.
Christy Thornton
September 23, 2017
Many in Mexico think the government and political parties are hampering aid efforts.
Steven Cohen
September 22, 2017
In Season 3 of the hit Netflix series Narcos, a revisionist politics deepens as the show’s guiding narrative.
Laura Weiss & Alejandro Velasco
September 20, 2017
Across the region, violence continues to spiral. What can be done?
Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney
September 19, 2017
A new law legalizes abortion in limited cases – reversing a Pinochet-era ban on all abortions. But reproductive rights in Chile have a long way to go.
Patrick Timmons
September 18, 2017
The latest murder of a journalist from Mexico’s Tierra Caliente region sheds light on a cycle of violence.
Kevin Edmonds
September 15, 2017
From climate change to dependence on tourism, the Caribbean today faces a variety of existential threats.
Helen Hazelwood Isaac
September 14, 2017
Youth immigrant activists Melissa García Veléz and Marlen Fernández return to NACLA Radio in a special episode following the Trump administration's announcement that it will rescind DACA.
Sarah Fouts
September 11, 2017
After Hurricane Katrina, Latinx workers were exploited and targeted. In the age of Trump, as Latinx immigrants seek employment in Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, the stakes are higher than ever.
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