This Week on Public Health in Brazil & Anti-Narcotics Operations in Colombia


Dear naclistas,

Welcome to another Friday edition of the NACLA newsletter and this week's roundup of web articles published on

After a brief hiatus, we are also excited to relaunch our Photo of the Week series as Para ver(nos), a new weekly photography column curated by Diana Ramos Gutiérrez. This week, we feature photographs by Sadiel Mederos, which were originally featured in Periodismo de Barrio, a nonprofit media organization based in Cuba that tells the stories of communities that are vulnerable to natural disaster. Click here to visit our Instagram page and see more. 

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July 2, 2020
Nearly a century ago, the country beat a devastating yellow fever outbreak. But today the Bolsonaro government rejects scientific expertise.   
June 29, 2020
The United States backs anti-narcotics operations as Colombia’s military faces a storm of criticism.   
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