Opinion & Analysis

September 19, 2017
Laura Weiss & Alejandro Velasco

Across the region, violence continues to spiral. What can be done?

September 19, 2017
Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney

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.

September 18, 2017
Patrick Timmons

The latest murder of a journalist from Mexico’s Tierra Caliente region sheds light on a cycle of violence.

September 15, 2017
Kevin Edmonds

From climate change to dependence on tourism, the Caribbean today faces a variety of existential threats. 

September 14, 2017
Helen Hazelwood Isaac

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.

September 11, 2017
Sarah Fouts

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. 

September 8, 2017
Jeff Abbott

As the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) furthers its investigations into political corruption, the elite political class attempts to shield itself from accountability to the people. 

September 7, 2017
Douglas Haynes

From increasingly frequent storms to food insecurity, Nicaragua has been hard-hit by the impacts of climate change. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and facing Hurricane Irma, we can learn from their response.

September 5, 2017
Simon Schatzberg

Mexican social movements reject a NAFTA renegotiation that will deepen the already-disastrous impacts of the 1994 agreement.

September 1, 2017
Hilary Goodfriend

Community members in the Salvadoran town of Tacuba responded to the state’s failure to provide clean water by creating their own well system. Now the mayor wants to claim ownership. 

August 24, 2017
Christy Thornton

New directions in Trump’s approach to Latin America reveal the changed status of U.S. influence in the region.

August 18, 2017
Noah Harley

A first-time documentarian reflects on the politics of producing Salero, a documentary on mining in the salt flats of Bolivia.

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