Opinion & Analysis

July 31, 2019

NACLA is thrilled to introduce Heather Gies and Leo Schwartz as the newest additions to our editorial team. 

July 30, 2019

A recent court ruling demonstrated the extent of Canadian complicity in mining deaths worldwide—and how far the country still has to go in recognizing its role.

July 24, 2019

Faced with pressure from the U.S. to reduce immigration, the López Obrador administration has started to do the dirty work they vowed to avoid

July 18, 2019

The ongoing protests in Puerto Rico are not just about profane chat messages—they are a response to a broader context of violence, degradation, and exploitation.

July 16, 2019

In The Edge of Democracy, a Netflix documentary, Petra Costa recounts the rise and fall of Brazilian democracy and the human costs of lost hope. While there is much to praise about the film, it sometimes sacrifices nuance for the sake of clarity.   

July 11, 2019

Despite government opposition, community radio stations help Indigenous communities in Guatemala share their stories.

July 10, 2019

A three-month strike shutting down one of Mexico’s top universities lays bare class schisms, the López Obrador government’s tepid response to inequality, and organized labor’s limitations in building solidarity across class divides.

July 9, 2019

Worthington, Minnesota, home to a major meatpacking plant with a majority immigrant workforce, is a microcosm of an expanding border regime where a power struggle unfolds between longtime residents and newcomers.

July 5, 2019

How the right-wing Brazilian government’s attack on the social sciences and its myth of “racial democracy” perpetuates racism in the country

July 2, 2019

Todd Miller examines the ever-extending reach of U.S. border enforcement in an excerpt from his book Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the U.S. Border Around the World (out July 23 from Verso Books)

July 1, 2019

Critics of Operation Car Wash have had reason to suspect the political motivations behind the judicial inquiry for some time. Revelations from The Intercept now provide proof.

June 28, 2019

A decade later, U.S. resolve to greenlight and back the coup d'état in Honduras remains one of the most shameful U.S. foreign policy decisions in recent memory. 

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