Opinion & Analysis

October 9, 2017
Michael J. Bustamante

In the wake of mysterious “acoustic attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Havana, normalization efforts further unravel.

October 5, 2017
Sonja Wolf

The Trump administration’s depiction of Central American gang members conveniently overlooks the United States’ role in perpetuating gang violence at home and abroad. 

October 3, 2017
Moira Birss

As threats to the environment increase across Latin America, new laws and police practices take aim against the front line activists defending their land and resources

October 2, 2017
Marisol LeBrón

How can the history of policing in Puerto Rico deepen understandings of race, class, and colonialism in Puerto Rico—and what can it tell us in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria?

September 29, 2017
Ed Morales

The Trump administration's delay in sending real aid to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria is a distasteful display of colonialist racism. But it's par for the course: our citizenship has always been second-class.

September 28, 2017
Bronwyn Scott-McCharen

Brutal cuts in government funding for scientific and academic research are a devastating, though lesser known, part of the neoliberal agenda in Latin America.

September 26, 2017
Marisol LeBrón

How reconsidering the history of policing in Puerto Rico complicates our understandings of the island's colonial relationship with the United States

September 26, 2017
Dawn Paley

"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."

September 25, 2017
Pablo Piccato

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. 

A volunteer rescue worker in Mexico City. Andalusia Knoll, twitter: @andalalucha.
September 23, 2017
Christy Thornton

Many in Mexico think the government and political parties are hampering aid efforts.

September 22, 2017
Steven Cohen

In Season 3 of the hit Netflix series Narcos, a revisionist politics deepens as the show’s guiding narrative.

September 19, 2017
Laura Weiss & Alejandro Velasco

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

Pages