Opinion & Analysis

December 10, 2019

Known as the epicenter of anti-austerity rebellion during Bolivia’s Gas War, El Alto remains a powerful example of the potential for local movements to leverage their cities to shape national politics.

December 9, 2019

Artistic expression is not only central to the protests in Chile—it's part of a long national tradition of resistance. 

December 6, 2019

Read the Editor's Intro to our latest print issue of the NACLA Report, Radical Cities, focused on municipalism, housing movements, and local radical democracy in Latin America, from Mexico City to Montevideo. 

December 5, 2019

Record fires in Brazil’s Amazon this year marked a political protest led by ranchers who, already empowered under Bolsonaro’s government, are keen to push the government to fully embrace a dictatorship-era extractive doctrine. 

December 3, 2019

As Colombian demonstrators clamor for inclusive policies, genuine peace, and respect for human rights, the elite recycle discourses decrying “vandalism” that aim to delegitimize dissent.

December 2, 2019

Electo bajo una plataforma progresista, el gobierno del presidente Lenín Moreno ha recurrido a la politización de la justicia y a la militarización de la política para reprimir a sus viejos aliados y electores.

December 2, 2019

A Canadian corporation sponsors tourist events in southern Mexico. Local communities accuse Fortuna Silver Mines of appropriating their culture to whitewash a record of violations.

November 27, 2019

A National Strike, initially planned for just one day, sparked widespread protests throughout Colombia. 

November 26, 2019

The conviction of the murderer of a trans woman in Paraguay was a small victory in an uphill battle.

November 25, 2019

A collection of NACLA's coverage spanning more than a decade of Evo Morales's time in power to help contextualize turmoil in Bolivia. 

November 22, 2019

Commentators claim that the release of Ovidio Guzmán is a sign of weakness from López Obrador, but targeting the leadership of criminal groups has been disastrous for Mexico.

November 20, 2019

Debate continues to swirl around the questions of what led up to Morales's resignation and what has happened since.