Opinion & Analysis

August 15, 2018

U.S. responses to Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega and Honduras’ Juan Orlando Hernández reveal Washington’s foreign policy in Central America is stuck in the Cold War era.

August 14, 2018

Las empresas mineras multinacionales en el norte de Perú han ideado una serie de estrategias para reprimir el activismo y la protesta ambiental, desde la inversión estratégica y relaciones mediáticas hasta la intimidación y la represión directa.

August 9, 2018

As conservative Uribe protégé Iván Duque takes the helm, Colombia’s right wing plays politics with the crisis of activist killings, threatening to resurrect a deadly state security policy.

August 7, 2018

Multinational mining corporations in northern Peru have devised a number of strategies for suppressing environmental activism and protest, from strategic investment to media relations to outright intimidation and repression.

August 2, 2018

On Colombia’s Pacific coast, paramilitary violence has engulfed Afro-communities and their leaders in the wake of the peace accords. But resistance at the grassroots level remains strong.

July 31, 2018

Argentina’s women’s soccer team is tired of being sidelined and mistreated. Now they are fighting back, and the Argentine Football Association is taking note.

July 27, 2018

Across the region, Latin America’s militaries are regaining power through the court system

July 25, 2018

Making sense of Daniel Ortega’s slow betrayal of the Nicaraguan revolution

July 24, 2018

Understanding legal violence against Central American families

July 20, 2018

Campesinos colombianos en Briceño han arrancado voluntariamente sus plantas de coca a cambio de apoyo gubernamental para cultivar nuevas cosechas. Pero con el retraso de mucha ayuda, la economía local se ha derrumbado y la presencia de un nuevo grupo disidente de las FARC amenaza traer más violencia.

July 19, 2018

The Trump administration’s ongoing detention and deportation of asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border has echoes of the U.S. internment of over 40,000 Haitians fleeing violence in their homeland in the early 1990s.

July 19, 2018

Colombian campesinos in Briceño, Antioquia have voluntarily uprooted their coca plants in exchange for government support to grow new crops. But with much aid delayed, the local economy has collapsed, and the presence of a newly formed dissident FARC group threatens more violence.