Opinion & Analysis

December 18, 2018

A visual essay of the historic 1928 Banana Workers strike in Colombia and the massacre that followed, 90 years later

December 12, 2018

The Indio-Maíz fire sparked the current wave of protests and repression in Nicaragua. But the fire reveals far more about the consequences of the Ortega administration’s failure to respect Indigenous and Afro-descendant rights and to halt the colonization of Indigenous lands.

December 11, 2018

NACLA's editors introduce our latest issue, Women Rising in the Americas. 

December 6, 2018

Colombia’s new president, Iván Duque, continues to push for failed supply-side drug war policies in Colombia—a reversal of alternative coca substitution policies negotiated in 2016 as part of country’s peace accords.

December 6, 2018

Dec 13 marks the 50th anniversary of the deadliest act issued under Brazil’s military dictatorship (1964-1985). With fewer than three weeks until Jair Bolsonaro’s inauguration, it is more urgent than ever that Brazilian society reckons with its authoritarian past.

December 4, 2018

Andrés Manuel López Obrador was inaugurated Saturday, in a ceremony unlike any other seen in Mexico. What’s next for the new president?

December 3, 2018

Though often cast as a break with the past, Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant crusade represents continuity with decades of U.S. border policy. In our 50th anniversary issue, NACLA zooms in on a watershed moment in our coverage of Mexican migration north of the border.

November 27, 2018

El Chapo's trial continues this week, brimming with sordid tales of kingpins and cartels. But what the media spectacle can't justify is a failing “war on drugs” that has taken the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

November 27, 2018

Remembering the Mirabal sisters, murdered under the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo, and the feminist rebirth in the Dominican Republic.

November 26, 2018

In a popular consultation, Mexico overwhelmingly rejected the ongoing construction of a controversial airport. The backlash by Mexican elites reveals dark truths about what “modernization” really means in the country. 

November 21, 2018

The ascent of Jair Bolsonaro to the highest executive office in the world’s fourth-largest democracy and former slave state reflects Brazil’s long, enduring, and foundational antiblackness.

November 20, 2018

As the migrant caravan arrives to the U.S.-Mexico border, there has been criticism of the timing and strategy of the march. Yet a look at the lives of caravan members reveals that fleeing was not a choice, and that strength really does come in numbers.

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