Opinion & Analysis

October 3, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

September 22, 2017

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

September 19, 2017

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

September 19, 2017

A new law legalizes abortion in limited cases – reversing a Pinochet-era ban on all abortions. But reproductive rights in Chile have a long way to go.

September 18, 2017

The latest murder of a journalist from Mexico’s Tierra Caliente region sheds light on a cycle of violence.

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