Recent Articles in the NACLA Report

September 9, 2020

Beyond harrowing scenes of overburdened hospitals and loved ones unable to bury their dead, Ecuador’s coronavirus crisis has also produced carceral involution: “immunological elites” stay home while the poor and working class must risk contagion and incarceration.

September 2, 2020

Two HIV-prevention activists discuss collective care as an antidote to racial capitalism’s accelerated violence against queer, racialized, and colonized bodies.

August 31, 2020

Faced with an onslaught of disasters and the injustices of colonialism, Puerto Rican communities have bet on their own survival. Their mutual aid efforts testify to both the power of grassroots organizing and the scale of state neglect. 

August 5, 2020

On Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast, Black and Indigenous forest rangers take environmental protection into their own hands.

August 5, 2020

Climate change mitigation does not guarantee social justice. To avoid deepening inequalities, clean energy transitions must prioritize communities over profit.

August 5, 2020

The struggle to transform Puerto Rico’s flawed energy grid with locally controlled alternatives is a matter of life and death.

July 24, 2020

Hope for revolutionary change requires urgent climate action now. The energy transition must be as radical as possible to ensure the conditions for future struggles to overcome capitalism.

May 4, 2020

In the laboratory of neoliberalism, Chileans are rejecting the commodification of humanity and widening the cracks that will tear the system down.

April 2, 2020

Sanctions and other forms of economic warfare have long caused serious harm for countries on the receiving end of Washington’s efforts to impose its policy agenda. Could a progressive U.S. administration marshal economic power at the service of people, not capital?

March 20, 2020

The United States must abandon Cold War-era foreign policies and accept that Cuba is a sovereign nation free to define its political future— even if that means continuing socialism.

January 21, 2020

Rio de Janeiro’s poor communities face increasing vulnerability as armed groups expand control of entire neighborhoods, operating illicit businesses from protection rackets to real estate, with dire consequences for local residents living under a violent parallel state.

December 30, 2019

Medellín’s flagship public space interventions fall short of remedying structural problems, but for local residents in Comuna 13, the city’s changes offer a platform to advance their struggles for social justice in creative ways.

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