Recent Articles in the NACLA Report
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.
On Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast, Black and Indigenous forest rangers take environmental protection into their own hands.
Climate change mitigation does not guarantee social justice. To avoid deepening inequalities, clean energy transitions must prioritize communities over profit.
The struggle to transform Puerto Rico’s flawed energy grid with locally controlled alternatives is a matter of life and death.
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.
In the laboratory of neoliberalism, Chileans are rejecting the commodification of humanity and widening the cracks that will tear the system down.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Once-hopeful experiments in local democracy have largely succumbed to the crushing crisis gripping Venezuela. What can we learn from their demise?
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.