Cold War

March 29, 2024
Ramón Garibaldo Valdéz

Kristina Shull’s book Detention Empire shines a light on the links between U.S. repressive counterinsurgency abroad and debilitating immigrant detention policies at home.

January 9, 2024

U.S.-trained and sponsored state forces killed 200,000 mostly Indigenous Guatemalans in a genocide in the 1980s. Forty years later, justice remains elusive.

January 9, 2024
Michael Fox

The dreams of a democratic Guatemala were dashed by a 1954 CIA coup against President Jacobo Arbenz spurred by the landed interests of the United Fruit Company.

November 30, 2023
Andre Pagliarini

Henry Kissinger helped orchestrate the demise of Chilean democracy in 1970. His legacy reflects a ruthless prioritization of U.S. hegemony over democratic principles.

October 24, 2023
Amy Li Baksh

In the throes of the Cold War, a tiny Caribbean island dared to wage a revolutionary experiment. As the Revo imploded, the United States invaded.

September 26, 2023
Shalini Puri

Forty years after the U.S. invasion, centering Caribbean perspectives on the rise and demise of a revolutionary movement holds the possibility of stepping out from empire’s shadow and imagining alternative futures.

April 7, 2022
Brett J. Kyle and Andrew G. Reiter

In the face of a new war in Europe, shoring up support in Latin America will not be as easy as the Biden administration thinks.

January 4, 2019
John Lindsay-Poland

How early research on the shadowy machinations of U.S. security aid and arms sales shaped NACLA’s solidarity with Latin America—a web-only feature for our 50th anniversary issue.

October 26, 2018
Greg Grandin

By 1979, much of the southern cone had fallen to right-wing military dictatorships in an era defined by militarist anti-communism, the defeat of the working class movement, and the emergence of neoliberalism. From our 50th anniversary issue, available open access for a limited time.

October 31, 2016
Sarah Stephens

What has been the role of U.S. commercial interests in ending the U.S. embargo on Cuba?


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