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February 21, 2024
Magdalena Zegarra Chiappori

As Peru’s elderly population grows, long-term care facilities are failing older adults dependent on their services in Lima.

August 15, 2023
Claudia Díaz-Combs

President Nayib Bukele is dismantling vital public services that millions of Salvadorans rely on, and cracking down on the unions that defend them.

September 9, 2020
Chris Garces

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
Pato Hebert and Edgar Rivera Colón

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

July 2, 2020
Sergio Infante

Nearly a century ago, the country beat a devastating yellow fever outbreak. But today the Bolsonaro government rejects scientific expertise.

May 28, 2020
Chris O’Connell

As Covid-19 tears through Ecuador, social movements are ensuring that communities have access to food. 

May 26, 2020
Paola Canova

Overcrowding, poor sanitation, inadequate medical attention, and delays in testing prime Paraguay’s quarantine shelters to spread the virus, rather than contain it.

April 22, 2020

A collection of articles from NACLA's archive on public health in the Americas, available for a limited time. 

March 31, 2020
Nicole Froio

Favelas in Brazil are not equipped to prevent the spreading threat of COVID-19. 

August 16, 2016
Lydia Crafts

Seventy years after more than 1000 Guatemalans were infected with diseases like syphilis by U.S. medical researchers, the country remains a site of questionable medical testing. 


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