Southern Cone

September 19, 2023
Nyki Duda

Linked to disappearances in Paine, José Antonio Kast, a rising star in Chile's far-right Republicano Party, gains national prominence with Pinochet-era nostalgia.

September 12, 2023
Lucía Cholakian Herrera

Scenes from Santiago capture the ongoing struggle for truth and justice, half a century after the beginning of a reign of state terror under Pinochet's dictatorship.

August 12, 2023
Juan Cruz Ferre

Protests in northern Argentina continue against controversial constitutional reforms that criminalize protest and clear the way for lithium extraction at the expense of Indigenous rights.

August 11, 2023
George Ygarza

The life of the renowned campesino activist Hugo Blanco helps us see through the limitations of state reform and better hear the often-silenced voices of resisting communities.

August 2, 2023
Sam Klein-Markman

International mining companies arrive in Jequitinhonha Valley, promising development and provoking concerns about local compensation and water scarcity.

July 25, 2023
Niklas Franzen

"It doesn't matter how much silicone you have in your breasts. God loves you too." In deeply religious Brazil, evangelical churches are booming. But in the shadow of this conservative revolution, freedom is also thriving at Brazil's first church for trans people.

July 14, 2023
Paola Canova

Joel Correia’s ethnography provides vibrant testimony of the struggles of the Sanapaná and Enxet peoples as they navigate complex dynamics of dispossession and neglect.

June 26, 2023
Debbie Sharnak and Gabriela Fried Amilivia

On June 27, 1973, a coup plunged Uruguay into dictatorship. Decades later, human rights movements continue to demand justice for the crimes committed under the reign of state terror.

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.

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