Category: Photo Essays

Guatemala Commemorates Murdered Folk Singer Facundo Cabral

GUATEMALA CITY — People from all sectors of society gathered on the streets of Guatemala City to show their outrage at the murder of Argentine folksinger Facundo Cabral, which took […] Read More >

Cartagena, Beyond The UNESCO Heritage Walls

CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, Colombia — In recent years Cartagena has gained worldwide renown as a chic tourist destination. Elegant colonial streets and leafy Old World plazas; bright pastel hues and […] Read More >

Ex-Guatemalan General Appears In Court On Charges Of Orchestrating Massacres

GUATEMALA CITY — Former General Héctor López Fuentes made his first court appearance on June 20, three days after police arrested him on charges of orchestrating genocide against Guatemala’s Ixil […] Read More >

Central American Immigrants Rest In Northern Mexico On Their Journey To The United States (Photo Essay)

SALTILLO, Mexico — Every year an estimated 300,000 migrants — mostly from Central America — cross Mexico’s southern border on their way to the United States. It’s a dangerous journey […] Read More >

May Day Marchers Demand Respect For Immigrants’ Rights

NEW YORK — In celebration of this year’s May Day, thousands of people took to the streets in lower Manhattan, demanding more jobs, higher wages, social security, and respect for […] Read More >

Ex-President of Argentina Néstor Kirchner’s Funeral (Photo Essay)

BUENOS AIRES — On Oct. 27, 2010, former Argentine President Néstor Kirchner died at his home in El Calafate, Argentina. Kirchner, who was the husband of current President Cristina Fernández […] Read More >

Goldcorp’s Peñasquito Mine Sparks Controversy In Mazapil, Mexico

MAZAPIL, Mexico — Five years ago, a new neighbor arrived in Mazapil, promising employment, medical services and development for local peasant communities in Cedros, Las Palmas and Vergel, among others. […] Read More >

Marches And Protests In Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela: “Towards The Conquest Of Public Space” (Photo Essay)

CARACAS — It has been almost twelve years since Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías assumed the presidency in Venezuela. Twelve years of speeches, protests, conflict and change. “The People” of Venezuela […] Read More >

On The Southwest Border (Photo Essay)

These photographs were taken on an 852-mile, 72-hour trip across the Southwest border, from San Diego, California to Arizona and back. Many citizens from the United States and Mexico have […] Read More >

Will Gold Make You Rich? Meet Nicaragua’s Güiriseros

To begin viewing this photo essay as a slideshow, click the first image. This photo essay is adapted from “Gold Fever: Artisanal and Industrial Mining Extraction in the Industrial Triangle,” […] Read More >