Lawyer Aníbal Alfonso delivers the news to members of the Jejyty Miri community that they have won their legal battle. (Photo by William Costa)


With the Help of Nuns and a Lawyer, a Paraguayan Indigenous Group Wins Back Their Ancestral Territory

ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay—In early May, the Jejyty Miri Indigenous community in Paraguay received the good news they’d been waiting for. After three years of struggle over their 500-hectare territory near the […] Read More >

From ‘Just a Mom’ to Immigration Activist: Salvadoran TPS Holder Fights to Keep Her Family Together

By the time the alarm went off at 2 a.m. Cecilia Martínez had only slept for three hours, but Feb. 12 was an important day. So despite her exhaustion, she […] Read More >

Panama’s President-Elect Vows ‘Profound Change’ as Cloud of Corruption Hangs Over Varela

With 33% of the total vote share, Laurentino “Nito” Cortizo of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) was elected as Panama’s new president on Sunday, putting the country’s largest party back […] Read More >

Activists carried thermoses of hot water and maté to share throughout the evening as they called for “Aborto Legal Ya.” (Photo by Cecilia Nowell)

Today in Latin America

‘Chapo’ Guzmán Expected To Be Sentenced To Life In Prison Today

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán will appear in a Brooklyn court today, where a judge is expected to sentence the former leader […] Read More >

Trump Seeks To Effectively Terminate Asylum Requests At The Border

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BORDER: The Trump administration will dramatically restrict access to the United States by enacting draconian asylum request policies, denying legal protections to migrants traveling to the […] Read More >

Guatemala Postpones “Safe Third Country” Meeting With Trump

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA: The signing of a bilateral “safe third country” migratory pact set to take place today has been postponed after facing legal and political hurdles. The decision […] Read More >