A coca plantation near Caranavi, in western Bolivia, 2010. (CIAT/NeilPalmer / CC BY-SA 2.0)

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This Week in Latin America

Colombia legalizes medically-assisted suicide

COLOMBIA: Colombia’s constitutional court legalized medically-assisted suicide in a ruling Wednesday, making it the first country in Latin America to do so.  Along with euthanasia, legalized in Colombia in 1997, […] Read More >

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador tours Central America and Cuba

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA CENTRAL AMERICA/MEXICO: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador toured Central America and Cuba as part of his government’s strategy to strengthen relations with the Latin […] Read More >

British Virgin Islands’ head of government arrested for drug trafficking

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS:  The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on Thursday arrested the British Virgin Islands’ head of government, Premier Andrew Fahie, in South Florida on drug trafficking and money […] Read More >


Behind Bolivia’s Less Violent Cocaine Trade

By Linda Farthing and Thomas Grisaffi This article is co-published with NACLA. Lurching along cobbled roads in Bolivia’s Chapare region on his mud splattered motorbike, coca farmer Umberto Flores searched […] Read More >

Venezuelan migrants in Ireland grapple with the home they left behind

As a teen, Fabio Alexei Roselló Salazar dreamed of traveling the world. So when Roselló — the son of a school teacher and a cable company manager — went off […] Read More >

Housing Collapse in Old Havana

HAVANA – Opening the door to her Old Havana home, María Margot Linares Domínguez (“Margot”), a regal, glamorous woman with the spirit and mannerisms of an Old Hollywood star, stands […] Read More >

Margot walks home from the 'casa de abuelos' with her friend, Juana. While Margot ages, the city does as well. After injuring her leg in the collapse and growing older, Margot uses a walker to navigate the streets of Old Havana. (Photo by Katerina Vo)