Category: Dispatches

IDB-funded dam project in Colombia raises human rights concerns

Activists say the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is not following its own sustainability guidelines and performance standards in the case of Hidroituango, the largest hydroelectric dam in Colombia, in a […] Read More >

Bidding Trump farewell, Venezuelans in Florida reflect on a divisive four years

WESTON, Fla.—Back in October, Adelys Ferro remembers attending a rally held by then-candidate Joe Biden at Florida International University holding a sign that read “Obamacare Saved My Son.” A picture […] Read More >

Lockdown in Colombia Emboldened Violent Armed Groups

When Colombia imposed its national coronavirus lockdown in late March, some experts had predicted that the shutdown would limit crime and homicide in a country riddled by drug trafficking, large-scale […] Read More >

Fuego en Argentina: incendios en el delta del Paraná son amenaza para la vida

Read the story in English here. El domingo, 23 de agosto, alrededor de las 3 p.m., el fuego llegó a la casa de Fabián Ros, 53. Hasta ese día, él […] Read More >

Fires in Argentina: Wildfires in the Paraná Delta Threaten Lives 

Lee la historia en español aquí. On Sunday, Aug. 23, around 3 p.m., a wildfire reached Fabián Ros’ house. Until that day, the 53-year-old and his wife, Viviana, had seen […] Read More >

Demands for Land and Housing Continue After Guernica Eviction

This story was co-published with NACLA.  José Iza’s cell phone won’t stop ringing. It is the week after the eviction of the Guernica occupation. He has been following up with […] Read More >

Venezuela’s “Revolving Door” of Political Prisoners

The story of Antonia Turbay’s arrest goes back to April 2002. She lived in La Florida, in Caracas, Venezuela. Her neighbor was Iván Simonovis, the then secretary of the police […] Read More >

Growing Vegetable Patches in Havana: Necessity Turned Virtue

This story was published as part of Climate Tracker‘s Global Mentorship for Young Media Professionals. Almost every inch of land is blanketed by fruits and vegetables has been taken: soursop trees, guava, […] Read More >

Amid Multiple Crises, a Remote Mexican Town Faces Threats of Illegal Mining Concessions

Los Chimalapas rainforest, located in the center of the Istmo of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, Mexico, is host to some of the greatest biodiversity in Mexico and the world, and its […] Read More >

Trouble in Paradise: Violence at Protests Threaten to Unhinge IMF Agreement in Costa Rica

As the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic takes shape around the globe, the Costa Rican government finds itself in an increasingly difficult position trying to balance an exploding budget […] Read More >