Category: Dispatches

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 >

‘Green Wave’ Sweeps Buenos Aires as New Bill is Proposed to Legalize Abortion

BUENOS AIRES—Thousands of Argentines turned out in the streets and parks surrounding the Palace of the Argentine National Congress in Buenos Aires on Tuesday. Donning green scarves, face-paint and make-up, […] Read More >

As Violence Continues at Home, Exiled Colombians Reconstruct Collective Memory

In a small classroom at the City University of New York (CUNY), exiled Colombians gathered to talk with Arancha García del Soto on April 16. Del Soto is part of […] Read More >

‘Todos Somos Martha’: Ecuadorians Protest Gender Violence, Femicide and Xenophobia

QUITO — For two days in January, thousands of people mobilized on the main avenues of Quito, Guayaquil and several other cities in Ecuador, protesting sexual violence, femicide and xenophobia. […] Read More >

In Wake of School Shooting, Brazil’s Anti-Crime Bill Could Bring More Tragedy, Experts Warn

As two shooters killed eight students and staff at a school in the São Paulo suburb of Suzano last week, several crime and gun bills were making their way through […] Read More >

A 30-Year Quest for Justice in Peru

This article was also published in Spanish in Gatopardo. Read it here.  Raquel Martin sits on the couch in her apartment in Märsta, a suburb 40 miles north of Stockholm, […] Read More >

New Yorkers Join Protesters Around the World in Fight for Brazilian Amazon

Demarcação já! Demarcação já! (Demarcation now! Demarcation now!) This was the chant of a sparse but vocal group of protesters gathered outside the Brazilian Consulate in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday […] Read More >

Queer Brazilians Are Using Art to Resist Bolsonaro’s Anti-LGBTQ Agenda

NEW YORK – As Brazil grapples with a new anti-LGBTQ president, its queer citizens are fighting President Jair Bolsonaro’s anti-LGBTQ policies by using art as a form of resistance. In […] Read More >

Colombia’s Coca Substitution Plan is Bringing Death and Discord to the Putumayo Region

This article was originally reported for and published in Spanish in La Liga Contra el Silencio. It was translated into English by the author. View the Spanish version here.   […] Read More >