Category: Dispatches

MAS Regains Bolivian Presidency

This story is republished from NACLA. After a year of turmoil, political repression, and corruption, Bolivians overwhelmingly voted back into office the same progressive political party that was ousted a year […] Read More >

From Rebel Teas to Marching Bands: A Year of Protest Culture in Chile

ANTOFAGASTA – Raúl “Lito” Naverrete took a step back to evaluate the progress. More than a dozen volunteers showed up to help restore a community mural celebrating elements of the […] Read More >

Examining Dominican Anti-Blackness During a Summer of Protest

This July, Dominicans elected opposition presidential candidate Luis Abinader, bidding farewell to 16 years of unbroken rule by the Caribbean nation’s center-left. Voters at home and abroad braved a worsening […] Read More >

Argentina Human Rights Emblem Seeks Entry to UNESCO World Heritage List

BUENOS AIRES—Flights arriving to Buenos Aires from the north careen over the gray immensity of De La Plata River. Just before reaching the skyscrapers of the Argentinian capital, they are […] Read More >

In Rio de Janeiro, Civil Society Fights COVID-19

RIO DE JANEIRO—The coronavirus pandemic has already affected the lives of millions of people around the world. Brazil is no exception. In Rio de Janeiro, the coronavirus pandemic worsened social […] Read More >

Families in Guayaquil Seek Answers After Covid-19 Deaths

This story is republished from NACLA. Since the height of the pandemic in Ecuador’s largest coastal city, families have stood outside public hospitals with signs asking for the whereabouts of […] Read More >

Pandemic Intensifies Hardships for Brazilian Indigenous Communities

The coronavirus has affected Indigenous communities in every part of Brazil, according to a recent report by the Indigenous advocacy group Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB). As of […] Read More >

Families Struggle to Send Lost Loved Ones Home to Mexico Amid Coronavirus Crisis

This story was originally published on July 9 by THE CITY. Sign up here to get the latest stories from THE CITY delivered to you each morning This story is […] Read More >

Mexican Communities Save Fir Forests

This article was originally published on Mongabay in English and Mongabay Latam in Spanish. For 20 years, the Colima fir tree (Abies colimensis) has been at the heart of many […] Read More >

Coronavirus Cases Rise in Brazil’s Overcrowded Prisons

By Bruna Lima and Isabelle Xavier RIO DE JANEIRO— Efforts to prevent the novel coronavirus from entering the Brazilian prison system failed. Now, health workers are struggling to prevent mass […] Read More >