Category: Dispatches

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 >

Kayapó Leader Dies of COVID-19 in Brazil

This article was co-published with NACLA. CURITIBA—After a 10-day battle with COVID-19, Kayapó leader Paulinho Paiakan died on Wednesday, June 17 at Araguaia Regional Hospital in Pará, Brazil. Bep’kororoti Payakan, […] Read More >

Community Kitchens Sustain Argentina’s Working-Class Neighborhoods

BUENOS AIRES—When Mirta Otero answers the phone, her tone is reserved, less cheerful than usual. She says that she has contracted the coronavirus and is now one of the many […] Read More >

Dominican Sugar Company Challenged in Florida Court

A lawsuit filed in January against the Fanjul Corporation in the Florida Southern District Court seeks to redress the loss of property that 60 families suffered in January 2016. That […] Read More >

Uruguay Quietly Beats Coronavirus, Distinguishing Itself from its South American Neighbors

This article is re-published from The Conversation. Latin America is the world’s new coronavirus epicenter, but Uruguay – a small South American nation of 3.5 million people – has so […] Read More >

Survivors Recount Sexual Violence During Paraguay Dictatorship

This story was originally published by VICE en Español, and is translated to English for the first time on Latin Dispatch. Trigger warning: This article includes references to sexual violence […] Read More >

Deaths of Elders to COVID-19 Cause Irreparable Loss in Amazon Communities

This article is re-published from Mongabay under Creative Commons. Alessandra Korap’s voice breaks when she lists five Munduruku indigenous elders living along the Tapajós River, a tributary of the Amazon. […] Read More >

Indigenous Territories in Nicaragua Face Violent Attacks

Photographs by Carlos Herrera. MANAGUA—The town bell rang out at 3 a.m. on Friday, February 28, in Santa Clara, a Miskito community in the northern Caribbean region of Nicaragua. As […] Read More >

For Murdered Honduran Organizer Berta Cáceres, “Any Injustice Was Her Battle”

This interview is republished from the North American Congress on Latin America. The March 2, 2016 assassination of venerated Honduran social movement leader Berta Cáceres sent shockwaves around the world. […] Read More >