Category: Dispatches

Will Gold Make You Rich? Meet Nicaragua’s Güiriseros

To begin viewing this photo essay as a slideshow, click the first image. This photo essay is adapted from “Gold Fever: Artisanal and Industrial Mining Extraction in the Industrial Triangle,” […] Read More >

Rally For Immigration Reform Draws Tens of Thousands to Washington; Protesters Call For Comprehensive Law in 2010

WASHINGTON — With the nation focused on the final passage of President Barack Obama’s controversial healthcare reform through Congress on Sunday, another group competed for lawmakers’ attention. Tens of thousands […] Read More >

The Top Ten Developments from Colombia’s 2010 Congressional Elections

Colombia held congressional elections on Sunday, March 15. The following analysis, written by La Silla Vacía and translated by the Latin America News Dispatch, provides a rundown of the elections’ […] Read More >

Immigration Reform Advocates Head to Rally in Washington on Sunday

NEW YORK — Starting at 6 a.m. Sunday, 2,100 immigrants will hop in buses on Roosevelt Avenue in Elmhurst, Queens, and travel to Washington, D.C., with hopes of getting President […] Read More >

Mobilizing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2010; An Interview with Karina Claudio

NEW YORK — On the campaign trail, President Barack Obama called for comprehensive immigration reform. A year and half later, with his domestic agenda faltering in the face of opposition […] Read More >

Claudia Llosa’s “The Milk of Sorrow” Takes Peru to the Oscars (Film Review)

“The Milk of Sorrow” (La Teta Asustada), Peru’s first Oscar-nominated film, exposes the trauma left by the country’s 20 year-long struggle with domestic terrorism to an international audience. From the […] Read More >

Cuba Experts Discuss Academic Travel to the Country for Americans

WASHINGTON — Experts and activists on Latin America criticized President Barack Obama for failing to lift restrictions on academic exchanges between the U.S. and Cuba at a conference in Washington on […] Read More >

Immigration Reform Advocates Stage Rally on Steps of City Hall in New York

NEW YORK — A warm and sunny afternoon brought out around 150 protesters to the steps of New York’s City Hall to gain momentum for the March 21 immigration reform rally […] Read More >

Panama’s UNESCO Sites in Danger

PANAMA CITY — Two historic neighborhoods in the Republic of Panama are in danger of losing their status of World Heritage Sites as recognized by United Nations Educational, Scientific, and […] Read More >

Zapatista-Inspired Rally Held in New York City; Aims to Fight Gentrification

NEW YORK — Over 120 people and 40 organizations participated in the Third Encounter for Dignity and Against Gentrification hosted by the Movement for Justice in el Barrio this past Sunday […] Read More >