Category: Dispatches

A year after María, 150 years after the Grito, Manhattanites march

Late at night a century and a half ago, hundreds of rebels against Spanish rule entered the town of Lares in the western part of Puerto Rico and captured the […] Read More >

Nicaragua poised to clash with US at UN General Assembly

The United States put the roiling domestic unrest in Nicaragua on the UN Security Council’s agenda this month, only days after the country expelled a UN human rights mission sent […] Read More >

Marichuy: Weaving the Resistance Beyond the Mexican Elections

  A few days before Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s landslide victory as president-elect of Mexico and as he addressed the people of Guerrero and Michoacán, an early opponent, one backed […] Read More >

Official Reports of Violence Against Women in Puerto Rico Unreliable After Hurricane Maria

By Claire Tighe and Lauren Gurley | Special for the Center for Investigative Journalism   More than seven months after Hurricane Maria, organizations serving domestic violence and sexual assault victims […] Read More >

López Obrador broadens his base in an effort to win the presidency on his third attempt

“Populist,” “anti-business” were the common media shorthand to describe Andrés Manuel López Obrador in his failed 2006 and 2012 bids to become president of Mexico. This round, he is now […] Read More >

Goni and El Zorro fall and $10 Million is awarded to Indigenous Bolivian survivors in landmark human rights case

FORT LAUDERDALE, April 3, 2018—In an unexpected move, a federal jury found the ex-President of Bolivia, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, and his foreign minister, Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, responsible for the […] Read More >

The Colombian peace process threw the wrongfully convicted into a legal void

NEW YORK—The story of a man named Gilberto Torres Muñetón appeared in several Colombian newspapers recently. His is the first case of a convicted FARC member transferred from the ordinary […] Read More >

Armed Groups Continue to Threaten Indigenous Communities in Colombia

TACUEYÓ, Colombia—Sparks flew into the air from a drill saw struggling through confiscated machine guns. On Feb.11, hundreds of people gathered for a community assembly in Tacueyó, Cauca to witness […] Read More >

Juan Rulfo, Rediscovering a Literary Giant

NEW YORK—Critics in Mexico had little use for Juan Rulfo’s novel when “Pedro Páramo” first appeared in 1955, and the slender volume that would become a national treasure sold poorly […] Read More >

Despite ‘No’ Vote, Colombian Indigenous Groups Say They’ll Implement Peace Accord

With a red and green bandana fastened around his neck, Colombia’s high commissioner for peace, Sergio Jaramillo, approached the edge of a stage adorned with fresh flowers as if walking […] Read More >