Category: Dispatches

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 >

Indigenous Land Rights at Stake in Brazil Supreme Court Case

INDIGENOUS TERRITORY LAKLÃNÕ AND SÃO PAULO– A court judgment that will shape the future of Indigenous land demarcations across Brazil has become a battleground between defenders of native communities and […] Read More >

State Violence in Áñez’s Bolivia: Interview with Human Rights Lawyer David Inca Apaza

This interview is republished from the North America Conference on Latin America (NACLA). Pigeons flew around the sunny Plaza Murillo in La Paz, Bolivia as I walked toward human rights […] Read More >

In Costa Rica, Defending Indigenous Territory Comes at a Price

Across Latin America, Indigenous territories are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus. In Costa Rica, public health measures have largely prevented infections among the Indigenous population. But for Indigenous territories like […] Read More >

Corona Hits the Cocaine Supply Chain

By Linda Farthing and Thomas Grisaffi Among the many myths about the coronavirus, one of the strangest circulated on Twitter is the belief that snorting cocaine could ward off the […] Read More >

The Next Deadly Virus Could Start in the Amazon, Brazilian Scientists Warn

How is an infectious disease born? That is the question that set Joel Henrique Ellwanger on the path of studying emerging diseases in his home country of Brazil. As Ellwanger […] Read More >