Category: Dispatches

Undocumented Immigrants to Meet Pope Francis in New York

NEW YORK — On a small soccer field in the shadows of Yankee Stadium, Cristian Contreras practices in the goal. It is where he has spent most of his Saturdays […] Read More >

In Colombia, There Will Be Peace

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — September 23 marked a historical day for the ongoing peace process between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. After an hour-long […] Read More >

Border Deal between Colombia and Venezuela Shows Increasing Influence of Regional Organizations

NEW YORK — In Quito on Monday, President Nicolás Maduro, of Venezuela, and President Juan Manuel Santos, of Colombia, finally brokered a set of agreements to resolve the crisis on […] Read More >

What to Expect From Dilma Rousseff’s UN Speech

NEW YORK — Since 1947, a Brazilian leader has traditionally given the first speech of the United Nations General Assembly debate, a tradition reflecting the storied reputation of the country’s diplomatic […] Read More >

Anti-Government Protests Sweep Brazil for Third Time in Six Months

SÃO PAULO — Hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of major Brazilian cities on Sunday for the third time in 2015, demanding an end to corruption and the […] Read More >

Strategy, Cease-Fires and Public Opinion: Inside Colombia’s Peace Process

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — On Sunday, diplomats in Havana, Cuba announced that the Colombian government will de-escalate its military campaign against the FARC rebel group, if that group adheres to the […] Read More >

Brazilian Supreme Court Justice: House Passed Criminal Age Measure Unconstitutionally

BRASÍLIA, Brazil — A Brazilian Supreme Court judge has described the approval of a controversial measure to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 18 to 16 as an illegal […] Read More >

The Roots of Colombia’s Peace Talk Crisis

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The ongoing peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, could end more than 50 years of internal armed conflict. […] Read More >

Colombia’s Peace Process: Shaken, Not Dead

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, called off on Friday a unilateral ceasefire in effect since Dec. 20, after an air raid by the Colombian […] Read More >

“We Have to Construct a Taboo Around Killing”: Antanas Mockus On Colombia’s Peace Process

Antanas Mockus is one of the most influential figures in Colombian politics. He has been mayor of Bogotá twice, and a presidential candidate three times. He is mostly remembered for […] Read More >