Category: Dispatches

Coronavirus Lockdown is the Latest Challenge for Venezuelan Migrants

BOGOTÁ— Anni Rojas Jiménez first heard about the coronavirus when she was traveling with her husband and brother-in-law from Lima, Peru to Bogotá, Colombia. Rojas Jiménez, who was four months […] Read More >

Gender-Based Quarantines in Panama and Peru Endanger Trans Communities

As global coronavirus cases climb above 1.5 million and deaths pass 94,000, heads of state are desperate to curb the disease’s reach. Latin American governments have taken a variety of […] Read More >

The Murder of a Peruvian Immigrant in Argentina Goes Unpunished

ROSARIO, Argentina—It all happened in a matter of seconds. There was a power outage and the street was dark. A man leapt out of a car and lunged at a […] Read More >

Nicaraguans Await the Pandemic that Their Government Ignores

Photographs by Carlos Herrera MANAGUA— Across Latin America, Holy Week is a time for vacations, church celebrations and family gatherings. That tradition will be broken this year, as most countries […] Read More >

Attacks on Brazilian Press Increase Under Bolsonaro

SÃO PAULO— The coronavirus outbreak in Brazil has already claimed 201 lives. But as the pandemic intensifies in Latin America’s most populous country, President Jair Bolsonaro discredits the journalists working […] Read More >

Paramilitary Offensives Persist in Antioquia, Colombia

ITUANGO, Colombia– “When I was in the FARC-EP, I would see displaced people,” Wilmer said, drinking coffee in a cafeteria near an improvised refugee shelter. “I would have to go […] Read More >

Favela Residents Brace for Coronavirus Impacts

RIO DE JANEIRO-  Two of the most important steps to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus are washing your hands and practicing social distancing. But for Brazil’s poorest, following […] Read More >

Decades After Argentina’s Dictatorship, the Abuelas Continue Reuniting Families

This story was co-published with NACLA. Due to the coronavirus,  this year is the first time since 1983 that the Abuelas and Madres of Plaza de Mayo won’t march on […] Read More >

Bringing Christ and Coronavirus: Evangelicals to Contact Amazon Indigenous

This article was originally published by Mongabay. Ethnos360, an evangelical Christian missionary group, is embarking on a controversial new project, just as the coronavirus begins spreading widely in Brazil. The […] Read More >

Mexican Feminists Win Legal Protections Against Revenge Porn

MEXICO CITY⁠— Olimpia Coral Melo was 18 when a private video she had filmed with her long-term boyfriend began to circulate on WhatsApp. A tabloid in her hometown of Huauchinango, […] Read More >