Category: Features

As Protests Against Local Government Flare Up Across Paraguay, a 17-Year-Old Student Leads the Charge in One Town

ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay—In recent weeks, the town of Mayor Otaño in southeastern Paraguay has been the scene of a dramatic protest over alleged misuse of public funds by local authorities. And […] Read More >

Behind the National Strike in Colombia

This article was co-published with NACLA. On Aug. 7, 2018, former senator Iván Duque — a relatively young politician with little experience — assumed office as Colombia’s president. Since then, […] Read More >

Leaving in Haste, Newest Venezuela Migrants in U.S. Face More Challenges Than Previous Generations Did

NEW YORK — José arrived in New York in July after only two months of planning his move. He is one of the hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who recently […] Read More >

Evo Morales Wins Bolivia’s Election, but Fraud Allegations Tarnish the Victory

LA PAZ—After days of anxiety and protests, President Evo Morales has narrowly won Bolivia’s presidential election. To win, Morales needed a 10% lead over his closest rival, former President Carlos […] Read More >

In Brazil, Growing Inequality Fuels Fires Burning the Amazon

NEW YORK — The fires in the Brazilian Amazon continue to burn more than two months after they first darkened the skies of São Paulo and caused an international outcry. […] Read More >

‘Green Tide’ Reaches Mexico as Oaxaca Decriminalizes Abortion

The chambers of the state legislature in Oaxaca, Mexico, exploded with shouts of joy and rage Sept. 25 as the region voted to decriminalize first-trimester abortions in a 24-10 vote. […] Read More >

Amid Call to Rearm, Ex-FARC Combatants Hesitate to Give up on Peace

ICONONZO, Colombia — Like millions of other Colombians, Gonzalo Beltrán woke up on Aug. 27 to the news that a group of former commanders of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces […] Read More >

After 6 Years of Struggle, First LGBT Couple to Request Marriage in Ecuador Says ‘I Do’

QUITO, Ecuador — Pamela Troya was preparing for an interview with a human rights defense organization in Quito in June when a fellow LGBT activist burst into the studio screaming.  […] Read More >

The Dam that (Almost) Brought Down Paraguay’s President

The past two weeks have brought Paraguayans a political earthquake and a crowd of new household names, all connected to a bilateral energy deal signed with Brazil in May and […] Read More >

Canada’s Broken Pledge to Mexican Human Rights Defenders

This story, written by Urooba Jamal and José Luis Granados Ceja, was originally published in NACLA. After his father was murdered a decade ago over his opposition to a Canadian-owned […] Read More >