Category: Features

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 >

Bolsonaro Doubles Down on Threats to Brazil’s Indigenous with New Policy

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stepped up his assault on Indigenous land rights last month, continuing a trend that started before his presidency and has accelerated […] Read More >

With the Help of Nuns and a Lawyer, a Paraguayan Indigenous Group Wins Back Their Ancestral Territory

ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay—In early May, the Jejyty Miri Indigenous community in Paraguay received the good news they’d been waiting for. After three years of struggle over their 500-hectare territory near the […] Read More >

From ‘Just a Mom’ to Immigration Activist: Salvadoran TPS Holder Fights to Keep Her Family Together

By the time the alarm went off at 2 a.m. Cecilia Martínez had only slept for three hours, but Feb. 12 was an important day. So despite her exhaustion, she […] Read More >

Panama’s President-Elect Vows ‘Profound Change’ as Cloud of Corruption Hangs Over Varela

With 33% of the total vote share, Laurentino “Nito” Cortizo of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) was elected as Panama’s new president on Sunday, putting the country’s largest party back […] Read More >

Quechua en Resistencia: An Interview with Peruvian Rapper Liberato Kani

Once, while in a taxi, Ricardo Flores recalls being told that his music sounded like French rap. “Have you heard French rappers?” the driver asked. “They’re really good!” It was […] Read More >

As Violence Continues at Home, Exiled Colombians Reconstruct Collective Memory

In a small classroom at the City University of New York (CUNY), exiled Colombians gathered to talk with Arancha García del Soto on April 16. Del Soto is part of […] Read More >

‘Todos Somos Martha’: Ecuadorians Protest Gender Violence, Femicide and Xenophobia

QUITO — For two days in January, thousands of people mobilized on the main avenues of Quito, Guayaquil and several other cities in Ecuador, protesting sexual violence, femicide and xenophobia. […] Read More >

A 30-Year Quest for Justice in Peru

This article was also published in Spanish in Gatopardo. Read it here.  Raquel Martin sits on the couch in her apartment in Märsta, a suburb 40 miles north of Stockholm, […] Read More >