Category: Features

Guaraní Mbya Win Reprieve From Deforestation

SÃO PAULO—“They just started cutting. We woke up with the sound of the weeping trees,” says Wera Mirim, a Guarani Mbya leader. On January 31st, one of the biggest construction […] Read More >

The Long Shadow of Argentina’s Shale Boom

NEUQUÉN, Argentina— The Vaca Muerta region of Argentina is the promised land of unconventional oil and gas production. But as the shale industry struggles amidst the market crash, the social […] Read More >

Attacks on Venezuelan Press Continue During Lockdown

CARACAS— Authorities are clamping down on journalists informing the public about the coronavirus pandemic. Press freedom in Venezuela was already threatened, and as the public health crisis progresses, the government […] Read More >

Argentinian Scientists Promote Cooperation and Conservation in Antarctica

BUENOS AIRES— Every morning in Antarctica, Argentinian paleontologist María Eugenia Raffi and her team ate breakfast by the Weddell Sea, while the temperature was far below zero. The small team […] Read More >

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 >