Category: Features

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 >

Questions Linger in Death of Mexican Monarch Defender 

The village of El Soldado Anónimo is tucked between saddle-like hills, fallow corn fields and fragrant evergreen forests in eastern Michoacán, Mexico. On January 13, the yearly patron saint’s festival […] Read More >

Tired of Empty Promises, Mexican Women Call on Government to End Violence

The brutal murder of 25-year-old Ingrid Escamilla on February 9 in Mexico City set off a wave of ongoing protests. Officials from the Mexico City public prosecutor’s office leaked photos […] Read More >

How Puerto Rico Failed Alexa, the Homeless Trans Woman Murdered in Toa Baja

This article is republished from Latino Rebels. SAN JUAN — On Monday February 24, Neulisa “Alexa” Luciano Ruiz was found dead in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. Her body was covered […] Read More >

Impunity Reigns in the Murder of Samir Flores

Samir Flores Soberanes was gunned down outside his home on February 20, 2019. The Indigenous Náhuatl farmer, radio producer, and environmental activist was from Amilcingo, Morelos. The day before he […] Read More >

Sanctuary in New York City Isn’t So Simple

Last week, The New York Times broke the story that Border Patrol will deploy tactical units from the southern border to cities that do not comply with immigration enforcement. These […] Read More >

Chief Raoni, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Presides Over Historic Meeting with Over 600 Indigenous Leaders in Brazil

This article originally appeared on Mongabay and is also available in Portuguese. LAND is republishing it under Creative Commons. The harsh midday sun shines down in the Kayapó village of […] Read More >