Category: Photo Essays

Outrage Over Rising Violence in Colombia Explodes Across Borders

NEW YORK — The desperate screams of a small child witnessing his mother’s murder in Colombia echoed around the world on July 26, when people in 80 cities around the […] Read More >

‘Green Wave’ Sweeps Buenos Aires as New Bill is Proposed to Legalize Abortion

BUENOS AIRES—Thousands of Argentines turned out in the streets and parks surrounding the Palace of the Argentine National Congress in Buenos Aires on Tuesday. Donning green scarves, face-paint and make-up, […] Read More >

New Yorkers Join Protesters Around the World in Fight for Brazilian Amazon

Demarcação já! Demarcação já! (Demarcation now! Demarcation now!) This was the chant of a sparse but vocal group of protesters gathered outside the Brazilian Consulate in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday […] Read More >

El Salvador’s Murdered Ex-Archbishop is Canonized

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – At 2 a.m. local time last Sunday, while gang-related killings continued throughout the country, El Salvador’s murdered former Archbishop Oscar Romero was canonized. It may have […] Read More >

50th Anniversary Tlatelolco Massacre Protest

MEXICO CITY—The city center was paralyzed on Tuesday by the floods of mainly young people marching from the Plaza of the Three Cultures to the Zócalo, the two main squares […] Read More >

FARC Rebels and Colombia’s Government are one Step Closer to Signing a Peace Deal

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA — On April 9, 1948, Colombian liberal presidential candidate Jorge Eliécer Gaitán was murdered in downtown Bogotá. A hired hitman approached Gaitán at noon and shot him. The […] Read More >

Photo Essay: Cubans Participate (or Don’t) in Havana’s 12th Biennial

HAVANA, Cuba — A stream of Cuban children push and jostle one another, fighting for a spot at the front of the line. A mother blows a whistle hanging from […] Read More >

In New York, Protesters Against Police Brutality Embrace Families of Mexico’s Missing Students

NEW YORK — Seven months to the day after watching two of his classmates get shot in the head and many more get taken away — never to be heard […] Read More >

Mass Protests in Brazil Call for Impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff

Protesters in over 150 cities across Brazil demanded the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff and an end to corruption on Sunday. Rousseff’s administration is struggling to reverse an economic downturn […] Read More >

Leftist Groups in New York Protest Student Killings in Mexico

NEW YORK — Dozens of activists congregated outside the Mexican consulate to protest the Sept. 26 attack in Mexico’s Guerrero state that left six dead, 25 injured and at least 43 students […] Read More >