Category: Regions

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 >

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 >

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 >

‘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 >

Fifth Guatemalan Youth Dies Under CBP Custody In The Last 6 Months

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BORDER: A 16 year-old boy became the fifth Guatemalan minor to die under the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) since December 2018. Carlos […] 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 >