Category: Andes

Quechua Translation: After Assange Arrest in London, Ecuador’s Moreno Calls Him a ‘Spoiled Brat’

RUNASIMIPI: Quechua, an Andean language, is the most commonly spoken Indigenous language in the Americas, with thousands of speakers. Quechua is not actually called “Quechua” by speakers of the language. […] Read More >

Quechua Translation: Facing Arrest, Peruvian Ex-President Alan García Kills Himself

RUNASIMIPI: Quechua, an Andean language, is the most commonly spoken Indigenous language in the Americas, with thousands of speakers. Quechua is not actually called “Quechua” by speakers of the language. […] 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 >

‘Birds of Passage’ Film Review: Indigenous Communities Rewrite the Drug War

This article, by Jacquelyn Kovarik and Aimar Arizmendi, was originally published in NACLA. Read the original article here. At first glance, “Birds of Passage” (“Pájaros de Verano”) promises a tale […] Read More >

Colombia’s Coca Substitution Plan is Bringing Death and Discord to the Putumayo Region

This article was originally reported for and published in Spanish in La Liga Contra el Silencio. It was translated into English by the author. View the Spanish version here.   […] Read More >

Communities in diaspora are using language to resist assimilation

NEW YORK — Three days a week, the sounds of Haitian Creole fill the fourth floor of the King Juan Carlos I Center in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park. The source […] Read More >

Keiko Fujimori Was Ordered Back to Jail

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU : Right-wing opposition leader and presumed presidential frontrunner Keiko Fujimori was sent back to jail yesterday to complete a 36-month preventative sentence for obstruction of […] Read More >

How Can the UN Better Include Indigenous Peoples in Its Development Goals?: There’s An App For That

NEW YORK — “These are the people who can either choose to support us, or choose to destroy our lives and our lands with their international development projects?” This was […] Read More >

Colombia’s anti-corruption referendum fails to pass quorum despite 99% support

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: An anti-corruption referendum held yesterday barely failed to meet the minimum number of votes required, although each of the seven proposals had more than 99% […] Read More >