Category: Andes

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 >

All nine judges of Ecuador’s highest court were dismissed in what former president called “a true coup”

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: The transitory Citizens Participation and Social Control Council dismissed all nine justices of the nation’s highest court on the argument that there had been a […] Read More >

OAS calls Venezuela a “dictatorship” and asks other countries ignore extradition requests related to explosives attack

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA     VENEZUELA: The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States issued yesterday a press release urging its member countries to “ignore extradition requests from the […] Read More >

New Venezuelan currency tied to oil price and with five fewer zeroes began circulating yesterday

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   VENEZUELA: The new currency with five lopped zeroes announced weeks ago by President Nicolás Maduro began circulating yesterday after a bank “blackout” the night before […] Read More >