Category: Andes

Will Climate Change Affect El Niño?

As an alternative climate summit gets underway in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba, many in the Andean region are wondering how they will cope with El Niño, a cyclical meteorological […] Read More >

Edwin Valero Found Dead In Jail Cell On Day of Venezuela’s Bicentennial

Today in Latin America Top Story — Boxing champion Edwin Valero was found hanged with his own clothes in his jail cell early Monday morning. The Venezuelan police said he […] Read More >

Paramilitary Politics in Colombia; A Talk With Claudia López

Paramilitary Politics In Colombia: A Talk With Claudia Lopez from Latin America News Dispatch on Vimeo. NEW YORK — Colombian political analyst Claudia López visited New York University’s Center of […] Read More >

Ecuador’s President Correa Calls for More Oil Revenue; Threatens To Nationalize Foreign Companies

Today in Latin America Top Story — Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said he will push legislation to allow the expropriation of private oil companies from Spain, Brazil, Italy and China if […] Read More >

Colombia’s DAS Carried Out “Political Warfare” Against Journalist Hollman Morris, Files Indicate

Today in Latin America Top Story — Documents posted to the Center of International Policy’s “Plan Colombia and Beyond” blog indicate that the Department of Administrative Security in Colombia coordinated […] Read More >

The Top Ten Developments from Colombia’s 2010 Congressional Elections

Colombia held congressional elections on Sunday, March 15. The following analysis, written by La Silla Vacía and translated by the Latin America News Dispatch, provides a rundown of the elections’ […] Read More >

Claudia Llosa’s “The Milk of Sorrow” Takes Peru to the Oscars (Film Review)

“The Milk of Sorrow” (La Teta Asustada), Peru’s first Oscar-nominated film, exposes the trauma left by the country’s 20 year-long struggle with domestic terrorism to an international audience. From the […] Read More >

Ceviche — South America Offers The Next Big Thing In Raw Food

New York — American palates have for years embraced sushi, the refined and artful Japanese rendering of raw fish. But what about ceviche? Why isn’t this crisply chilled, citrus marinated […] Read More >

Dame Pa’ Matala Brings Venezuelan Hip Hop, Revolutionary Message To New York City (Video)

NEW YORK–Dame Pa’ Matala brought their unique blend of Venezuelan rhythms and revolutionary hip hop to New York City’s Aaron Davis Hall on Nov. 2, 2009. Meet the band, hear […] Read More >