Category: North America

‘Green Tide’ Reaches Mexico as Oaxaca Decriminalizes Abortion

The chambers of the state legislature in Oaxaca, Mexico, exploded with shouts of joy and rage Sept. 25 as the region voted to decriminalize first-trimester abortions in a 24-10 vote. […] 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 >

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 >

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 >

As Violence Continues at Home, Exiled Colombians Reconstruct Collective Memory

In a small classroom at the City University of New York (CUNY), exiled Colombians gathered to talk with Arancha García del Soto on April 16. Del Soto is part of […] Read More >

UN Launches 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

New York, NY — On Feb. 1, the United Nations kicked off the 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The year aims to […] 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 >

Trump appeals to taxpayers for border wall funding

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: In the first oval office speech of his presidency, President Donald Trump yesterday attempted to move public opinion in support of funding a “barrier” at […] Read More >

Brazil’s New President Marks 1st Week in Office with Conservative Reforms

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Less than a week after taking office on New Year’s Day, President Jair Bolsonaro followed through with many of his campaign pledges, including conservative social […] Read More >

Asylum Seekers Will Be Sent Back To Wait In Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA THE BORDER: Amid a possible government shutdown over border wall funding, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that migrant asylum seekers will be sent back […] Read More >