Category: North America

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 >

Brazil’s Lula Stays In Prison

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: The chief justice of the Supreme Court overruled a decision yesterday that could have freed former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from prison. Lawyers […] Read More >

Protests arise after Guatemalan girl dies in U.S. custody

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA THE BORDER: Protests have been held at the U.S.-Mexico border after a seven-year-old girl who traveled north from Guatemala died in custody. As part of a […] Read More >

Warrants Served on Eve of 9-Month Anniversary of Marielle’s Murder

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Police served arrest, search, and seizure warrants yesterday related to the assassination of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Marielle Franco, who was shot dead nine months […] Read More >

‘The fight belongs to everyone’: Former domestic workers in Mexico see themselves in Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’

MEXICO CITY — In Alfonso Cuarón’s new film “Roma,” the housekeeper, Cleo, cleans, cooks and cares for family members who aren’t her own. She is always there, but she is also […] Read More >