Category: Southern Cone

The Dam that (Almost) Brought Down Paraguay’s President

The past two weeks have brought Paraguayans a political earthquake and a crowd of new household names, all connected to a bilateral energy deal signed with Brazil in May and […] Read More >

Bolsonaro Doubles Down on Threats to Brazil’s Indigenous with New Policy

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stepped up his assault on Indigenous land rights last month, continuing a trend that started before his presidency and has accelerated […] Read More >

With the Help of Nuns and a Lawyer, a Paraguayan Indigenous Group Wins Back Their Ancestral Territory

ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay—In early May, the Jejyty Miri Indigenous community in Paraguay received the good news they’d been waiting for. After three years of struggle over their 500-hectare territory near the […] Read More >

‘Green Wave’ Sweeps Buenos Aires as New Bill is Proposed to Legalize Abortion

BUENOS AIRES—Thousands of Argentines turned out in the streets and parks surrounding the Palace of the Argentine National Congress in Buenos Aires on Tuesday. Donning green scarves, face-paint and make-up, […] Read More >

In Wake of School Shooting, Brazil’s Anti-Crime Bill Could Bring More Tragedy, Experts Warn

As two shooters killed eight students and staff at a school in the São Paulo suburb of Suzano last week, several crime and gun bills were making their way through […] 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 >

Queer Brazilians Are Using Art to Resist Bolsonaro’s Anti-LGBTQ Agenda

NEW YORK – As Brazil grapples with a new anti-LGBTQ president, its queer citizens are fighting President Jair Bolsonaro’s anti-LGBTQ policies by using art as a form of resistance. In […] Read More >

The Inter-American Human Rights Commission is worried about Brazil

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights released a report on Brazil yesterday expressing “deep concerns” over human rights. The group, which is part of the Organization […] Read More >

Prelude

A Guest Opinion Jorge Rafael Videla didn’t come into power overnight in Argentina, nor did he start disappearing people by accident. It was the result of years of authoritarianism, violence […] Read More >

With or Without Paris, Brazilian Politics Sway Global Climate Change

This Sunday Brazilians will vote in the second round of a presidential election that has captured the world’s attention. The choice is between a representative of Brazil’s leftist Partido dos […] Read More >