Category: Southern Cone

Fuego en Argentina: incendios en el delta del Paraná son amenaza para la vida

Read the story in English here. El domingo, 23 de agosto, alrededor de las 3 p.m., el fuego llegó a la casa de Fabián Ros, 53. Hasta ese día, él […] Read More >

Fires in Argentina: Wildfires in the Paraná Delta Threaten Lives 

Lee la historia en español aquí. On Sunday, Aug. 23, around 3 p.m., a wildfire reached Fabián Ros’ house. Until that day, the 53-year-old and his wife, Viviana, had seen […] Read More >

Demands for Land and Housing Continue After Guernica Eviction

This story was co-published with NACLA.  José Iza’s cell phone won’t stop ringing. It is the week after the eviction of the Guernica occupation. He has been following up with […] Read More >

From Rebel Teas to Marching Bands: A Year of Protest Culture in Chile

ANTOFAGASTA – Raúl “Lito” Naverrete took a step back to evaluate the progress. More than a dozen volunteers showed up to help restore a community mural celebrating elements of the […] Read More >

Argentina Human Rights Emblem Seeks Entry to UNESCO World Heritage List

BUENOS AIRES—Flights arriving to Buenos Aires from the north careen over the gray immensity of De La Plata River. Just before reaching the skyscrapers of the Argentinian capital, they are […] Read More >

In Rio de Janeiro, Civil Society Fights COVID-19

RIO DE JANEIRO—The coronavirus pandemic has already affected the lives of millions of people around the world. Brazil is no exception. In Rio de Janeiro, the coronavirus pandemic worsened social […] Read More >

Pandemic Intensifies Hardships for Brazilian Indigenous Communities

The coronavirus has affected Indigenous communities in every part of Brazil, according to a recent report by the Indigenous advocacy group Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB). As of […] Read More >

Coronavirus Cases Rise in Brazil’s Overcrowded Prisons

By Bruna Lima and Isabelle Xavier RIO DE JANEIRO— Efforts to prevent the novel coronavirus from entering the Brazilian prison system failed. Now, health workers are struggling to prevent mass […] Read More >

Kayapó Leader Dies of COVID-19 in Brazil

This article was co-published with NACLA. CURITIBA—After a 10-day battle with COVID-19, Kayapó leader Paulinho Paiakan died on Wednesday, June 17 at Araguaia Regional Hospital in Pará, Brazil. Bep’kororoti Payakan, […] Read More >

Community Kitchens Sustain Argentina’s Working-Class Neighborhoods

BUENOS AIRES—When Mirta Otero answers the phone, her tone is reserved, less cheerful than usual. She says that she has contracted the coronavirus and is now one of the many […] Read More >