Latin America

Remembered as a hero who gave his life to help the everyday people of Nicaragua rebuild. more

Apr 28, 2017 2:53 PM Dispatches


Daniel Cima

The Honduran activist, whose murder may have been planned at the highest levels of government involving elite U.S.-trained military officers, continues to inspire people to defend their rights even in the face of continuing death threats. more

Mar 6, 2017 10:48 AM Dispatches

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Joe Anderson

Getting closer to this “truth” is part of an ongoing struggle in Spain, and throughout the world, to come to some reconciliation with a brutal past. more

Jan 26, 2017 10:59 AM Magazine

Part great escape, part poetry in motion, the film shows a different side of the great poet’s revolutionary spirit. more

Dec 16, 2016 3:08 PM Dispatches

Rio suffers from serious problems, the very features, I would argue, that made it so attractive to the International Olympic Committee. more

Aug 16, 2016 2:19 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

There may even be a case for reparations. more

Jun 1, 2016 6:50 PM Op-Eds 14 Comments

The successor government has already made huge mistakes. more

May 23, 2016 10:03 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

A person fleeing persecution is supposed to present herself to an immigration officer to claim asylum. Following the law is not illegal. more

Jan 7, 2016 6:17 PM Op-Eds

How the murder capital of the world became a poster-child of urban innovation. more

Dec 24, 2015 3:25 AM Magazine 4 Comments

How the murder capital of the world became a poster-child of urban innovation. more

Dec 24, 2015 3:25 AM Magazine

The plight of Central Americans desperate to escape violence and poverty by fleeing to the U.S., remains an under-told story. more

Sep 18, 2015 7:32 PM Dispatches

Remembering Latin America’s Forgotten Ones “Olvidados” is one of those gripping, hard hitting political pictures about Latin America, a tradition including Sergei Eisenstein’s 1932 epic “Que Viva Mexico!”, Costa-Gavras’ 1972 “State of Siege” a... more

Sep 18, 2015 4:48 PM Op-Eds

Photo by Balint Földesi On May 29, the United States removed Cuba from the list of “state sponsors of terrorism” as one more step toward normalization of relations between the two countries. But, historically, it is the United States that has ... more

Jun 3, 2015 10:07 PM Op-Eds

"Nature is very tired,” wrote the frail Spaniard Luis Alfonso de Carvallo. The year was 1695. If only he could see us now. more

Apr 13, 2015 6:05 PM Magazine 2 Comments

The Obama administration wants to make Venezuela the new Cuba, and is losing friends in the process. more

Apr 9, 2015 2:42 PM Op-Eds

Romero taught us all an invaluable lesson: He stood up to bullies and he did not turn his back on his people. Image credit: J. Puig Reixach more

Mar 24, 2015 6:07 PM Op-Eds 3 Comments

I come from a long line of strong women. Women who left home and made a new life in a foreign land. These women’s blood flows in mine. I know their stories because they were revealed to me at the kitchen table. more

Mar 9, 2015 6:18 PM Magazine 2 Comments

The contrasting coverage of problems in Venezuela and Mexico tells us less about these two countries and more about the biases of the U.S. government and major media in this country. Image credit: Laura Domínguez more

Mar 5, 2015 7:55 PM Op-Eds 8 Comments

Just in time for the holidays, we got a burst of cheery news from Washington.  Obama's surprise gift--restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba--delighted everyone tired of watching the Administration's constant compromise and retreat from the ... more

Dec 23, 2014 6:49 PM Dispatches

From our 1963 archive, this piece explores the tension between the United States and Cuba after the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961. Wechsler writes, "Indeed, there have been moments in the last two years when one was tempted to wonder whether... more

Dec 18, 2014 4:37 PM Magazine

Salvadoran Americans have become stereotypically associated with gangs. Continuing media coverage of the issue, most recently of a massive law-enforcement crackdown on Nov. 15 targeting a Salvadoran-American gang in Los Angeles, has helpe... more

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