Since 1967, NACLA has published a progressive, quarterly magazine of news and analysis. Centered around a unique “Report” section, which examines a single topic in depth, NACLA Report on the Americas offers comprehensive, analytic coverage of Latin America.
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Love in the Time of Zika
An interview with Salvadoran reproductive rights activist Sara García. In El Salvador, abortion is defined by law as a criminal act, without exception.
Jimmy Morales, the New Face of Guatemala’s Military Old Guard
Guatemala's newly elected president, despite campaigning as the antithesis of a career politician, is backed by the same forces responsible for some of the worst crimes in the country's history.
For a Glimpse of Plan Central America's Future, Look to Colombia
Replicating Plan Colombia's failed approach, a Washington aid program for Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador combines neoliberal economic reforms with military aid.
The Origins of Anti-Haitian Sentiment in the Dominican Republic
Ruling the Dominican Republic from 1930 until his assassination in 1961, Rafael Trujillo used anti-Haitian ideology to rally Dominicans around his dictatorship.
Rewriting the History of Plan Colombia
A five-star general's specious narrative about the program’s success ignores the crimes and impunity of the Colombian military, and excuses the U.S. for fostering systemic human rights violations.
Three Issues That Undermine Chile's Once Popular President
How will President Michelle Bachelet weather the current discontent with her presidency, and can she effectively deal with the corruption that threatens her ability to govern?
A ‘Peace Community’ Tries Nonviolent Resistance in Colombia
As Colombian peace talks over an end to decades-old civil violence between government and rebels proceed, some communities have claimed neutral status for themselves in the name of peace.
Bolivia Greenlights Controversial Highway, Oil and Gas Extraction in National Parks
Bolivian President Evo Morales escalates the stakes in the debate over extractivism as an anti-poverty strategy.
‘Looking for Their Death': Tragedy Highlights Informal Mining Conundrum in Colombia
“If I work mining, I eat. If I don’t work, I don’t eat.”
The Stateless of the Dominican Republic: The Story of Juliana Deguis
In September 2013, the Dominican Republic’s Supreme Court passed a ruling that rendered stateless some 200,000 Dominicans with Haitian roots.
What Is Behind the Controversy in El Salvador's Recent Elections?
Despite an interventionist Supreme Court, a month-long delay in the results, and other irregularities, visiting international observers declared this year's election in El Salvador to be broadly transparent.
How Israeli High-Tech Firms Are Up-Armoring the U.S.-Mexico Border
"Like the Gaza Strip for the Israelis, the U.S. borderlands, dubbed a “constitution-free zone” by the ACLU, are becoming a vast open-air laboratory for tech companies."
Until You Change: ‘Dehomosexualization’ the Ecuadorian Way
Ecuador's government is trying to close or regulate an army of private rehabilitation centers that claim to be able to change individuals' sexual orientations and gender identifications.
A Calendar of Human History, According to Uruguayan Writer Eduardo Galeano
Eduardo Galeano has died. His book, Open Veins of Latin America, captures the region like nothing else. Here are excerpts from his latest book, Children of the Days.
Radio Ambulante Reimagines Latin America’s Most Beloved News Source—the Radio
Radio Ambulante co-founder and executive producer Daniel Alarcón talks about the radio program’s journalistic lineage, the new immigrant reality, and stories that blow borders to bits.
Revolutionary Extractivism in Bolivia?
Extractivism uses money (rents) from natural gas and mineral exports to improve public infrastructures and alleviate poverty through redistributive policies and has broad popular support in Bolivia.
Why Students Think Reforms Fall Short of Fixing Chile's ‘Educational Apartheid’
A new Chilean law bans profits, tuition, and selective admissions in private primary and secondary schools that receive state subsidies, but students say much more is needed.
El Salvador Imprisons 17 Women Who Lost Their Newborns as Murderers
Although a rallying cry for the global abortion rights movement, these 17 Salvadoran women didn't purposefully end their own pregnancies. Instead, they suffered a combination of obstetrical complications and poverty.
How the Tlatelolco Massacre Shaped Modern-Day Mexican Hero Raúl Álvarez Garín
Hundreds of Mexican students were gunned down by their government in 1968. Raúl Álvarez Garín, who was a leader of the national student strike committee, survived.
The Crisis of Small-Scale Fishing in Latin America
Although fishing is a risky activity for those whose livelihoods depend on the water, other forces present a more dramatic and far-reaching threat to small-scale fishing in the Global South.
Let Colombia End Its Civil War
On May 16, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed a preliminary accord on the third of five negotiating points in their peace talks: illicit drugs.