Latest posts by Victoria Robertson
23 September 2015
A photo of a drowned Syrian boy has generated international sympathy, while images of children freezing in the Peruvian Andes have provoked a different response.
13 August 2015
Repeatedly officials charged with obeying the law decided instead to flout or ignore it, whether out of greed, inadequacy, fear or revenge.
21 June 2015
While the FARC and state representatives negotiate a peace deal, the Colombian government and rural communities take steps to remember the victims of violence, preserve collective memory, and promote reconciliation.
28 May 2015
Resistance by Peruvian farmers to the planned Tía María mining operation has increased in the last few weeks. Here is some background on the origins of the conflict.
23 May 2015
14 May 2015
26 April 2015
Only five Latin American countries have recognized the Armenian genocide, among them Argentina, where a journalist tells the story of her grandparents harrowing escape.
The Uruguayan writer was one of the first in Latin America to dare to muse on the nature of the game known as the opium of the people.
22 April 2015
Daniela Peralta fights an Ecuadorian law that prevents her from donating organ tissue to save her sister-in-law, who is suffering from kidney failure.
16 April 2015
On National Day of Memory and Solidarity with Victims of the Armed Conflict, Colombians turn out in droves to march for peace, a goal that overcomes traditional differences.
15 April 2015
The Summit of the Americas shined a spotlight on the political divisions that characterize Cuban civil society inside the country and abroad.
13 April 2015
This is the first in a series of posts about the Cherán community, which took on organized crime, established self-government and uses citizen media to strengthen and preserve its traditions.
6 April 2015
Peru's Congress recently censured its Prime Minster for the first time in 50 years. Expect the battles between the legislature and the executive to continue.
31 March 2015
Excerpts from the most popular segments of an interview with the writer William Ospina on history, perception, and cultural identity in Colombia and Latin America.
26 March 2015
Ever since the tribulations of Hamid Babaei and his wife began, his classmates at Liège and in Brussels have shown them unrelenting solidarity.
23 March 2015
Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui says her firing is an attack on freedom of expression; her bosses say it's a breach of confidence. Either way, this is not her first rodeo.