Plan Colombia, Permanent War and the NO Vote

Escrito por  |  17 / October / 2016
Thousands turn out to support peace after No vote

The Colombian people voted NO to peace. Or to be exact, 50.2% of 37% of the eligible population voted no. In the referendum held Oct. 2, the majority of voters decided to scuttle four years of peace talks dedicated to ending 52 years of bloodshed.

Anatomy of the New Brazilian Right

Escrito por  |  11 / October / 2016

The Free Brazil Movement was one of the groups in charge of convening the massive demonstrations to impeach Dilma Rousseff. The institutional coup they promoted encouraged the movement, made up primarily of youth between 17 and 30 years old, to launch bids for power in the Oct. 2 municipal elections, where they eight of their members were elected to city councils.

Colombia Votes NO Amid Polarization and Misinformation

Escrito por  |  11 / October / 2016

Tens of thousands march to support the peace process after the Oct. NO vote

Rio 2016: the Irresistible Militarization of Sports

Escrito por  |  23 / August / 2016
Judo militares

Rio de Janeiro is militarized for the Olympic Games, with more than 80,000 soldiers and police officers patrolling the streets. But in the games themselves, a much less visible process is taking place: a significant portion of participating athletes come from the military.

How Brexit Affects Latin America

Escrito por  |  8 / July / 2016

Almost as soon as the results of the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union came out, Latin America felt the impact. Following the Brexit referendum, the Brazilian stock market plummeted, the Argentine peso dropped, Mexican officials slashed the budget and Falkland Islanders began to worry.

Brazil’s Crisis and the New Right

Escrito por  |  18 / June / 2016

The impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff resulted from the conjunction of three factors: the rupture of the alliance with business owners, the rise of a new militant right, and the PT’s serious mistakes after abandoning the streets.

New Goldman Prize Winner Vows Murder of Previous One Won’t Deter Her

Escrito por  |  21 / April / 2016

Like Berta Caceres before her, Maxima Acuña has resisted violence and eviction in championing the protection of natural resources against powerful international corporate exploitation.