What happens if we lose the Amazon?

What happens if we lose the Amazon?

By Vanessa Andreotti Brazil is voting to legalize the destruction of the Amazon forest and the extermination of Indigenous peoples, the forest’s last line of defense.  It is not just the people of Brazil who will suffer in the face of their government’s smartly...
What’s happening in Haiti?

What’s happening in Haiti?

By Rashmee Roshan Lall The 7 July assassination of the country’s president, Jovenel Moïse, has thrown the country into disarray. Here’s what you need to know. In the days since president Jovenel Moïse’s assassination last week, Haiti’s situation has become...
What is the context behind the protests in Cuba?

What is the context behind the protests in Cuba?

By Democracia Abierta In unprecedented protests, Cubans demonstrated against their government and its mishandling of the pandemic, only to be met with repression. For the first time in over 60 years, thousands of Cubans, in more than 20 towns and cities across the...
What is going on in Colombia? 🔊

What is going on in Colombia? 🔊

In April, Colombian demonstrators took to the streets to protest new policies proposed by the Government. The police responded with violence, with videos of the police response going viral. The response has subsequently led to larger protests against the Colombian...
What is the state of democracy in Latin America?

What is the state of democracy in Latin America?

By Francesc Badia i Dalmases This year’s election cycle will tell us whether political systems in the region can deal with social tensions made worse by the pandemic. Aseries of elections in Latin America this year, either held already or scheduled to take place, are...