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 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...
What’s behind the chaos in Chile? 🔊

What’s behind the chaos in Chile? 🔊

The nation of Chile is “at war” – or so says the president Sebastián Piñera as a wave of protests has swept the South American country for the last week. Piñera has declared a state or emergency, calling in the military, and putting in place curfews, including the...