Regions / Latin America & Caribbean
When it comes to what should be a fundamental goal of foreign policy — world peace — the elites aren't even trying.
Call it blowback: How one Salvadoran union organizer survived torture by U.S.-backed security forces and took his activism north of the border.
Were it not for Republicans, developments to mitigate global warming would be cause for celebration.
An investigation into who authorized the U.S. military and intelligence agencies to equip, train, and assist the Guatemalan army in its war crimes should follow its president's trial for corruption.
Latin America's largest country once looked ascendant. Now it's been laid low by widespread violence, structural racism, endemic corruption, and external economic shocks.
Otto Pérez Molina started his rise to power during a U.S.-backed dirty war. The uprising against impunity that brought him down has been waiting in the wings ever since.
Guatemalans banded together to depose a corrupt administration with dark connections to human rights violations. But another election looms, and the candidates don't inspire confidence.
Authorities in Argentina and beyond are cracking down on indigenous communities that protest resource extraction — while re-writing laws to promote fossil fuels.
Every democracy in the world has an elected legislature. Why not the United Nations?
Activists in Chile have made their government draw red lines on the corporate-friendly investment deal. North Americans could take a lesson.