Regions / Latin America & Caribbean
Activist Bryan Farrell expected be put in jail for standing up for the rights of prisoners at Guantanamo. What he didn't expect was 30 hours of imprisonment, the realization that this was nothing compared to those in Guantanamo, and the sense of solidarity with the 82 other activists who decided to stand up for human rights.
Noam Chomsky looks at the increasing power and coordination of the countries of the Global South.
With his preference for diplomacy over militarism, we must neither be naïve about Barack Obama's limitations nor cynical about his potential.
Evo Morales and his supporters have a plan to reform Bolivia, explains Laura Carlsen, and they'll stare down vested interests, international bankers, and even Washington if necessary.
The charismatic populist's positions on many domestic policy issues may warrant progressives' support, but his foreign policy record is decidedly mixed.
The Catholic Church in Latin America is no longer the only game in town.
As Latin America's leftward political shift grows deeper roots, U.S. influence over the region is declining.
E. Ethelbert Miller talks with Edwidge Danticat about her new memoir, U.S. immigration law, and U.S.-Haitian relations.
Patrick Quirk explains the "friendship" of people who are seemingly worlds away: The Landless Workers Movement (MST) in Brazil and their friends here in United States - the Friends of the MST.
The United States' ill-conceived war on drugs has failed at home and failed in Colombia. As columnist Laura Carlsen explains, Mexico is up next.