Trump administration policies are systematically making natural disasters more harmful for the poor and people of color.
In Guam, the Gravest Threat Isn’t North Korea — It’s the United States
The United States is using this Pacific colony as its own private firing range.
The Anti-Corruption Revolution
Global uprisings against corruption can fuse middle-class concerns over the rule of law to a more radical critique of unequal political systems.
Trump’s Restrictions on Cuba Are a Detour, Not the Future
It’s unlikely the administration has either the will or the means to roll back the full suite of Obama-era reforms.
How Local, Grassroots Organizing Drove El Salvador’s Mining Ban
U.S. environmentalists take note: El Salvador’s activists proved that a national consensus on environmentalism can be forged one town at a time.
The Militarization of U.S. Policy on Latin America Is Deepening Under Trump
With development assistance slashed, the face of U.S. diplomacy in the region will more often be wearing a uniform.
Remembering a Priest, a Diplomat, and a Voice for Palestine
Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann was a man who spoke truth to power and expected others to do the same.
The Residue of Empire
As the tide of American empire recedes, the Golden Arches remain in place.
Think Trump Is Too Cozy with Dictators? Check Out the U.S. Military.
In 45 countries, U.S. military bases prop up undemocratic regimes of all sorts, while often interfering with local campaigns for democracy.
Why is Venezuela Spiraling Out of Control?
Opposition violence and the government’s increasing authoritarianism are both to blame.