International drug policies reflect a bias towards the global north, with damaging consequences for the south.
Charles Beach, in Cúcuta, witnessed Branson’s concert and the halting of the aid convoy On 22 January Richard Branson came to the Colombian border city of Cúcuta, a place that I’ve called my home and PhD field site for the last year, to organize a fundraising concert for the people of...
How Hillary Clinton failed the peoples of Central America and migrants from the region to the US

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Demonstrations against Brazil's new President, Michel Temer, widely regarded as a usurper, are taking place in many cities and towns.
Voices of Latin America is published in the US by Monthly Review Press, in partnership with LAB and Practical Action Publishing. The US launch event: Thursday, May 16, 6:30-9pm Verso Books 20 Jay Street, Suite 1010, Brooklyn, NY 11201 There will be a lively debate and a glass of wine with panelists, including Voices of Latin America editor, Tom Gatehouse; Brooklyn Museum Director of...
Brazil’s 1988 constitution and other laws established the right of landless peasants to claim unused and underutilized lands. Thousands, with the support of the landless movement, occupied tracts. At times, they even succeeded in getting authorities to set up agrarian reform settlements. Big landowners always opposed giving large tracts of land to the landless but, until roads began...
This report by Nasim Chatha for Truthout was first published on July 22 2017. You can read the original here. The new federal penitentiary in Santa Barbara, Honduras, occupies a strip of land between a highway and cloudy, forested hills. "El Pozo," or The Pit, as it's known, is surrounded by barbed wire and has two additional checkpoints beyond the...
Only four days after Jair Bolsonaro's election, federal judge Sergio Moro, Lula’s nemesis, hurried to Rio to accept the president elect’s invitation to become his minister of Justice. Even Bolsonaro was impressed by the judge’s enthusiasm. “He accepted as eagerly as a student getting his diploma at graduation,” he said. The new minister will be boss of a greatly...
This article was first published by UpsideDownWorld. You can see the original here. Header image: Over 400,000 people from 13 different countries including El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti and Nicaragua are able to live in the United States under Temporary Protected Status. Source: CHTV T he Trump administration is mulling revoking Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for tens of thousands of immigrants from Central...
As the impeachment process comes to an end, a group of intellectuals, both Brazilian and foreign, publish a collection of essays, analysing President Dilma Rousseff's time in government and repudiating the veiled coup.

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