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June 8, 2021
In Honduras, US Efforts to Deter Migrants Add Danger, Costs
Critics warn that increasing militarization of the border here just means more bribe money, more corruption—and pushing more migrants into the arms of traffickers.
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March 8, 2019
How AMLO Is Taking on Mexico’s Billion-Dollar Gasoline Thieves
For years, the country’s war on illicit activity has only encouraged more violence. Its new president has a plan to change that.
October 18, 2017
How US Foreign Policy Helped Create the Immigration Crisis
Neoliberal strictures, support for oligarchs, and the War on Drugs have impoverished millions and destabilized Latin America.
June 22, 2017
Will Last Year’s Peace Treaty Survive, or Is the Past Prologue in Colombia?
An interview with historian Robert Karl on the country’s violent demobilization.
June 8, 2017
A Brutal Expulsion in Guatemala Shows How Neoliberalism Gets Greenwashed
Government and big media portray it as a conflict between squatters and conservationists, but it’s just as much about extraction, displacement, militarization, and narcotics.
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January 5, 2017
Will the Trump Administration Approve a Military Deal Between Honduras and Israel?
Allowing the deal would be a powerful sign that the new administration plans to revive the Nixon Doctrine.
September 29, 2016
A Growing Grassroots Movement in Mexico Is Resisting the US-Backed Drug War
Citizens are protesting disappearances, searching mass graves, and demanding an end to impunity.
September 2, 2015
What’s Happening in Guatemala?
With its government about to fall, Guatemala is finally questioning the neoliberal orthodoxy of the post–Cold War world.
July 9, 2015
Rudy Giuliani Stands to Make a Lot of Money Off El Salvador’s Crime
His twisted plan for combatting crime in Central America will lead to increased police repression and increased private investment payouts.
April 6, 2015
How to Create an Afghan Blackwater
How an American fantasy conflict created disaster in Afghanistan.