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Latin America news and analysis from The Nation
December 7, 2021
When the United Fruit Company Tried to Buy Guatemala
How a sitting, elected national government found itself in the position of having to buy its own country.
Olúfémi O. Táíwò
December 6, 2021
Honduras Elects a Socialist—but Will She Be Allowed to Govern?
administration won’t have it easy: Corrupt networks permeate every branch of government.
November 29, 2021
Gayl Jones’s Epic of Liberation
In her new novel,
Jones offers a story of slavery and freedom in the Americas.
Farah Jasmine Griffin
November 22, 2021
Donald Duck Quacks Again as Chile Elects a New President
A half-century after it fed the Pinochet regime’s bonfire of heretical books, a celebrated “handbook of decolonization” has new relevance to a country on the brink of a momentous choice.
November 22, 2021
Francia Márquez Mina Confronts Colombia’s “Politics of Death”
The first Black woman to run for president in Colombia has ignited a movement.
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November 18, 2021
The Latest Round of Protests in Cuba Are a Bust—for Now
But US sanctions and Covid have kept the island in a vise only made worse by a dysfunctional economy and long overdue reforms.
October 27, 2021
How Climate Change and Gang Violence Intersect in Honduras
As climate impacts worsen in this struggling country, migration increases and that puts many in danger of gang violence.
October 25, 2021
Facing Prison, Steven Donziger Refuses to Be Silenced
The environmentalist lawyer says Chevron has “to try and destroy what I represent.”
October 21, 2021
Were the Recent Haiti Kidnappings Business, Politics—or Both?
Both the assassination of Jovenel Moïse and the recent kidnapping of the Christian missionaries should be seen as a kind of blowback—blowback that has exposed our deplorable and failed policy in Haiti.
October 12, 2021
America’s Long History of Mistreating Haitian Migrants
Recent images of Border Patrol agents chasing down Haitians have sparked outrage, but the US has been rounding up, detaining, and deporting asylum seekers from Haiti for decades.