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NACLA

Since 1967, NACLA has published a progressive, quarterly magazine of news and analysis. Centered around a unique “Report” section, which examines a single topic in depth, NACLA Report on the Americas offers comprehensive, analytic coverage of Latin America.

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Latest posts by NACLA

30 March 2015

Revolutionary Extractivism in Bolivia?

Extractivism uses money (rents) from natural gas and mineral exports to improve public infrastructures and alleviate poverty through redistributive policies and has broad popular support in Bolivia.

17 March 2015

Why Students Think Reforms Fall Short of Fixing Chile's ‘Educational Apartheid’

A new Chilean law bans profits, tuition, and selective admissions in private primary and secondary schools that receive state subsidies, but students say much more is needed.

16 December 2014

El Salvador Imprisons 17 Women Who Lost Their Newborns as Murderers

Although a rallying cry for the global abortion rights movement, these 17 Salvadoran women didn't purposefully end their own pregnancies. Instead, they suffered a combination of obstetrical complications and poverty.

21 October 2014

How the Tlatelolco Massacre Shaped Modern-Day Mexican Hero Raúl Álvarez Garín

Hundreds of Mexican students were gunned down by their government in 1968. Raúl Álvarez Garín, who was a leader of the national student strike committee, survived.

14 August 2014

The Crisis of Small-Scale Fishing in Latin America

Although fishing is a risky activity for those whose livelihoods depend on the water, other forces present a more dramatic and far-reaching threat to small-scale fishing in the Global South.

16 June 2014

Let Colombia End Its Civil War

On May 16, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed a preliminary accord on the third of five negotiating points in their peace talks: illicit drugs.

28 April 2014

Good Enough to Work: Low Pay and No Rights

Undocumented labor contributes to the U.S. economy and this contribution would not be possible without a workforce among whom millions have already risked incarceration, deportation, physical abuse, and death.

28 March 2014

Displaced and Duty-Free in El Tamarindo, Colombia

El Tamarindo was formed by internally displaced families on empty, untitled land in Colombia. With the expansion of the Barranquilla Free Trade Zone, the community is being forcefully displaced again.

12 March 2014

For Abortion Rights in Bolivia, A Modest Gain

Bolivia's highest court rejected a constitutional challenge to a restrictive abortion law, while ruling that legal abortions no longer require a judge's consent.

25 February 2014

Police Repression Legalized as Mining Protests Grow in Peru

An article in Peru's penal code was modified to allow police and the military to use lethal force against protestors. Activist Elmer Campos Álvarez lives to tell the story.

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