The pandemic provided opportunities for more exploitation, but communities kept rising up despite greater adversity.
Colombia has new leaders who see the direct link between plutocracy and the plunder of our most valuable ecosystem.
Running on a platform of gender equity, progressive taxation, and environmental protection, Colombia’s first leftist president could bring much-needed change to a deeply unequal nation.
The recent election in Colombia has produced new hope for the country–and for the whole region.
In Patagonia, an Indigenous community’s fight against repressive mining interests mirrors struggles across the hemisphere.
Global mining companies have used the pandemic to push unwanted projects on vulnerable communities, who are fighting back — and sometimes winning.
A new wave of extractivism from the Global South is the hidden side of the energy transitions in the North.
An attempted assassination, criminalization, and violent eviction in 2014 didn’t stop the Peaceful Resistance of La Puya in Guatemala.
The region faces a choice between top-down “green growth” and bottom-up efforts to transform economies.
The last decade saw democratization in El Salvador and brutal repression in Honduras. Suddenly, those trends appear to have reversed.
The victory of Xiomara Castro in Honduras is a sign that region is ready to exit its lost decade.
A secretive World Bank tribunal lets multinational corporations sue governments over basic regulations. Mexico should lead a Latin American exodus.
In the face of extractive industries’ enormous economic clout, Central Americans are facing increasing displacement and threats to their democratic rights.
Pan American Silver paves the way for ecologically and socially destructive mines, and lets communities deal with the fallout.