Nationwide demonstrations in Colombia, inspired in part by the BLM and “Defund the Police” movements, erupted after police officers murdered a law student in Bogotá.
Jeremy Kryt has reported on the drug war and human rights issues from Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. His work has appeared in the Huffington Post, the Earth Island Journal, and In These Times magazine, among others. He lives in Chicago and travels often on assignment.
A string of massacres has killed 48 people so far this month. Some claim “coronavirus death squads” are targeting those who violate lockdown, others blame a series of turf wars.
Five members of a threatened community are still missing after being disappeared by men in police uniforms—the latest in a long line of attacks against activists.
The president is using a crackdown on MS-13 to push political and racist agendas, and not to address what drives gang recruitment in the first place, experts say.
‘Chris was simultaneously the most glamorous and adventurous person who’d ever walked among us.’
The bold assassination attempt against a high-ranking police officer in the heart of Mexico City highlights a rising tide of cartel violence under the pandemic.
How does the oldest insurgency in the world keep going? And... why? Is it dogma? Drugs? And could it—or would it—correct the injustices it denounces?
Trump can try to stop the spread of COVID-19 from "epicenter" Brazil with a travel ban. The native peoples of the Amazon basin, especially vulnerable to the pandemic, cannot.
Gringo adventurers have been trying to pull off South American coups for about 200 years—and failing miserably. But the survivors of this op are in their own class of stupid.
Organized-crime groups throughout Latin America are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to increase their power and influence.