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.
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.
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.
Latin America’s worst outbreak is a gruesome harbinger of what’s to come when poverty meets pandemic.
Millions of displaced Venezuelans are at enormous risk in Latin America, and Trump’s decision to threaten the Maduro regime right now is going to make things much worse.
If the U.S. president has his way, clouds of the weed killer glyphosate will descend on crops and people in Colombia. His EPA says it’s safe. Thousands of lawsuits say it’s not.
The nation’s biggest active guerrilla group, the ELN, has carried out more than 100 separate attacks in the last week and its ranks have been growing.
Allegations that Mexico’s most famous drug lord teamed up with top officials and a U.S. ICE agent have shocked even cynical Colombians.
One soldier was killed and three more wounded, including a top regional commander, after a cocaine-filled airplane touched down near a Caribbean resort in Mexico.
A fundamentalist sect sacrificed multiple victims, including a pregnant woman and six children, in a remote jungle village. Its extremism was imported direct from the USA.