By James Gerardo Lamb | How to build hope in a war-torn region where "every Colombian alive has suffered violence"? A profile of Colombian politican Sergio Fajardo's mission to restore peace to his country.
By Lauren Withey | In October of 2016, Colombian citizens rejected a referendum to ratify a peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. An exploration of the background and perspectives of both sides of the vote.
By Harley Shaiken | A reorientation from "free trade vs. protectionism" to "inclusive trade vs. corporate protectionism," in which unbalanced trade agreements may lead to higher productivity, but also result in a polarized economy and an unequal society.
By Javier Couso | Judicial independence is necessary to limit corruption and ensure a functioning constitutional democracy. An analysis of the characteristics of autonomous courts in Latin America.
By Rosemary Joyce and Russell Sheptak | Civil society and human rights have been systematically dismantled in the wake of the 2009 military coup. A discussion the deaths of LGBTQ, women's rights, and environmental activists.
By René Davids | 80% of people in Latin America live in cities. An account of how the topographical settings and pre-Colombian use patterns of these cities have influenced modern urban infrastructure.
By Angelina Snodgrass Godoy | An overview of research in declassified archives, looking for information about people who were disappeared during the Salvadoran armed conflict, and how "recognition can come to constitute a form of reparation."
By Edward Paulino | The 1937 massacre of Dominicans of Haitian descent is arguably the largest mass murder in the Americas that targeted people of African descent in the 20th century. An exposition of the responsibility to respond to it as part of the Dominican diaspora.
By Tianna Paschel | An examination of the creation of Black political subjects in Colombia and Brazil and how Black social movements succeeded in changing legislation to recognize certain rights of Black communities, and questions how those political developments translate to real change on the ground.
By Tara Phillips | 70 years ago, Gabriela Mistral won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Soledad Falabella sheds light on Mistral's mastery of poetic form and commitment to social and ethical causes.