Latin America & Caribbean

Hurricane Dorian Shows the Need to Fund Climate Adaptation

Hurricane Dorian Shows the Need to Fund Climate Adaptation

September 11, 2019

President Trump says Bahamian refugees seeking refuge in the United States need proper documentation because some of them are “very bad people.” Scholar Christian Parenti says that’s just a taste of the horror the climate crisis will create

Trump's Remain in Mexico Program Condemns Refugees to Mortal Danger

Trump’s Remain in Mexico Program Condemns Refugees to Mortal Danger

September 9, 2019

Those seeking refugee status in the United States at the US-Mexico border are now forced to remain in Mexico while their refugee status is being processed. Laura Carlsen spoke to refugees and advocates on the Mexican side, in Tijuana

Bahamian Environmental Advocate Calls for Global Climate Action

Bahamian Environmental Advocate Calls for Global Climate Action

September 4, 2019

Hurricane Dorian has destroyed entire communities in Abaco and Grand Bahama. ReEarth’s Sam Duncombe says if the US—and Bahamian—governments don’t take climate action, storms will get even deadlier

Hurricane Dorian Ravages the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian Ravages the Bahamas

September 4, 2019

The climate crisis has increased the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events like Hurricane Dorian. Storms like this one are why we must raise our political expectations, says Greenpeace’s Jack Shapiro

Refugees Returned to Mexico Face Physical & Psychological Torture in US, Danger in Mexico

Refugees Returned to Mexico Face Physical & Psychological Torture in US, Danger in Mexico

September 1, 2019

Laura Carlsen spoke to asylum seekers in Tijuana, Mexico, who were turned back at the US-Mexico border. They tell about harrowing experiences with US border patrol and the dangers they face in Mexico

Colombia's President "Wants War," FARC Dissidents Comply

Colombia’s President “Wants War,” FARC Dissidents Comply

August 30, 2019

Colombian activist Manuel Rozental explains that the flawed 2016 peace agreement with the FARC rebels was an important step forward, but now FARC dissidents are giving in to the government’s push for more war

Press Freedom in Venezuela: Much Freer Than Most Believe

Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

August 30, 2019
Find all of our Venezuela stories here, from the current crisis to the early days of The Real News Network
Rainforest on Fire: Brazilians Mobilize Against President's Amazon Policies 

Rainforest on Fire: Brazilians Mobilize Against President’s Amazon Policies 

August 27, 2019

Mobilizations took place throughout Brazil on Monday, to declare their opposition to President Bolsonaro’s environmental policies, which have contributed to the largest increase in Amazon rainforest fires in years

Argentina's Economic Crisis Deepens as Macri Applies IMF Measures

Argentina’s Economic Crisis Deepens as Macri Applies IMF Measures

August 23, 2019

President Macri is trying to blame his predecessor and likely successor in office, Cristina Fernandez and Alberto Fernandez for Argentina’s steep economic crisis. However, the IMF plan he is applying lays out very clearly where the real blame lies, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Bolivian Mine Workers Strike Against one of World's Largest Mining Corporations

Bolivian Mine Workers Strike Against one of World’s Largest Mining Corporations

August 23, 2019

The Japanese Sumitomo corporation runs one of the world’s largest zinc, copper, and lead mines in Bolivia, where it has been denying workers overtime pay, despite a court order to pay them. We talk to the mine workers’ union president, Henry Cayo