Latin America & Caribbean

U.S. Sanctions Block Medicine from Venezuela, Killing Thousands

U.S. Sanctions Block Medicine from Venezuela, Killing Thousands

July 1, 2019

Ordinary Venezuelans talk about how the sanctions have made it increasingly difficult to access life-saving medications

Mexico's Dilemma: Tariffs or Impose Trump's Draconian Immigration Policies

Mexico’s Dilemma: Tariffs or Impose Trump’s Draconian Immigration Policies

June 28, 2019

The Trump administration is forcing Mexico to impose equally harsh immigration policies as Trump has been imposing on the US, which are actually illegal and endangering the lives of migrants and refugees from Central America, says Laura Carlsen

Honduras Erupts on Eve of 10th Anniversary of Coup

Honduras Erupts on Eve of 10th Anniversary of Coup

June 26, 2019

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has sent the military into the streets to repress protests. At least 3 have been killed recently. Professor Adrienne Pine talks about how these events relate to the 2009 coup

Venezuelan Community Builds Solidarity Pharmacy to Counter Sanctions

Venezuelan Community Builds Solidarity Pharmacy to Counter US Sanctions

June 23, 2019

The economic sanctions have severely affected Venezuela’s ability to import life-saving medicines. At least one community, however, is responding by creating their own solidarity pharmacy. Michael Fox reports

Human Rights Lawyer Condemns Canada's Support For Honduras's Repressive Regime (2/2)

Human Rights Lawyer Condemns Canada’s Support For Honduras’s Repressive Regime (2/2)

June 21, 2019

Prisilla Alvarado, a lawyer acting for imprisoned human rights defender Edwin Espinal, condemns Canadian support for the regime of Juan Orlando Hernandez

Brazil's Prosecutors Buried Corruption Case Against ex-President Cardoso

Brazil’s Prosecutors Buried Corruption Case Against ex-President Cardoso

June 20, 2019

New revelations from The Intercept’s examination of a leaked data archive of Brazil’s corruption prosecutions shows how former President Cardoso was spared because prosecutors needed his support. Mike Fox explains

Venezuelan Opposition Scrambles in Wake of Humanitarian Aid Scandal

Venezuelan Opposition Scrambles in Wake of Humanitarian Aid Scandal

June 20, 2019

An opposition-oriented website uncovered a $125,000 corruption scandal involving associates of Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaidó. Independent journalist Dan Cohen tracked down the details of this story

Honduran Security Forces Tear-Gas International Human Rights Delegation

Honduran Security Forces Tear-Gas International Human Rights Delegation

June 19, 2019

Human rights experts from Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. were forced to flee a protest against the radically neoliberal policies of Juan Orlando Hernandez. Dimitri Lascaris reports from Honduras

Millions of Brazilians Join General Strike and Protests Against President's Austerity Reforms

Millions of Brazilians Join General Strike and Protests Against President’s Austerity Reforms

June 14, 2019

In what has become the largest mobilization against Brazil’s right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro, millions of Brazilians joined in the general strike, shutting down schools, banks, and public transportation. They are demanding a halt of the pension reform and the release of imprisoned ex-president Lula da Silva. Mike Fox reports from Brazil

Honduras: An Unholy Trinity of Oligarchy, Repression and Extractivism

Honduras: An Unholy Trinity of Oligarchy, Repression and Extractivism

June 14, 2019

In the Aguan River valley, land defenders struggle to protect their water from a mining project controlled by the wealthy Facussé family. Dimitri Lascari reports from Honduras