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Nicaragua: China's Canal in Latin America

Nicaragua is moving forward on an Atlantic-Pacific canal that would dwarf the Panama Canal in capacity, and China has plenty to gain by backing the project. By Ailana Navarez.


 

No U.S. Military Bases: Latin America's Call for Sovereignty

At this weekend's Summit of the Americas, Latin American nations continue to push back against U.S. dominance, starting with U.S. military bases. By Ailana Navarez.


 

Colombia: Prospects for Peace

After 50 years of war, Colombia may finally be waking from its nightmare, but not everyone is pleased with the peace negotiations underway between President Santos and the FARC. By Ailana Navarez.


 

United States and Brazil: Reaping What You Sow

A half-century since the U.S.-backed coup, Washington continues to interfere in Brazil's domestic politics, operating mostly in shadow. By Jan Knippers Black.


 

Global Divestment Day: Shifting Investments to Clean Energy

The divestment movement aims to combat climate change by stripping investments from fossil fuels and redirecting them toward renewable energy. By Joshua Pringle.


 

Ankle Monitors Expand the Reach of Immigration Detention

A U.S. program has subjected almost 20,000 immigrants to wearing electronic "shackles" throughout their deportation proceedings. By Kyle Barron and Cinthya Santos Briones.


 

Water Grabs Power Predatory Development

Development that depends on "water grabbing" threatens Latin America’s ability to conserve wetland-based communities and ecosystems. By Alejandro Camargo.




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