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Corra pro Abraço: A Harm Reduction Approach to Challenging the Punitive and Racialized Management of Poverty in Brazil

By Maria-Fátima Santos  A Pioneering Harm Reduction Program in Bahia State Entirely coordinated by Black women since its inception in 2013, Corra Pro Abraço (Corra) is one of the first state-funded harm reduction programs in Brazil. Literally translating as “Run to … Continue reading

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Desafíos del nuevo gobierno en Colombia

Por Daniel Payares Montoya Read this entry in English here. El ocho de agosto inició el período de gobierno del presidente Iván Duque, quien tendrá que liderar a Colombia en los próximos cuatro años en medio de un ambiente político … Continue reading

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Challenges for Colombia’s New Government

By Daniel Payares Montoya August 8th marked the beginning of the term of President Iván Duque, who will lead Colombia for the next four years. This comes amid a political environment characterized by increasing polarization and a slow economic recovery … Continue reading

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Invisible Imprints of Glacial Melt

By Emma Steigerwald “When I was a child and the rain did not come,” adults sometimes told us, “my mother had me carry a frog far from the water, so that its distressed song would call the rain”. “Make sure … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Collectivity of Violence in Honduras

By Franklin Moreno I returned not too long ago from Honduras after the catrachos went to the polling stations for the national elections on November 26 and the firestorm of allegations of fraud and voting irregularities made by the political opposition … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Electoral Reform: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

By Liz McKenna November 4, 2017 This article was originally published in Portuguese by Nexo. In the stream of sensationalist stories coming out of Brazil, electoral reform seems among the least newsworthy. The updated rules of the political game, however, … Continue reading

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The Topography of Violence

by Franklin Moreno In approximately two months there will be general elections in Honduras—a country where much of the population live in difficult living conditions. I’ve spoken to youth and adults in the city of San Pedro Sula about the … Continue reading

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History, Education, and “Mapuche Terrorist Conflict” in Chile

by Cristobal Madero and Daniel Cano In August 2015, a telephone rings in the history department of an elite high school in Santiago, Chile. After several unanswered calls, Marcela, one of the history teachers, finally picks up the phone. It … Continue reading

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Doctor Atl’s Olinka

By Alfonso Fierro The story of Doctor Atl’s Olinka is the story of a failure. Olinka was meant to be a city for artists, intellectuals, and scientists – a place where they could work independently and collectively, in a space … Continue reading

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Turning the Devil into an Angel

By Michael Mitchell I came to Tabasco, Mexico with a Fulbright research grant in August 2014 to study the socio-economic impact of small-scale fish farming in rural communities.  Nestled between Chiapas and Campeche, Tabasco shares a southern border with Guatemala … Continue reading

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