Colombia Joins Latin American Push to Decriminalize Abortion 

Written by: Elena Cata After decades of relentless campaigning, abortion activists in Colombia reveled in their victory in the streets of Bogota on February 21. The historic ruling from the Colombian Constitutional Court legalized abortion up until 24 weeks of a pregnancy and removed the procedure from the country’s criminal code. Following in the recent…

Haitians Left Stranded in Mexico: Biden Must Deliver on a Broken Promise  

Written by: Elena Cata “He has definitely failed us,” said Tessa Petit, Haitian-immigrant activist and  co-executive director of the Florida Immigrant Coalition. “Joe Biden came to Little Haiti and said, “‘We will protect you.’ We’ve never seen this before. Literally, it feels like an attack towards Hatitians.” The election of Joe Biden in 2020 brought…

Revolutionary Beginnings in Chile

Written by: Elena Cata It was a small spark that ignited the flames of revolution in Chile in 2019. When the government increased the subway fare by a modest 4% in early October, high school students began jumping turnstiles at metro stations in the country’s capital, using the hashtag #EvasionMasiva (Mass Evasion) on social media….

Daniel Ortega Clinches Nicaraguan Presidency in a “Sham” Election on November 7th: Will the Biden Administration’s Sanctions Impact his Reign?

Written by: Elena Cata All eyes have been on Nicaragua in recent weeks as recent presidential campaigns culminated in the general election on November 7th. Unsurprisingly, incumbent Daniel Ortega triumphed and assumed his 4th consecutive term as the country’s president. In the months leading up to the election, Ortega’s attempts to punish dissent and quell…