"no alternative: Ankle monitors expand the reach of immigration detention."

NACLA 06 January 2015

ICE's "Alternatives to Detention" program has subjected almost 20,000 immigrants to wearing electronic "shackles" throughout their deportation proceedings.


NACLA Fall 2013

Beyond Walls and Cages challenges the notion that the power granted to the state to enforce social separation is something natural and eternal. As the editors assert, “if societies can be militarized, they can also be demilitarized.”

"Protests in Brazil Reflect Ongoing Disparities"

nacla.org June 26, 2013

A group of student protestors in Rio de Janeiro released demands explaining why they were demonstrating on the streets. These "five-points" reflect grievances that have been plaguing Brazil for some time. 

"Aid-for-Policy Deals: The Logic of U.S. Military Aid to Colombia"

Journal of Political Inquiry     Spring 2013

Using selectorate theory and the political economy of foreign aid model, this paper explores the rationality behind U.S.  military aid to Colombia.  

"The Pope's History Reflects the Church's Past"

nacla.org March 20, 2013

The election of Pope Francis has brought many issues to the fore that represent not just the complexity of a person, but the complexity of the Catholic Church. This was especially true at the time the most controversial chapters in his history were being written.

"Liberation Theology, the CIA, and the Vatican: A New Direction for Latin America?"

nacla.org March 14, 2013

The United States has long used the Vatican as an instrument of foreign policy in Latin America. As the first pope from the Americas, the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio could signal a new direction for the Catholic Church.

"Video Advocacy and Forced Evictions in Brazil: An Interview With Tiago Donato"

NACLA:Report on the Americas   Fall 2012

Located on the steep hillsides, the favelas of Rio de Janeiro are being targeted for demolition because of their prime real estate value and because the people living in these settlements are often impoverished and lack formal land rights.