Thanks for checking out this twice-weekly blog covering the history, current events, and culture of Latin America–with some occasional personal musings on the side. Every Monday includes an update on Latin American news, while Thursdays feature a long-form culture or history post. New posts will automatically be listed here, but you can click one of the buttons below to go to your area of interest.

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Weekly Digest 9/21/2020

While pandemic news remains relevant and important, there are several more news items this week, from fields as disparate as contemporary politics and historical slavery. In this week’s digest, we’ll look at COVID-19 updates, the Peruvian impeachment process, and a unique discovery off the coast of Mexico. Despite the ongoing pandemic, many parts of Latin…

PBSuccess: The 1954 Guatemalan Coup

The list of U.S.-backed, -led, and -sponsored coups in Latin America is lengthy and bloody. In one example from 1954, the United States intervened in the decade-old Guatemalan Revolution, deposing a popular and democratically elected leader in favor of a dictator who would be friendly to U.S. business interests. The following is a short recap…

Weekly Digest 9/14/2020

Welcome back to the weekly digest of Latin American news! I apologize again for the lack of posts in the last two weeks—I accepted and started a new job and moved halfway across the country, and unfortunately Everything You Never Know about Latin America just sort of slipped through the cracks. This week should mark…

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