Recommended websites on Latin America

(The descriptions of these sites have mainly been taken from the publications’ own websites).

The Real News Network produces independent, verifiable, fact-based journalism that engages ordinary people in solving the critical problems of our times.

The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1966. NACLA provides information and analysis on the Latin American region, and on its complex and changing relationship with the United States.

Telesur is a Latin American multimedia platform that offers news and information from around the world; its objective is to promote the unification of the peoples of the South. Telesur is a project of the Venezuelan government and began broadcasting in 2005; it is supported today by the governments of Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua and Uruguay.

BBC News / Latin America is part of the multimedia platform of the British Broadcasting Corporation.  It offers information about current events in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Democracia Abierta is the Latin American page of Open Democracy, an independent global media platform publishing up to 60 articles a week. Open Democracy seeks to challenge power and encourage democratic debate throughout the world. The Democracia Abierta section is in Spanish, but many articles have an English version.

International Politics and Society (FES) is a magazine published by in the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung’s Brussels office. The magazine is committed to the values of Social Democracy, but includes a wide range of perspectives. Articles reflect the views of their authors.

The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1966. It provides information and analysis on the Latin American region, and its complex and changing relationship with the United States.

Jacobin offers socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture. While the magazine does not publish exclusively on Latin America, from time to time it does include interesting analysis.

The independent international newspaper Le Monde Diplomatique regularly includes information about Latin American countries in its online version. Some of its content may require payment.

WOLA is a research and advocacy organization advancing human rights in the Americas. Wola’s publications are based on insights and comprehensive research into the major issues facing the Americas.

Catalyst is a journal of theory and strategy, whose aim is to promote conversation both in the North and in the Global South. It is quarterly publication (print and online), and is published by the Jacobin Foundation.

Alternautas was launched in 2014. The site is administered by young academics from South America and Europe with different disciplinary backgrounds, who are engaged in discussions about development and civilizational crises.

The Americas Blog, published by the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington DC, seeks to present a more accurate perspective on economic and political developments in the Western Hemisphere than is often presented in the United States.

Journal of Politics in Latin America, published by a German based research center, has as one of its areas comparative politics in Latin America. The Journal publishes original research findings and also includes research-oriented issues and information for politicians, policy makers, the media, and the public.

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) The statistics section of the Commision’s site contains its periodical studies related to economic and social conditions in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

The Latin American Research Review is the academic journal of the Latin American Studies Association. Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, the review has been publishing original Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino research studies since 1965.

The Transnational Institute (TNI) is an international research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic and sustainable planet. The Institute’s work in Colombia revolves around the its cross-cutting expertise in trade policy, agrarian and environmental justice, public alternatives, and drug policy.

Justice for Colombia is a blog that supports Colombian civil society in its struggle for human rights, labor rights, peace and social justice. By promoting links of solidarity between British and Irish trade unions and organizations in Colombia, Justice for Colombia provides an international political voice for Colombian civil society.