Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Belén's articles have appeared in the London Review of Books Blog, Jacobin Magazine, The Baffler, Al Akhbar English, Guernica Magazine, CounterPunch, and The Electronic Intifada, among others.

Born in Washington, DC, in 1982, Belén earned her bachelor's degree with a concentration in political science from Columbia University in New York City.

United States

The inconvenient truth about the US-bound migrant caravan

The migrant caravan Trump is so obsessed about is a direct result of US foreign policy.

The inconvenient truth about the US-bound migrant caravan

United States

Weaponised wine cellars: How not to solve the US gang problem

The ongoing MS-13 hysteria in the US is helping Trump justify his anti-immigrant vitriol and mask the real villains.

Weaponised wine cellars: How not to solve the US gang problem

Spain

Can exhumation kill Franco once and for all?

Forty-three years after his death, the late dictator is still causing controversy in Spain.

Can exhumation kill Franco once and for all?

Indigenous rights

Under fire: the perpetual US war on Native Americans

On the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, Native Americans have little to cheer about.

Under fire: the perpetual US war on Native Americans

Space

Trump's astronomically misguided 'space force'

Plans to create a US 'space force' will take global militarisation to another level.

Trump's astronomically misguided 'space force'

Protests

A Nicaraguan Spring or imperial spring cleaning?

Nicaragua in its current state is hardly a revolutionary paradise - but US involvement is not the answer.

A Nicaraguan Spring or imperial spring cleaning?

Water

World Water Day for a plastic world

Water related challenges can not be solved within a global capitalist system that is itself destroying nature.

World Water Day for a plastic world

Mexico

Is Mexico the most dangerous country on earth?

Or does it just suffer from the misfortune of being a neighbour of the US?

Is Mexico the most dangerous country on earth?

United States

The United States: Addicted to special forces

In 2017, the US dispatched special operations to 149 countries. What were they doing there?

The United States: Addicted to special forces

United States

Coca-Cola: Red-and-whitewashing the empire

Capitalism's flagship company has been working tirelessly for over a century to disguise the reality of US imperialism.

Coca-Cola: Red-and-whitewashing the empire

Charity

Celebrity 'charity': A gift for a vicious system

Celebrity philanthropists help keep the neoliberal order in place and the powerful in power.

Celebrity 'charity': A gift for a vicious system

United States

Thanksgiving: The annual genocide whitewash

Americans continue celebrating a holiday that whitewashes the mass killing of millions of Native Americans.

Thanksgiving: The annual genocide whitewash