Manuela Picq

Manuela Picq

Manuela Picq is a visiting associate professor in Political Science at Amherst College. Picq is the author of Vernacular Sovereignties: Indigenous Women Challenging International Relations.

Indigenous rights

An oil spill in the time of coronavirus

A preventable oil spill in Ecuador's Amazon region in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic puts Indigenous lives at risk.

An oil spill in the time of coronavirus

Latin America

The failures of Latin America's left

Leftist governments across Latin America are failing to follow a truly leftist direction.

The failures of Latin America's left

Latin America

Conflict over water rights in Ecuador

Indigenous people protest over water rights, as Ecuador's government continues to ignore their demands.

Conflict over water rights in Ecuador

Environment

Ecuador: Chronicle of a death foretold

The South American country has opened tract of indigenous land, a biodiversity hotspot, to oil drilling.

Ecuador: Chronicle of a death foretold

Opinion

Rescuing the memory of Latin America

The Rios Montt trial helps rescue memories to construct alternative histories of Latin America.

Rescuing the memory of Latin America

Opinion

Will California fall into the REDD trap?

Pseudo-scientific methods are used to commodify environment and turn forests into private assets, writes Picq.

Will California fall into the REDD trap?

Arts & Culture

An eye of one’s own

A heavily contested bi-annual event is showcasing the creative talent that exits throughout Latin America: POY Latam.

An eye of one’s own

US & Canada

The IACHR against colonialism

Rather than repudiating the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, it should be recognised as valuable tool.

The IACHR against colonialism

Environment

Amazon roads: The beauty or the beast?

Road construction in the Amazon is destroying the local ecology and aiding in the increase of extractive industries.

Amazon roads: The beauty or the beast?

US & Canada

Hasta la vista, Hugo

With the death of Chavez, a controversial, "polarising era" - that changed the political landscape - comes to an end.

Hasta la vista, Hugo

US & Canada

Tribal jurisdiction with gender parity

Native women's decision-making processes must be empowered by not only ending racism, but also sexism.

Tribal jurisdiction with gender parity

US & Canada

Criminalising social protests

It is disheartening to see democratic governments criminalise social protests and revive the authoritarian practices.

Criminalising social protests