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Stories about Americas

21 September 2018

Venezuelans say they are unable to access key Google services

Advox

Reports of new Internet blocks sound alarms and point to a possible escalation in communication and information control.

20 September 2018

Will Brazil's forthcoming data protection law actually protect peoples’ privacy rights?

Advox

The president vetoed the creation of an independent authority that would oversee the law's implementation.

18 September 2018

At the peak of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, Jamaicans remember ‘Wild Gilbert’

Jamaicans can't recall a storm worse than Gilbert in 1988 -- and as this year's Atlantic hurricane season gets active, they hope they won't have to.

17 September 2018

In a blow against impunity, Guatemala's top court rules in favor of the return of UN anti-corruption commissioner

"The eyes of the world should be put on Guatemala as the country goes through a key moment of their history"

14 September 2018

Indigenous telecommunications network in Mexico to provide telephone and internet services via satellite

Rising Voices

The first indigenous telecommunications network to provide mobile and Internet services in Mexico's rural communities will expand its services via satélite technology, enabling it to reach the most remote areas.

10 September 2018

Jamaica finds new appreciation for beloved cultural icon and language activist, ‘Miss Lou’

"Underneath her wily comedic style, she forced the society to face unpleasant truths. But it is the unapologetic championing of the Jamaican language that so endeared her to many Jamaicans."

7 September 2018

It is women who bear the brunt of the Venezuelan crisis

"In Venezuela, the term 'feminism' has been consumed, abused and above all, distorted by [those] in power."

Nauta Hogar: A tool for Cuban entrepreneurs

The Nauta Hogar Internet program is a step forward, but it is still not the solution for Cuban businesses in the technology sector.

5 September 2018

Brazil grieves as its oldest treasures turn to ashes in National Museum fire

"This year, the government's total investment in the National Museum equals a quarter of what each Congressmen's budget to hire advisors."

2 September 2018

Australia denies Chelsea Manning entry while New Zealand gives visa thumbs up

"Hatemongers and racists like Lauren Southern and Milo [Yiannopoulos] are apparently fine, but a hero like Chelsea Manning is considered a threat."

31 August 2018

A path to independence paved with marijuana

The Bridge

"Trinidad and Tobago is well positioned to harness the immense technical capacity and infrastructure of this oil and gas producing nation to become a leader in a CARICOM-wide cannabis industry."

27 August 2018

Nicaragua's diaspora activists bear a ‘double burden’

The political and emotional challenges of diaspora activism are complex: "Receiving news firsthand also means feeling it firsthand."

22 August 2018

Anatomy of a Trinidad earthquake

The Bridge

"I was silenced, diminished and at the same time in total awe. This was nature and I understood myself to be at the very heart of it."

A new law threatens artistic expression in Cuba

"Your censorship is in the closure of concerts...It was always there, you only legalized it. Then you accuse us of politicizing art...Stop already with the repression...."

21 August 2018

Venezuelan education and the specter of ideology

The Bridge

"I imagine Venezuela's [next] generation. . . A generation for whom dissent goes against the idea of the nation. A country of indoctrination, without arguments or debate. A silent country."

16 August 2018

Latin America is the deadliest region on Earth — and this YouTube series wants to know why

Run by young reporters from the 130-year-old Colombian newspaper El Espectador, La Pulla combines hard analyzes with a raw sense of humor to delve into complex topics.

Introducing Ursal — Union of Socialist Republics of Latin America, Brazil's latest meme craze

Brazil's internet has turned an obscure far-right conspiracy theory on its head.

14 August 2018

A Brazilian animation about drag queens is singled out, criticized on moral grounds

"If Super Drags is a cartoon for adults why is the Brazilian Paediatrics Society worrying itself?"

Facebook bans 196 pages in Brazil, attempting to rein in abuse and disinformation

Advox

Free Brazil Movement is accusing the platform of censoring right-wing groups.

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