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Stories about Latin America

18 August 2017

In Paraguay, Your Health Data and Credit Records Can Be Used Against You

Global Voices Advocacy

The uncontrolled use of personal data means your financial past and health information can be used against you when applying for jobs, enrolling in schools and much more...

16 August 2017

Why Is the Biggest Sugar Mill in Western Cuba Economically and Environmentally Inefficient?

For years, the biggest sugar mill in Western Cuba has had the worst harvest.

9 August 2017

Young Peruvians Trade Weapons for Shears and Razors

Ingenious solutions to big problems. Barbering becomes an alternative to crime for Peru's youngsters.

6 August 2017

Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Power Threaten the Careers of Many Medical Students in Paraguay

Sexual harassment is a domination strategy that many medical students have had to contend with in one of the most important universities in Paraguay.

A Retired Teacher and Granddaughter of Slaves Gives Her Personal Account of Racism in Modern Brazil

Diva Guimarães asked for the microphone during a literature festival and recounted her experience with how Brazil treats the black population. Video of her talk went viral.

5 August 2017

In Venezuela, Theater is also Part of the Resistance

"Theater is the way you can take everything that is happening, filter it, see it from another point of view. It connects you with something emotionally, asks you questions."

4 August 2017

What Once Was the Main Slave Port in the Americas Is Now a World Heritage Site

The recognition forces Brazil to acknowledge a period of its history that it still struggles to fully confront.

31 July 2017

El Salvador’s ‘Rainbow Crosswalk’ Promotes Pedestrian Safety and LGBTQ Rights

The first "rainbow crosswalk" in Central America hopes to guide steps towards a fairer world for LGBTQ communities.

27 July 2017

In Paraguay, Poverty Creates a Cycle of Women Caring for Other Women's Children

Thousands of Paraguayan women are forced to move to Argentina and Spain as caregivers while leaving their own families behind to be cared for by other women.

Can Facebook Connect the Next Billion?

Global Voices Advocacy

New research by Global Voices tech and digital rights experts in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines exposes the ups and downs of Facebook's "Free Basics" app.

26 July 2017

Syrians Fleeing the War Seek Refuge in Brazil Where the Assad Regime Has Some Powerful Supporters

Syrians fleeing the country's civil war are trying to find a place in Brazil they can call home.

25 July 2017

Puerto Rican Newspaper Cans Popular Comic Strip, Raising Concerns Over Censorship

Global Voices Advocacy

Pepito is known for its sharp critique of the government and of elected officials in both the governments of Puerto Rico and of the United States.

24 July 2017

El Salvador Rape Victim Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Baby's Death Despite ‘Inconclusive Proof’

In the complex case of Evelyn few seem to notice the main trend regarding women tried for abortion in El Salvador: A punitive and inflexible system for poor women.

22 July 2017

In the Depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon, Digital Communications Aid the Process of Self-Determination

Rising VoicesNewsFrames

In Ecuador, the Kichwa community of Sarayaku has been leveraging the power of digital technologies to share their own narratives about the long-standing struggle over land rights.

21 July 2017

Brazil’s First Indigenous Online Radio Station Uses Digital Media to Promote Native Languages and Communities

Rising Voices

Rádio Yandê uses technology to shred stereotypes and misconceptions about Brazil’s native communities.

Three Decades After Dictatorship, Theater Aids the Search for Identity and Truth in Argentina

"There are already two generations that do not know their identity, we do not want to witness a third."

20 July 2017

Caracas the Deceiving City (and Other Forms of Pain)

The Bridge

“Caracas is different, it has a sense of identity. There is fear for sure, but there is also the happiness of small things. [...] The small hidden treasures.”

19 July 2017

Mexican-American Researchers Reclaim Heritage to Radically Change the Way We Eat

"Decolonizing our diets is a political stance, one that rejects white supremacy and Eurocentrism as the organizing narrative of “healthy” food and recognizes cultural knowledge held by our immigrant communities."

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