Featured stories about Latin America
Stories about Latin America
22 July 2016
The truck-driver and cargo-transporter unions in Colombia have been on strike since the first week of June 2016, delivering a significant blow to the national economy.
21 July 2016
The "closing of the body" is supposed to ward off evil. Followers of the Afro-Brazilian religions of Candomblé and Umbanda as well as some Catholics practice the ritual.
20 July 2016
Mexico's economic crisis is forcing the country to think about how much people spend on food, and the rising cost of avocados has become a particularly sore point.
18 July 2016
This week we take you to Puerto Rico, Indian-administered Kashmir, Nepal, China and Myanmar.
The civic group La Corriente develops “actions that generate changes [for] equality, […] combining research, education, media, and the creativity of a team of people devoted to the feminist cause."
17 July 2016
"Puerto Rico is fighting, lets strengthen the love between us and the space we inhabit by promoting respect, solidarity, tolerance, union, communication, and community cooperation."
16 July 2016
Machu Picchu returns to the headlines with the discovery of rock paintings about 100 yards away from the very well-known tourist destination.
15 July 2016
"We demand that the Honduras government put an end to the murders of environmental activists. Stop killing us for defending our rights."
13 July 2016
"Throughout our journey we have learned that music is the greatest tool for healing broken countries, cultures and hearts."
12 July 2016
"[M]y struggle is filled with energy from all of these marvelous and invigorating women, my commitment has new strength..."
11 July 2016
The Peruvian Amazon is revealed as an area of great potential for the community of software 'developers' in the region.
“What can one learn when looking at a polar bear caged in 40 degrees? That we have the power to subdue animals for our own fancy, disguising it as educational.”
6 July 2016
With the federal fiscal control board imposed by the recent signing of PROMESA into law, Puerto Ricans have taken to the streets and social media to protest.
“Mariana Is So Lesbian” accomplishes several objectives: reviving a genre, advocating for lesbians' rights, and exploring the experiences of those who lived in Ecuador when homosexuality was still a crime.
Emblematic Chilean songwriter Víctor Jara, killed after the 1973 military coup in Chile, returns to the headlines after a US federal court's verdict. Global Voices remembers his visit to Peru.
5 July 2016
2 July 2016
Recent murders are affecting indigenous people’s efforts to protect the environment.
"I hope the Guyana Government knows that this can affect Guyana in a positive or negative way depending on how it is handled."