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Stories about Latin America
2 October 2015
On the first anniversary of the Iguala mass kidnapping, Droncita's first act was to graffiti a portrait of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, demanding his resignation.
1 October 2015
28 September 2015
Hinantin is a project aiming to develop Quechua-related software that spreads the indigenous language online through various social networks.
27 September 2015
Works by Latin American writers, including Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel García Márquez, will now be available in Quechua, an Andean indigenous language, thanks to a government initiative in Cusco.
Ayotzinapa: Nine Possible Answers to Questions Remaining One Year After the Disappearance of 43 Students
One year after the disappearance of 43 students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ College in Iguala, there are still many unanswered questions about what actually happened.
25 September 2015
Raiza Ruiz was declared dead after being in a plane crash in the Amazon. Upon being discovered alive after several days, she found herself in an unusual legal position.
24 September 2015
Flama uses humor to foster cultural understanding. Its collection of short videos seeks to address the complexity of Latin American identities and their sometimes-simplistic representation in North American society.
21 September 2015
The singer-songwriter, murdered in the aftermath of Augusto Pinochet's coup, invited listeners to dare to dream of a future in which society wasn't separated into powerful elites and disenfranchised masses.
19 September 2015
From the politics behind São Paulo's water management to the illusion of water as a limitless resource, this Web series presents the dire predicament of Brazil's largest city.
14 September 2015
Eight Mexican tourists were among 12 people shot to death from a helicopter in a popular tourist spot, in the Western Desert, in Egypt. Why have they been targeted?
13 September 2015
Nicaragua passed Law 779 three years ago to protect domestic violence victims. But women say the law since has been watered down, and courts lack the resources to investigate complaints.
12 September 2015
It's been almost a year since 43 student teachers disappeared. Their parents are outraged due to the lack of response to their sole demand: the safe return of their children.
11 September 2015
Nowadays, fewer and fewer couples are getting married in many parts of the world, and a group of Argentinian entrepreneurs has introduced "fake weddings" to fill the vacuum.
10 September 2015
9 September 2015
Following the death of David Rabinovich, founding member of "Les Luthiers", social media users shared fond memories of the comedian and thanked him for years of music and laughter.
8 September 2015
The curators have jokingly titled the collection the “SHT show” because, they write, when the get together it’s fun. "No politics, no prejudices—just an appreciation of our common interests."
7 September 2015
6 September 2015
Over 50 organizations, artists, and hundreds of citizens are protesting against the destruction of the natural heritage of El Fortín Hill, 'the last green space' in the city of Oaxaca.
5 September 2015
Syrian refugee Talal Al-Tinawi is making his new Brazilian dream come true by crowdfunding to open a Syrian-Lebanese restaurant to share his love for cooking with the locals.
4 September 2015
Nepohualtzintzin, an abacus that was used in some Mesoamerican cultures, is still used nowadays to solve math problems as accurately as a calculator.