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Stories about Latin America

1 June 2020

How this Brazilian police chief transformed her state's handling of femicides

She dropped a career in architecture to join the force -- and entered the police academy while pregnant.

26 May 2020

Not just a number: Online memorial honors Brazil's COVID-19 victims

"After a while, those numbers start to lose their meaning, they become something like a clock, a warning, anything but people. And we start to become desensitized."

20 May 2020

Breaking the cycle of domestic violence made more difficult during Ecuador's quarantine

COVID-19

"I’ve tried to leave my partner a few times, but he became the centre of my universe. That’s why, despite everything, I stay with him".

12 May 2020

Honduran congresswoman claims she was blocked from virtual plenary session

COVID-19

In times of COVID-19 and confinement, the use of technology that replaces in-person meetings could undermine democratic processes, through sheer inefficiency or by malice.

Venezuelans come together to provide food for the elderly of Caracas

COVID-19

"We can't put an end to poverty, but we can do our bit to help those who need it most."

1 May 2020

Pandemic pushes more than 34,000 Venezuelan migrants home

COVID-19

Around 500 migrants are arriving at the Colombian border city of Cúcuta every day intending to return to Venezuela. As of April 15, a total of 34,000 people had passed...

29 April 2020

Women conquer space in Bolivia's Carnival of Oruro

The Bridge

Long excluded from the festival, woman and non-binary people have now claimed their place.

28 April 2020

A selection of Latin American and Caribbean ‘coronavirus songs’

COVID-19

The songs' mood range from solemn to humorous.

23 April 2020

In Colombia, solidarity movements multiply during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19

Almost half of Colombia's population depend on informal work.

22 April 2020

COVID-19 is also affecting Venezuela's indigenous migrants

COVID-19

Venezuela's borders with Brazil and Colombia have been closed since mid-March,  the use of illegal paths and crossings has increased, with its related dangers.

21 April 2020

COVID-19 spells disaster for Brazil's overcrowded prisons as first inmate death recorded

COVID-19

The country has over 750,000 people living in prisons. It's the third-largest prison population worldwide, coming behind the US and China.

16 April 2020

Even with a law, São Paulo's municipalities are not fulfilling citizens’ right of access to information

Using Brazil's Law on Access to Information, Agência Mural asked 39 municipalities about their current objectives: Many ignored the requests, and the majority which replied did not send clear data.

In Ecuador, an old family home is revamped as a residence for young mothers

"Some arrived with very low self-esteem and are now more confident and have started to feel more optimistic about their future."

14 April 2020

From Brazil to Kosovo to the Philippines, confined citizens protest from their windows

COVID-19

People all over the world have been banging pots and pans to attract the attention of politicians and decision-makers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ghost cities in a COVID-19 world

COVID-19

Videos of empty cities from around the world curated by Global Voices' contributors.

9 April 2020

Quarantined Argentine women protest spike in femicides from their windows

COVID-19

Helpline calls have increased by 60 percent since mandatory quarantine began on March 20.

6 April 2020

#NiñasNoMadres: Argentines protest against the forced pregnancy of young girls

The story of Lucía, an 11-year-old girl forced to carry a pregnancy to term after being raped, became a symbol in the struggle for the right to safe abortion.

3 April 2020

Lockdown in Colombia will affect the right to abortion, says human rights lawyer

"Lockdown exceptions must explicitly include services that make it possible to maintain and guarantee access to sexual and reproductive health," says Selene Soto.

29 March 2020

Venezuela’s feminist movement begins rising above political polarization

The Bridge

“The State doesn’t take care of me, my female friends do."

27 March 2020

Forty years on, a locked-down El Salvador remembers the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero online

COVID-19

The archbishop was shot by a death squad at the start of El Salvador's civil war, becoming an iconic figure in the struggle against human rights violations in Latin America.

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