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Stories about Latin America

24 August 2016

Want to Celebrate Blog Day? Get Yourself to Paraguay!

On August 31, the world celebrates Blog Day. A group in Paraguay is making something special of the holiday.

Activists and Government Divided Inside and Outside of Honduras About the “Berta Cáceres” Law

Lawmakers want to "suspend US aid to Honduran police and military until human rights violations by security forces cease and those responsible for of such crimes are brought to justice.”

23 August 2016

Tremors Hit Southern Peru, Leaving Thousands Without a Home

A strong earthquake shook the Peruvian province of Arequipa in mid-August, killing at least four people and leaving hundreds without a home.

Peruvian Pokémon Go Players Eager to Cover More Ground Are Hiring Motorcycle Taxi Drivers

"The rarest Pokémons are found in avenues outside downtown though, so we drive without distractions while the user catches them."

22 August 2016

A New Digital Tool Helped Rio de Janeiro Activists Document Abuses in the Olympics

CrowdVoice.by enables activists and grassroots organizations to collaboratively curate media related to their causes.

21 August 2016

Nicaragua Has a Cervical Cancer Problem. A Coffee Farm Is Trying to Help.

Nicaragua has the highest cervical cancer death rate in the Americas —and women must face down societal pressure even to get treated.

20 August 2016

Ha'e Kuera Ñande Kuera: Reggae and Hip-Hop Expanding the Guarani Culture by Dialoguing With the World

Rising Voices

Meet the musical group created by Mbyan youths from Misiones, in Argentina, who compose their realities in the Guarani language and use citizen media to talk about identities.

Gourmet Chefs Use Olympic Seconds to Cook Up Free Meals for Rio's Poorest

With all the attention being lavished on Rio, the city's poor have been largely sidelined. But one organization is hoping to give them a bit of a leg up.

19 August 2016

How Traditional and Western Medicine Are Working Together to Help Indigenous Patients in Venezuela

"Here there are those who take the harm from the depths of his being, here there are those who suck away the evil spirits."

15 August 2016

Will a Buenos Aires Subway Station Take the Name of a LGBTI Figurehead?

With #CarlosJáureguiStation" the Argentinian capital remembers the most important figure in the struggle of LGBTI rights 20 years after his death.

13 August 2016

Who Is to Blame for Mexico's Lack of Medals in Rio 2016?

"We only see (and criticize) the athletes. But the problem with their poor performance in #Rio2016 goes a lot deeper."

12 August 2016

The Two Argentineans Showing the ‘Other’ Side of Education Are Now in Colombia and Ecuador

Our second post on the fascinating journey of these popular educators who are looking to learn, interconnect and publicize 'the other education' that social movements in Latin America are promoting.

11 August 2016

Filmmaker Digs Up the History and Controversy Beneath ‘100 Years of Beauty’ in the Dominican Republic

Inspired by the Cut.com series, Lala Films tells the history of Dominican beauty over the past century. And it doesn't leave out the controversy.

10 August 2016

Racism Almost Made Brazil’s First 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Quit Judo

"They said judo wasn't for me, that was a embarrassment for my family. Now I'm an Olympic champion in my own home".

9 August 2016

Technical Difficulties and Allegations of Corruption Leave Mexicans Concerned About New Transparency Agency

Global Voices Advocacy

A malfunctioning platform a poorly received anti-sexting campaign and serious allegations of corruption tarnish the reputation of the office of transparency and privacy in Mexico.

Decades After Killings and Displacement, Afro-Colombians’ Struggle Isn’t Over

“Yesterday they displaced us, murdered us, and kidnapped us. Yesterday and today we are together holding hands with the world, resisting death, and resisting impunity.”

Activists in Puerto Rico Are Fighting to Keep Beaches Public

Activists, academics, and environmental experts are coming together under the slogan, "The Beaches belong to the People", to protect public maritime spaces and the Puerto Rican ecosystem.

7 August 2016

How the Zika Narrative About Puerto Rico Explains US Colonialism

The Bridge

Puerto Ricans work, love, live and struggle daily to resist not only the Zika virus, but something much more devastating: more than a century of colonialism and its many consequences.

6 August 2016

In Mexico, Rio 2016 Will be Broadcast on Digital Media, Shutting Off Open TV

Mexico and Latin America will be able to follow Rio's 2016 Olympic Games on digital media -- a novelty for the region and a loss for Open TV.

If You Doubt Peru's National Confidence, Just Check Out Its Cherished Military Parade

The parade has taken place in many different settings. It now takes place in centric Brasil Avenue, with some spectators arriving before sunrise to ensure they get seats.

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