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Stories about Latin America

Popular, yet banned, songs in Cuba

"Listening to the song for the first time was a discovery for me at a time when food was scarce in my house."

Undertones: Nicaragua's “sham” elections have cold shower effect on media

Journalists practice self-censorship, with propaganda channels dominating attention.

Latino immigrants in the US: Has the situation really changed?

Stories about the "invisible" workforce in the United States: Even though poverty rates are declining, Latinos are still among the poorest and the least educated.

The legacy of killed Colombian indigenous reporter lives on

The death of Indigenous reporter Efigenia Vásquez reignited the Kokonuko community's fight to keep their reserve and collective property.

In Guatemala, ancestors are remembered with food, marimba, and ‘flowers of the dead’

Despite the fact that visits to cemeteries were restricted, people did not stop celebrating life.

The mysterious origin of the name of Armenia city in Colombia

Is it a tribute to the Armenian people or a religious reference? Historians are still debating.

‘My people, from above and afar': Havana in photos

The photos were influenced by the story of "a BEFORE and an AFTER."

Caribbean negotiators should seek solutions and support at COP26

“If you don’t have a proper system to transparently account for [certain measures], you can’t really tell whether you’re making it to carbon neutrality by 2050.”

The ‘Day of the Dead’ sparks painful memories of violence in El Salvador

Over the past 40 years, El Salvador has endured endless cycles of violence that cost the lives of tens of thousands of Salvadorans.

Why Salvadoran farmworkers ponder migrating to the United States

"I leave the house for work at around 4 in the morning, and I return around 5 in the afternoon. This is my daily routine six days a week."

I was invited to celebrate ‘Columbus Day.’ This is what I answered

"The 'National Day of Spain' is a mockery and offense to our Indigenous and Afro-descendent peoples."

Chile rejects the migrants it once welcomed

In a study, Chileans considered themselves mostly 'whiter' than other Latin Americans and considered migrants 'dirtier.'

No hatred nor pity: Just let me live in my own body

"Those who criticise different bodies have no idea what [trans people] had to go through to have the body that we live in."

Dark tales from Uruguay: How mothers and grandmothers search for victims of the Cold War

The women who fought for the truth about their children who disappeared during the military dictatorship are “role models of courage,” according to author Tessa Bridal.

Indigenous reporters risk death telling stories of community liberation in Colombia

"The Indigenous put up a fight in Cauca by having their own channels of communication."

Hope amid scarcity and fear: Cuba after July’s historic protests

"Cuba understood that it had the right to have rights."

The activist side of K-pop in Peru

Peruvian kpoppers were responsible for up to 15 K-pop trending topics on Twitter in 30 days.

Germinda Casupá, a Chiquitania native fighting fire and machismo

In the face of the environmental and humanitarian catastrophe, indigenous women like Germinda Casupá take on the defense of their territory.

China's unfulfilled promise to develop Venezuela's mines

The Venezuelan and Chinese governments promoted the mining sector as a solution to Venezuela's oil dependence. Despite millionaire investments, the industry is far from its achieving its promise.

Quilombola communities lament environmental damage of industry around Aratu Port, in Brazil’s Bahia State

Local residents report the disappearance of shellfish and mangroves, blaming factories for water pollution.

About our Latin America coverage

Melissa Vida is the Latin America Spanish-language editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Fernanda Canofre is the Brazil editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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