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Stories about Latin America

26 March 2020

Digital activism, paintings, and a national strike—how Mexican women protest gender-based violence

The staggering levels of violence against women are front and center in Mexico's feminist movements.

25 March 2020

The Mexican engraver reviving the magical imagery of Chiapas

Mexico has a prolific tradition of printmaking, its defining visual characteristics having endured from pre-Hispanic times into modernity

19 March 2020

Even with renewed laws, Brazil struggles to protect women amid rising femicide

Brazil has never had that many laws tackling violence against women. Yet it ranks fifth in femicides worldwide.

18 March 2020

Chilean women proclaim: ‘We are no longer afraid’

"We are tired of the abuse, of the constant violence. Everything we do is questioned, we encountered obstacles over and over again just to live a normal life. It is...

12 March 2020

‘For this new generation of women, the public body is political,’ says founder of Chilean feminist political party

Pía Barros is a co-founder of the Feminist Alternative Party, one of the new platforms that emerged in Chile in the wake of the 2019-2020 protests.

10 March 2020

In Argentina, women resumed the fight for #LegalAbortion2020

In 2020, Argentine feminists rekindle the fight for legal abortion with renewed strength and hope.

The anti-feminism of Mexican President López Obrador

The Bridge

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador keeps sending messages that show an astounding lack of support for the victims of femicide.

9 March 2020

In photos: #8M throughout Latin America

Around Latin America, more than a million women marched against gender violence.

8 March 2020

Why did it take Peruvian authorities 3 years to investigate this woman's murder?

Authorities first dismissed the disappearance alleging she had left her husband for another man.

5 March 2020

From Sweden to Mexico, indigenous people explain why their languages are disappearing

The Nordic regions of Europe are thousands of kilometres away from Mexico or Peru, but both witness the destruction of their native peoples' identities

4 March 2020

Caribbean tourism threatened by the region's first cases of COVID-19

Three confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus have shown up in the French-speaking Caribbean and another in the Dominican Republic, placing the region on even greater alert.

28 February 2020

Twitter urged to take action against harassment of female reporter in Brazil

Advox

The smear campaign against Folha de S. Paulo journalist Patrícia Campos Mello is one of several cases of harassment against reporters that have taken place recently in Brazil.

26 February 2020

Despite exile, Evo Morales’ influence in Bolivian politics endures

Morales was allegedly the kingmaker behind the candidacy of Luis Arce, the former Minister of Economy who will represent MAS in the upcoming presidential elections.

25 February 2020

Argentine NGO documenting human rights violations nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

"Every recovered bone and identified remain is a triumph of truth and justice that is essential to nourish the memories people carry with them throughout the rest of their lives."

Journalists seek justice as attacks continue in Colombia

"...when journalists are silenced, the whole of society is attacked.”

16 February 2020

The feminist translators and interpreters revolutionizing the profession in Argentina

The Bridge

"Feminism is always growing and diversifying, and feminists must come together and create areas of common interest and practice unique forms of activism that move away from hegemonic feminism"

12 February 2020

Peruvian engineer awarded international prize with cookies that fight anemia

Consisting of three basic ingredients, cookies created by Peruvian engineer Julio Garay fight anemia, a health condition affecting almost half of Peruvian children.

6 February 2020

Jair Bolsonaro's government calls Oscar nominee ‘anti-Brazil militant’

Petra Costa tells the story of the divisive events surrounding the impeachment of former president Dilma Rousseff in 2016, while delving into the recent history of Brazil's young democracy.

Will Venezuela exclude Haiti from the PetroCaribe relaunch?

The regional energy programme was intended to provide petroleum products to member states under preferential terms; instead, the Haitian government frittered away the gains.

Bengali, Pakistani, and Amazon indigenous women perform ‘The rapist is you’ song

The flashmob by Chilean collective Las Tesis is still making waves around the world.