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Stories about Latin America

1 July 2020

US and Venezuelan politicians accuse Maduro of instigating violence during BLM protests

US and Venezuelan politicians believe that President Nicolas Maduro was behind the looting and violent protests during Black Lives Matter demonstrations in the United States.

29 June 2020

In Brazil, COVID-19 death rate for black community is higher than for other populations

COVID-19

A study by Agência Pública shows that deaths and hospitalizations among black people with COVID-19 rose at a faster rate than among white people in Brazil.

22 June 2020

In the wake of Black Lives Matter's protests, death of black 5-year-old becomes symbol of Brazil's racism and inequality

Miguel plunged from the ninth floor of a building while under the care of his mother’s white employer

17 June 2020

How Trump's ‘game-changer’ drug is boosting nationalism in Brazil and India

COVID-19

The claim that there’s a cure for COVID-19, but that powerful actors prevent access to it, allows these leaders to cast themselves as saviors.

11 June 2020

Post-crisis hackathon: Ecuadorian NGOs crowdsource for a world after COVID-19

COVID-19

More than 550 people registered for a hackathon to find solutions for Ecuador's post-COVID-19 future.

5 June 2020

For black and indigenous people in Central America, Black Lives Matter

"It's a racist, predatory and murderous system that they have been selling all over the planet as the best place on earth to live."

In Nicaragua, people apparently die of ‘pneumonia’, not COVID-19

The BridgeCOVID-19

The current Nicaraguan administration has neglected the healthcare system and been letting people die since 2018. 

4 June 2020

‘A possible violation’: Mexico's biggest telecommunications operator is blocking Tor network

Advox

The Tor network is a free and open-source software used throughout the world by those who wish to exercise their freedom of expression and information while maintaining their privacy and anonymity.

Art as a true act of resistance: A conversation with theatre actor Juan Pablo Mazorra

"I believe that theatre will change the world, or at least one world, that of the individual."

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.

31 May 2020

#SiAceptoCR: LGBTQ+ couples celebrate online as Costa Rica legalizes same-sex marriage

Costa Rica became a beacon of hope for LGBT advocates throughout Central America.

26 May 2020

COVID-19 on the front lines: An interview with Ecuador’s Red Cross

COVID-19

"At the Red Cross we believe in humanity, in alleviating human suffering in every circumstance."

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."

22 May 2020

Support networks essential to safely leave violent partners during Ecuador's lockdown

COVID-19

"It is imperative to break the culture of silence."

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.

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