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5 May 2016
4 May 2016
On meeting Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, and highlights from a discussion about the novelist at the 2016 International Congress of the Spanish Language.
27 April 2016
Italian Argentines show their cultural legacy in different ways. In Buenos Aires' annual "Piccola Italia" festival, "Al Dente!" celebrates the country's Day of Italianness.
A Mexican initiative brings the indigenous radio to the Internet and to the world.
"In a country with a serious democratic deficit and in which public officials are responsible for attacks on journalists and dissidents, these measures could be used to pursue uncomfortable opinions."
26 April 2016
"Citizens have taken charge of all the organizing and the collaboration, there was no need for Rafael Correa in this country."
25 April 2016
While Puerto Rico is in the midst of a financial crisis, dramaturg Lin-Manuel Miranda's success has brought happiness and hope.
24 April 2016
With the confidence that "when one of us is touched, we all respond", the "Don't remain silent" campaign encourages reporting acts of sexual violence committed daily against women in Mexico.
22 April 2016
This week we take you to China, Mexico, Jamaica, Macedonia and Uganda, where we speak to Prudence Nyamishana who tells us why Ugandans are peeved at their government's priorities.
Marriage Equality Is Now Accepted by Colombia's Constitutional Court, but Still Not by All Colombians
"I respect other people's beliefs. You need to learn to respect those who think differently. Do you pray with that kind of language?"
21 April 2016
"This is just more proof that No Drive Days only make life difficult for people who work."
Ecuador weathers a sudden mass Internet outage, insulting Tanzania's president proves costly, Twitter gets settled unsettlingly in China, and more.
20 April 2016
Neither corruption nor human rights are core issues for the average voter, who's more interested in the economy and not returning to the era of hyperinflation.
17 April 2016
"Some of my students there are in shock, they have no strength, they can't even speak [...] They say Pedernales is destroyed."
"The people, especially the young people, are trying to save the mangrove. The government lied to us. The destruction they left behind is a disgrace."
16 April 2016
After the leak of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, shouldn't we be questioning the economic system which allows tax evasion on such a massive scale to occur?
"It's not fair how they are walking all over us", claim the people from Xochicuautla. "They are destroying my house, my home, my livelihood, without so much as a warning."
How much does the news media cover scientific advances in Latin America? The bloggers at the online project Ciencia latina ("Latin Science") say it's not enough.
14 April 2016
An "armed strike" ordered by the Úsuga Clan spread violence as well as fear over the return of paramilitarism in Colombia.