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Stories about Latin America

30 November 2016

Mexican Governors on the Run From Embezzlement Scandals

Three runaway ex-governors accused of defrauding the treasury, money laundering, organized crime among other charges are the latest cases of high political corruption in Mexico.

29 November 2016

Through Hardships to the Stars: These Latin American Children Won’t Let Garbage Stand in the Way of Music

“Per aspera ad astra” means reaching the stars despite hardships. Youngsters from Mexico and Paraguay, whether living among garbage or using it to build musical instruments, are doing just that.

27 November 2016

One Year on, Belo Monte Dam Is a Nightmare for Indigenous Peoples in Brazil

"It's impossible to live in the Xingu River today. I don't stand a chance. People use to live well. Now they survive," one local woman said.

Many Africans (But Not All) Recall Fidel Castro as a True Friend of the Continent

"We won't forget how Fidel Castro supported the fight against apartheid when the 'civilized' world didn't. Castro, with his faults, was a leader."

Exit Castro: The Caribbean Says Goodbye to the Force Behind the Cuban Revolution

"To all the other Caribbean government heads, please take a page from his book. One of the good pages."

25 November 2016

One Way to Interpret Nicaragua's Presidential Election: A ‘Democracy Without Consensus’

"This discourse does not lead to dialogue, and it has not had a mobilising effect on citizens' behaviour."

Independent Report Offers Troubling Findings on Digital Rights in Ecuador

Global Voices Advocacy

Ecuadorean digital platforms Mil Hojas and Usuarios Digitales present an alternative report to UN Human Rights Council as part of Universal Periodic Review on human rights.

24 November 2016

Looking Back on the Evolution of Citizen Journalism with the Organisation ‘Periodismo Ciudadano’

Ten years after its first appearance, Periodismo Ciudadano, an organization devoted to user-generated content, reflects on the evolution of online media and the cases that moved readers and witnesses.

23 November 2016

Brazilian Activists Outsmart Facebook's Censorship of the Female Nipple

Global Voices Advocacy

"What are the real differences between one portrait and another? What is offensive in one nipple that isn't in the other?"

22 November 2016

GV Face: President Obama, It's About Time You Pardon Oscar López Rivera

GV Face

Puerto Rican Oscar López Rivera is one of the longest serving political prisoners in the world. In this episode, we discuss the movement to get President Obama to pardon him.

Another Young Environmentalist Is Murdered in Guatemala

Jeremy Barrios' killing puts another name in the list of human environmentalists to be silenced in the region and raises concern about the State's incapability to protect its own citizens.

Paraguayan Women Face Uphill Battle Against Violence, and the State Isn’t Much Help

In light of current legislation that could allow for a frontal assault against the abuse of Paraguayan women, Kurtural gathered testimonies and reflections regarding abuse, institutional aloofness, and society's burden.

Love Trumps Hate: The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast

This week we start in the US, where Omar Mohamad narrates his piece "America I used to love you", and then we take you to Cuba, Syria, and Taiwan.

21 November 2016

Brazil Superior Court Rules in Google's Favor, Against ‘Right to Be Forgotten’

Global Voices Advocacy

The court ruled that forcing search engines to adjudicate removal requests would give too much responsibility to search engines, effectively making them into digital censors.

Seeing Central Asia in Bolivia's Migration Experience

"Migration triggers a variety of reactions in both the person that emigrates and in his or her family members."

20 November 2016

A Venezuelan Cartoonist Forced Into Exile Still Draws the Repression Back Home

For nearly 20 years, Rayma Suprani's political cartoons were a must-see for Venezuela's chattering classes. But the Maduro government didn't like them and forced her into exile.

18 November 2016

Under a Fiscal Control Board, Puerto Rican Voter Abstention Is at an All-Time High

"If the problem is properly looked at, the 2016 elections could be a good moment to initiate a massive movement of indignant people in favor of CHANGING the electoral system..."

16 November 2016

The World According to Russian Stereotypes

RuNet Echo

RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.

Puerto Ricans Consider a Future Under Governor Rosselló and President Trump

Human rights activists in Puerto Rico examine the potential consequences of conservative policies from President Donald Trump and Governor Ricardo Roselló.

15 November 2016

UN Chiefs Chat Trump, Climate Change, Migration, and Water with Global Voices

Work tackling some of the world's most pressing issues should continue, regardless of the new US president-elect's positions on them.

Our work building bridges across cultures, languages and perspectives is more urgent than ever before.

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