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Stories about Latin America

In Chile, the school year is only halfway through — and teachers are struggling

“Winter is coming strong and it is going to be tough, and I don’t think I’m going to see my students any time soon”.

As a Salvadoran, the U.S. symbolized safety for me. Now, that is crumbling

Incessant US immigration reforms under the Trump administration bring uncertainty and hopelessness to immigrants like me.

Angolan pastors break away from the Universal Church of Brazil

The new congregation could call itself the Reform Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in Angola.

Yanomami mothers fight for the right to bury their children during the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil

Amazônia Real's report located the bodies of Yanomami babies who died with COVID-19. They had been buried without their families' knowledge. One baby remained for two months in a cold...

Marielle Franco case remains under state police without federal interference, rules Brazil High Court

Marielle's family members and advocates have feared that moving the case to federal level would make it vulnerable to interference by President Jair Bolsonaro, whose family has links with the suspects in...

Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in Colombia denounce the assassination of human rights defenders

"The answer should not be force. The militarization of the territory generates more panic and anxiety."

Rooftop cultural events allow Venezuelan residents to momentarily escape COVID-19 through art

"We want to dream. We are the generation that fights and loves its community, despite the social conflicts and inequalities, we live in a constant learning process."

Ecuador's transgender community decries lack of government aid during pandemic

"We aren't inherently vulnerable; it's the State that makes these populations vulnerable."

‘Invisible hands': How millions of domestic workers fare under COVID-19

"We are the invisible hands. Our work is not valued. We don’t exist for the families we serve nor do we exist for the state."

So-called anti-fascist files in Brazil expose the personal information of hundreds of people

One of the lists, which circulated on WhatsApp, doxxed people's personal information such as names, pictures, and addresses.

In the Brazilian Amazon, fires and pandemic are a disastrous mix

In the middle of the COVID-19 crisis, the increase in fires in the Amazon could overburden even more the healthcare system, with more cases of respiratory problems.

As the health system buckles from COVID-19 pressure, Bolivians turn to herbal medicine

Bolivian ministries, news media and students advocate the healing properties of plants

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.

Mexican feminists and workers’ rights defenders faced wave of arrests in June

Various threats, arrests, and detentions happened in under 15 days.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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