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Stories about Latin America

Ten social media posts that capture Latin American reactions to the storming of the US Capitol

"Girlfriends, what good are two centuries of gringo political intervention if not to make us laugh our pants off right now?"

Venezuela refuels its territorial dispute with Guyana in area with massive offshore oil find

In the wake of ExxonMobil's discovery of massive energy reserves in Guyana, a centuries-old border dispute between Venezuela and Guyana heats up.

Christmas, a time to campaign to free political prisoners in Nicaragua

For a third year in a row, Nicaraguans have pushed to release political prisoners, now estimated at about 100 people.

The awakening of the ‘bicentennial generation’ in Peru

'Do not be alarmed if there is talk of a new Constitution. There is a much-needed debate to be had.'

Anti-rights Wiki: An investigation into the conservative lobby in Latin America

Investigative project by four digital media platforms from Ecuador and Guatemala collects data on “pro-life” groups.

2020: The year of feminist struggles and political resistance in Latin America

The year 2020 was marked by the role of feminist and social movements in helping bring about immense political changes in Latin America and the Caribbean despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite attacks and threats, a Brazilian priest distributes aid to São Paulo's growing homeless population

A symbol of the struggle for rights for vulnerable people, Father Júlio Lancellotti's been sued by President Bolsonaro and has suffered attacks from a conservative candidate in São Paulo.

Argentina closes 2020 with historic Senate vote legalizing abortion

"I’ve woken up to see Argentina more free and feminist. No one will ever be forced to give birth again. Argentina is safer for all women."

Calls for freedom of expression in Cuba after members of artist collective evicted during peaceful protest

More than 200 people gathered in Havana to demand the right to freedom of expression, but the result of dialogue with Cuban authorities remains uncertain.

Uruguay’s new government is prioritising security, but is it at the cost of free speech?

The Urgent Consideration Law marks a turning point in Uruguay's changing political landscape.

Ecuador's transgender communities organize first-ever National Trans March

"We are fed up, we are tired of the social debt, of the State debt, of the commodification of the struggle of trans people."

Extension of Temporary Protection Status provides a moment of relief for Salvadoran immigrants in the US

"I live in constant fear that the TPS program will end before I find a way to become a permanent resident."

What the international press did not understand about the demonstrations in Peru

The demonstrations in Peru were historic: 13 per cent of the nation actively participated, and 73 per cent supported the demonstrators. Why did the international press give it relatively little...

How I survived tear gas bombs dropped on protestors in Peru

"I left just in time, pressing onward and calling out for water, but there was no one to help. I felt like I was dying."

Bangladesh bids farewell to Argentinian football legend Maradona

Argentinian football legend Maradona became an icon in Bangladesh after the 1986 FIFA World Cup. Now, Bangladeshi fans mourn his death.

Our new normal doesn't have to be dictated by the monopolies of information technology

If the lesson from the pandemic is that we will survive thanks to internet connectivity and technology, then we are lost.

Court ruling gives Trinidad & Tobago green light to deport a Venezuelan minor

After a group of Venezuelans was deported, and then returned to Trinidad under court order, another High Court judge has ruled the state has the right to apply domestic law.

Trinidad & Tobago deports Venezuelan women and children as matter of ‘national security’

The deportation of 16 Venezuelan minors and nine women shortly before they were supposed to have a habeas corpus hearing has prompted energetic debate in Trinidad and Tobago.

Chronic kidney disease affects 1 out of 10 Salvadorans, including children

Yet, more and more people throughout the world, and in this case, El Salvador, get CKD due to exposure to agrochemicals and dehydration.

During the Cold War, Latin American intellectuals found solace in communist Prague

After World War II, Latin America had authoritarian, US-backed anti-communist governments. Facing repression at home, writers found refuge in communist Prague, in a story little-known in today's Czech Republic.

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