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Stories about Latin America

17 January 2017

Princess Leia's Hairdo Didn't Come From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Weeks after the tragic death of beloved actress Carrie Fisher, the Internet is digging up the Mexican origins of Princess Leia's iconic hairdo.

13 January 2017

The Best of Latin American Info-Activism in 2016 (Part II)

The organization SocialTIC reviews 2016's most inspirational info-activist projects in Latin America.

12 January 2017

The Chilean Podcast Putting the Stars Within Everyone's Reach

"My great wish for us all is that we find our inner child and surprise ourselves with the wonders of our cosmos."

11 January 2017

In Venezuela, a Conductor's Lack of Political Opinion Hits a Sour Note in Some Circles

The "apolitical" position of celebrated musician Gustavo Dudamel is unacceptable for many Venezuelans at this critical time, and has reignited the debate on the connection between the arts and politics.

9 January 2017

How Many Cows Does It Take To Get A University Degree?

Paying for higher education in Paraguay is difficult for most citizens. For indigenous women, it is doubly difficult.

7 January 2017

‘Gasolinazo': How Gasoline Price Gouging Has Spurred “Collective Bad Temperedness” in Mexico

2017 has got off to a shaky start for Mexico.

30 December 2016

There Were Many Bright Spots to Be Found Amid the Doom and Gloom of 2016

Here's a list of 41 Global Voices stories about the strength and creativity of the human spirit, proving that 2016 wasn't an annus horribilis through and through.

29 December 2016

‘Learning to Live with the Narco in Mexico’, Stories from Survivors of the War on Organized Crime

"We must urgently portray the faces of those who face fear."

27 December 2016

Saudi Arabia Promises to Stop Using British-Made Cluster Bombs in Yemen

Saudi Arabia has promised to stop using British-made cluster bombs, which are prohibited by the Convention on Cluster Munitions, in its air strikes in Yemen.

26 December 2016

What Worried Latin Americans in 2016?

"How philosophical, how profound are the doubts that trouble the Latin American minds of our times."

Argentinian Politician Calls for ‘Denouncing an International Genocide’ in Syria

Argentinian politician Juan Carlos Giordano of the 'Socialist Left' party called on the government of Argentina to cut all diplomatic ties with the Assad regime.

23 December 2016

On YouTube, a Glimpse of the Funny Side of Latin American Christmas Celebrations

Humor: One of the most important elements in Latin American Christmas celebrations.

Things Are Not What They Seem: The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast

This week, we take you to Paraguay, Iran, Qatar and the Caribbean.

Christmas Time Means Loads of Peculiar and Delicious Dishes for Latin Americans

Is your tummy grumbling while home for the holidays? Feast your eyes on the diverse, colorful, and delicious dishes of Latin American tradition in late December.

22 December 2016

Activists Around the World Could Learn From Peru's History of Protest

Look to civil society's innovations in 1990s Peru, and activists around the world today could learn some vital lessons in resisting autocracy.

17 December 2016

What Are People Naming Their Kids in Mexico?

Global Voices Advocacy

Did you know there are Mexicans named "Christmas Day" or "Yahoo" and that -- to make matters worse -- online bullying violates their privacy?

MujeresMundi Offers Spanish-Language Chronicles of Women's Roles Around the World

"Change is around the corner, even though we sometimes feel it's far away. The only way to bring change closer is to set our minds on it."

A Ceremony of Reconciliation in Colombia Shows How Peace is Made by People, not Treaties

"We want there to be peace and we're going to construct it. We're betting on the construction of peace. "

15 December 2016

When You’re Black and Foreign in Brazil: An African Medical Student Shares His Story

In 2016, while still halfway through his undergraduate degree in medicine at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Fleury Johnson decided to start blogging about his life in Brazil.

14 December 2016

Mexico Reportedly Moves Ahead With Controversial Pipeline, Despite Moratorium

"What is important to these rich men is to conclude the work and pocket all the profits, solidifying the appropriation of the Yaqui Territory.”

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