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· November, 2013

Stories about Latin America from November, 2013

GV Face: 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian Descent Stripped of Citizenship

Can a country strip more than 200,000 people of their citizenship rights? This week we speak to activists in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Violence Takes Over a Classic Rivalry in Uruguayan Football

Peñarol fans were responsible for a violent incident during the classic game against Nacional. The rivalry between the two teams -the most popular in Uruguay- goes back to their founding.

Impunity: The Biggest Threat to Freedom of Expression in Latin America

In the last 20 years, 670 journalists have been killed in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to delegates from the IFEX-ACL alliance, which recently presented their Annual Report on Impunity 2013: “Faces...

Brazilian Athletes Go on Offensive for a ‘Better Football’

For the first time, a group of professional Brazilian football players are challenging the Brazilian Federation of Football (CBF) on players' rights without intermediaries.

Where Does Puerto Rico Stand on LGBT Issues?

Or perhaps a better question: where does the LGBT community stand in the struggle to gain visibility and recognition of its rights?

Vote Counting Errors in Honduras Elections

RNS in Honduras Culture and Politics writes about some of the anomalies noted by observers of Sunday's elections in Honduras, “some of which have been corrected, and others of which...

Cuba Suspends Consular Services in the United States

The suspension of consular services will affect Cuban and U.S. citizens alike, due to the impossibility of completing procedures such as issuing passports, visas, legalization documents, and other services.

Buenos Aires to Host Indigenous Film Festival ‘BAIn’

Festival de Cine Indígena BAIn 2013 – Del 27 de noviembre al 4 de diciembre + info en http://t.co/nPt8ZxbKAU pic.twitter.com/C4BT1gEC32 — CineBAIn (@BAInCine) November 25, 2013 From November 27 to...

Global Voices Partners With Fundación MEPI

Fundación MEPI is an organization that promotes investigative journalism projects in Central America. Global Voices will republish their stories regularly, bringing you in-depth reporting about the region.

Machismo and Old Prejudices Keep Mexican Rape Victims Silent

One woman is raped every four minutes in Mexico. This crime, like violence in the country, has become more brutal in recent years. Fundación MEPI reports.

Honduras: Over 600 Femicides in 2012

A woman is killed in Honduras an average of once every fourteen and a half hours according to the Violence Observatory of the National Autonomous University of Honduras. The group...

‘Las Patronas’ Receive Human Rights Award for Work Feeding Migrants

Norma Vázquez Romero was given the 2013 Mexican Human Rights Award for feeding migrants from Central America and Southern Mexico en route to the United States.

Competing Candidates Claim Victory in Honduras Presidential Election

Conservative candidate Juan Orlando Hernández is currently leading the presidential vote; but his main rival, left-wing candidate Xiomara Castro, has also claimed victory. Votes are still being counted.

Love Doesn't Kill: Campaign Against Femicide in Colombia

23-year old Nataly Palacios Córdoba was murdered by her boyfriend in August. Her death caused such a shock that her classmates decided to launch the 'Love doesn't kill' campaign.

Brazilian Activists Meet in Free Media Week in Rio de Janeiro

A series of debates and workshops dedicated to the democratization of the media, digital radio, cryptography and surveillance, among other digital activism issues, starts tomorrow, November 26, in Rio de...

Two Brazilian Women Kill Themselves After Sex Tape, Nude Photos Leaked

"I am afraid but I think is goodbye forever," 17-year-old Julia Rebeca wrote on her Twitter account before taking her own life.

Scientists from Around the World Gather in Brazil

The World Science Forum (WSF) gathers hundreds of scientists from all around the world this week in Brazil, to discuss their role in the 21st century and to emphasize the...

‘People That Look Like Themselves': A Comic that Celebrates Natural Black Hair

Angolan artist Francisca Nzenze Meireles, aka Chiquinha, discusses the inspiration for her comic, which relates the day-to-day experiences of those who love their naturally curly hair.

Thousands March for the Liberation of Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera

Thousands of people are marching today in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in favor of the liberation of Oscar López Rivera, imprisoned in the United States 32 years ago on charges...

Brazilian “Wikicity” Travels to the World Forum for Democracy

Known as “the capital of participatory democracy”, the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre will become subject for a lab in the World Forum for Democracy. Focus will be given to...

About our Latin America coverage

Melissa Vida is the Latin America Spanish-language editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Fernanda Canofre is the Brazil editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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