Stories about Latin America from January, 2015
Höség is a Hungarian word that means heat, and that's what supportive people are giving children in the highest zones of Peruvian Andes, where temperatures are so low that “it's winter every day after five in the afternoon”. Warm and functional. Thought on the needs of children who live over...
Our contributor in Mexico, Juan Tadeo, tells us how he became involved in Global Voices, what he likes to write about, and what he's learned of citizen journalism.
A few tweets recall the sanctions placed on cartoonist Bonil in Ecuador, paralleling his situation to the Charlie Hebdo tragedy in France and the debate over freedom of expression.
A Peruvian website that publishes open data was closed down after being fined, rekindling a debate about the use of personal data in the country.
Political analyst Denise Dresser gave a talk reflecting on ways to be a citizen in today's Mexico. The YouTube video has received thousands of views and sparked important conversations.
Military police are accused of violently suppressing a protest against publication transportation fare hikes in Sao Paulo.
Birdman and La Parka are movies with Mexican talent that are nominated at the Oscars. González Iñárritu y Lubezki are after the award, as well as Serra Argüello from Nicaragua.
Although 2014 ended almost one month ago, it is never too late to enjoy the blog Puerto Rico Indie's service to curious ears.
On December 30, 2014, Colombia's government raised the minimum wage by 4.6 percent to 644,350 Colombian pesos ($273). On social media, the disappointment of many has been palpable.
In a controversial Colombian beauty pageant known as "Little Miss Thong," participants, sponsored by the local city hall, are bikini-wearing girls as young a six-years-old.
Últimas Noticas' January 12 front page mobilized Twitter users this week, when readers decided the newspaper's political bias has gone too far.
January 2015 already resembles June 2013: hikes in transport fares in different Brazilian cities have sent hundreds of people into the streets, only to be met with police violence.
While its audiovisuals are produced with professional quality, the YouTube channel owes much of its popularity to videos that capture conversations and typical settings in contemporary Chile.
2014 was the year in which the US and Cuba announced a historic thaw in relations, Brazil hosted the World Cup, and the Ayotzinapa tragedy shocked Mexico and the world.
With Facebook groups and discussions on other citizen media outlets, Panamanians search for ways to understand and react to the challenges that come with immigration from its neighboring countries.
Prison inmates in Argentina now have full protection under the country's labor laws. Laura Schneider tries to wrap her head around the issue.
The US invasion of Panama in 1989 left an irrevocable mark on the psyche of the Panamanian people and now the government is calling for reconciliation.
Keren Dunaway, una joven activista de pacientes de VIH/Sida, fue liberada horas después de haber sido secuestrada en la ciudad hondureña de San Pedro Sula.
Adapted from a Storify curation by the portal La Pública, here is a look back at some highlights from the year of offline and online activism in Bolivia.
Puerto Rican Oscar López Rivera has been in prison for 33 years in the United States. He has been called the longest held political prisoner in the Western Hemisphere.
Some 20,000 young people took to the streets of Lima on December 22 to oppose controversial labour legislation proposed by the Peruvian government.