Stories about Latin America from January, 2015
Höség: Water and Windproof Solidarity
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 Voices: Juan Tadeo in México
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.
The Parallels Between France's Charlie Hebdo and Ecuador's Bonil
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 Website Fine Rekindles a Controversy About the Use of Personal Data in Perú
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.
10 Ways Mexicans Can Reclaim Their Troubled Country, According to Denisse Dresser
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.
Another Day, Another Violent Police Crackdown Against Protesters in Brazil
Military police are accused of violently suppressing a protest against publication transportation fare hikes in Sao Paulo.
Once Again, Mexicans Will Have a Starring Role at the Oscars
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.
A Musical Feast: Puerto Rico Indie's List of the Best 14 Albums of 2014
Although 2014 ended almost one month ago, it is never too late to enjoy the blog Puerto Rico Indie's service to curious ears.
Colombia's New Minimum Wage Generates Minimum Enthusiasm
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.
Outrage in Colombia over ‘Little Miss Thong’ Child Beauty Pageant
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.
This Newspaper's Headlines Have Become Too Much for Many Readers in Venezuela
Últimas Noticas' January 12 front page mobilized Twitter users this week, when readers decided the newspaper's political bias has gone too far.
Déjà Vu in Brazil as Police Crack Down on Protests Against Public Transportation Fare Hikes
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.
Chile's YouTube Viral Sensation: Woki Toki
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.
Stories We Told About Latin America in 2014
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.
Is Panama Still a ‘Melting Pot'?
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.
Should Prisoners Enjoy Full Labor Rights?
Prison inmates in Argentina now have full protection under the country's labor laws. Laura Schneider tries to wrap her head around the issue.
Panamá Calls for Reconciliation, 25 Years After US Invasion
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.
AIDS Activist Freed After Kidnapping in Honduras
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.
A Year of Offline and Online Activism in Bolivia
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.
Venezuelan President Would Free Opposition Leader if US Frees Oscar López Rivera
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.
Protests Against Peru's Labour Law Multiply, But Government Holds Firm
Some 20,000 young people took to the streets of Lima on December 22 to oppose controversial labour legislation proposed by the Peruvian government.