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· March, 2015

Stories about Latin America from March, 2015

31 March 2015

Nicaraguan Mother Recovered Her Child Detained At German Embassy in Managua

Before the Border: The Immigrant Odyseey Across Mexico

Colombia Past and Present: An Interview with Author William Ospina

Excerpts from the most popular segments of an interview with the writer William Ospina on history, perception, and cultural identity in Colombia and Latin America.

The Government is Unprepared as Peru's Heavy Rains Unleash Lethal Landslides

The rain season is getting stronger and longer every year in Peru. This year at least seven people died in landslides caused by the rain in Chosica, near Lima.

30 March 2015

Revolutionary Extractivism in Bolivia?

Extractivism uses money (rents) from natural gas and mineral exports to improve public infrastructures and alleviate poverty through redistributive policies and has broad popular support in Bolivia.

27 March 2015

Bus Users Fight Over Seat in Peruvian Bus and You Can't Imagine How This Ends

Ecuadorians Take to the Streets to Protest Government

Bringing the Muisca Language Back from Extinction, One Word at a Time

Rising Voices

Even though the indigenous language Muisca is extinct, a group of Colombians are using wikis, mobile apps, and social media to breathe new life into the language.

The Media's Role in Mexico's ‘Warped’ Democracy

Eerie Similarities Between Germanwings Tragedy and Argentinian-Spanish Film ‘Wild Tales’

The Arduous Journey of Colombian Migrants Headed for Chile

Global Voices, in collaboration with Connectas, Agenda Propia, Útero.pe, Vice and El Mercurio de Antofagasta, explored the challenges and history of migration in Latin America during a Google Hangout.

23 March 2015

10 Common Words in Spanish and English That Come From Quechua

If you think that Quechua is only used in the Andes, you're sorely mistaken. Spanish, Catalan and even English use Quechua words.

Mexico's Airwaves Aren't the Same Without Journalist Carmen Aristegui

The Bridge

Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui says her firing is an attack on freedom of expression; her bosses say it's a breach of confidence. Either way, this is not her first rodeo.

19 March 2015

Empty Shelves: Venezuela's Economic Shortage Explained

Despite the promise of a new year, Venezuelans haven't begun 2015 in the happiest of ways, however, enduring one of the worst economic shortages in recent memory.

How Guatemalan Group ‘Las Poderosas’ Uses Theater to Confront Violence Against Women

For these women, theater is a means to heal trauma and raise awareness of gender-based violence within a country where two women a day are killed on average.

Film Documents Alleged Human Rights Crimes by Peru's Military in the 80s

Indigenous Activists Threatened and Attacked in El Cauca, Colombia

18 March 2015

In Caracas I Found Tehran

The Bridge

Against the backdrop of the rapprochement between their two countries, Iranians and Venezuelans find friendship and common ground—and love too.

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