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· April, 2015

Stories about Latin America from April, 2015

30 April 2015

At Least 30 People Killled After Heavy Rains in Chile

A Chilean Real-Time Video App Launches at the Boston Marathon

How a Youth Collective Is Changing the Brazilian Amazon Community of Cabelo Seco

Rising Voices

"The community still faces weaknesses, fights and disputes, a lot of worries at home and in the streets, but we try to overcome all that."

28 April 2015

‘Nappies in Adolescence': Alarming Number of Pregnant Teens in Venezuela

Chilean Volcano Wakes Up After Four Decades of Inactivity With Violent, Spectacular Eruption

Is Mexico’s National Game a Beloved Sport or Animal Cruelty?

Is charrería an expression of Mexican folklore or an abusive practice against animals?

Peru Struggles to Navigate the Needs of Intelligence Collection and Privacy Rights

The political storm caused by revelations about the country's chief intelligence agency has subsided, but the debate about security and privacy is still booming and banging.

Mexican Rescue Team Asks for Help to Go to Nepal

26 April 2015

‘There Is a Word Missing in the History of the Armenian Genocide: Justice’

Only five Latin American countries have recognized the Armenian genocide, among them Argentina, where a journalist tells the story of her grandparents harrowing escape.

Thousands of Guatemalans March to Demand Resignations of Top Leadership

According to some analysts, these protests are different from demonstrations against "corruption as usual," and could lead to an institutional crisis, early elections, or even a coup.

Late Author Eduardo Galeano Saw Something Deeply Profound in Soccer

The Uruguayan writer was one of the first in Latin America to dare to muse on the nature of the game known as the opium of the people.

23 April 2015

Mexico's Escalating Labor Strike in San Quentin

Global Voices looks at farm workers' protests in San Quintin and Mexico's larger ethnic conflict and social challenges.

Are Blogs an Endangered Species?

22 April 2015

‘We Want Answers': Mexico’s Federal Police Accused of Massacre at Apatzingán

An investigative report debunks the Mexican government's version of a shooting in January. "Friendly fire" among civilians didn't leave 16 people dead. Federal police firing into a downtown plaza did.

What Does Hacking Education Mean?

Ecuadorian Woman Fights for Right to Save Sister-in-Law with Organ Transplant

Daniela Peralta fights an Ecuadorian law that prevents her from donating organ tissue to save her sister-in-law, who is suffering from kidney failure.

21 April 2015

The Controversial Tweet That Led a Costa Rican Official to Resign

Julia Ardón, a social media aide for Costa Rica's president, attracted a firestorm of criticism for tweeting from her personal account against the Catholic Church's stance on in vitro fertilization.

Protecting Personal Data in Argentina Is a Work in Progress

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