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· March, 2016

Stories about Latin America from March, 2016

31 March 2016

Suspected of Buying Votes, Peru’s Presidential Frontrunner Gets to Stay in the Race

The Special Electorate Jury of Lima has dismissed a request to exclude from Peru's presidential race the most controversial candidate, Keiko Fujimori, leading to a national legitimacy crisis.

30 March 2016

Still No Justice 10 Years After Bolivian Migrants Die in a Sweatshop Fire in Argentina

"Keeping the memory of the tragedy is a tool to fight for the future. We do not forget."

28 March 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Elephant in the Room

In this edition we take you to Somalia, Japan, China, Pakistan and Cuba.

26 March 2016

Your Guide to Understanding Brazil's Political Crisis

Brazil has gone into a freefall in the past three weeks, with events unfolding so quickly that spending so much as a moment offline risks missing out the latest news.

24 March 2016

Look Out, Daughter of Peru’s Former Dictator. Protesters Don’t Want You Running for President.

Throughout all the campaign, Keiko Fujimori's leading position was unquestionable, but things started to change as the authoritarian governing style of her father returned to Peruvians' memory.

Mexican Government Hopes to Counter Violence Against Women With Gender Alerts

Government sponsored gender-violence alerts are on the rise as a response to the the daily occurrence of sexual abuse, torture and femicides, but Mexicans are suspicious about their efficacy.

22 March 2016

Despite Tradition and Convention, Salsa Keeps Egyptians on the Dance Floor

Believe it or not, but Latin America and Egypt have more in common than ancient civilizations and pyramid-building.

Cubans Cast a Critical Glance on Obama's Havana Tour

Amid fanfare and debate over human rights, trade, and baseball, Cubans on the island (at least those with Internet access) are voicing firm critiques of both leaders.

21 March 2016

When in Need, Some Peruvians Pray to Unofficial Saints

Although the Roman Catholic Church has not officially recognized them, folk saints like Sarita Colonia and Chacalón have large followings in Peru.

20 March 2016

Series of Animated Stories Revitalise Indigenous Languages in Mexico

Rising Voices

‘68 tongues, 68 hearts’ is an animated project aimed at preserving and sharing the indigenous languages of Mexico through a series of short animations narrated in the indigenous languages.

18 March 2016

The Amazonian City of Pucallpa Has Been Protesting For Days, but Peru's Media Isn't Taking Notice

"Sixth day of regional strike in Pucallpa and there isn't one news story in the Sunday programmes."

16 March 2016

Let’s Tour the Lima and Mexico City of Yesteryear

Some images make us travel to periods and places considered other people's memories; but thanks to images shared online, you can travel in time and space to Lima and Mexico.

American Reporter's Assault Reveals How Common Sexual Violence Is in Mexico City

"Women become targets, sometimes without the victims or victimizers being fully aware of it, of expressions that place women second to men, that turn them into objects to be admired."

15 March 2016

Ten Years on, Families Keep the Memories of 65 Miners Killed in Mexico Alive

The families of the miners killed at Pasta de Conchos want to prevent a tragedy from happening again: "We're united by the certainty that life is worth more than coal".

Should Brazilian Students Study Portuguese Literature?

While some argue that respected authors from Portugal are being axed from the curriculum, others say priority should be given to the literature of Portuguese Africa and Latin America.

I Found My Voice in Spanish, a Language Once Used to Subjugate My Ancestors

In part two of her post, Shirley Campbell examines how Spanish is a language at once discriminatory and liberating.

14 March 2016

Hear That? The Global Voices Podcast Is Back.

After a three year break, the Global Voices Podcast is back. In this edition, we take you to Mexico, China, Tajikistan, Macedonia and Russia.

Polarization and Dehumanization: Two Keys to Understanding the Assassination of Honduran Activist Berta Cáceres

Hedme Sierra Castro, a Honduran human rights advocate, shares context on Honduras, a land vulnerable to impunity and abuse of native communities.

12 March 2016

Tumeremo Cries Out for Its 28 Missing Miners on the Only Road That Connects It to the Rest of Venezuela

People do not expect justice or compensation. They just plead for the return of their loved ones' remains: "Even if it's just a pile of sand to embrace".

11 March 2016

Civic Law Initiative Propels Fight Against Political Corruption in Mexico

"Asking politicians to solve the problem is like asking a footballer to be the referee at his own match." The 3of3 initiative is the voice of many Mexicans asking for...

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