Stories about Latin America from August, 2016
"One more triumph was given to us by these worthy Colombians, representatives of the very mistreated afrodescendants in this racist and segregated Colombia."
"It is this determination that they show against all odds. I love the athletes in this team as if they were my own children."
La Gente Anda Diciendo collects phrases overheard in Argentina's capital and turns them into Facebook posts, books and notepads.
Closed off to tourists since 2003, the trail to Brazil's highest mountain is set to reopen in 2018, managed by the indigenous peoples themselves.
"I think I united a nation."
On August 31, the world celebrates Blog Day. A group in Paraguay is making something special of the holiday.
Lawmakers want to "suspend US aid to Honduran police and military until human rights violations by security forces cease and those responsible for of such crimes are brought to justice.”
"The decision of judge Olavo Zampol Júnior is another shameful and monstrous episode of judicial violence against the victims of military police."
A strong earthquake shook the Peruvian province of Arequipa in mid-August, killing at least four people and leaving hundreds without a home.
"The rarest Pokémons are found in avenues outside downtown though, so we drive without distractions while the user catches them."
CrowdVoice.by enables activists and grassroots organizations to collaboratively curate media related to their causes.
Nicaragua has the highest cervical cancer death rate in the Americas —and women must face down societal pressure even to get treated.
One forward-thinking Bahia-born journalist hatches an online gift economy project with an important difference — it's exclusively for women.
Ha'e Kuera Ñande Kuera: Reggae and Hip-Hop Expanding the Guarani Culture by Dialoguing With the World
Meet the musical group created by Mbyan youths from Misiones, in Argentina, who compose their realities in the Guarani language and use citizen media to talk about identities.
With all the attention being lavished on Rio, the city's poor have been largely sidelined. But one organization is hoping to give them a bit of a leg up.
"Here there are those who take the harm from the depths of his being, here there are those who suck away the evil spirits."
With #CarlosJáureguiStation" the Argentinian capital remembers the most important figure in the struggle of LGBTI rights 20 years after his death.
"We only see (and criticize) the athletes. But the problem with their poor performance in #Rio2016 goes a lot deeper."
Our second post on the fascinating journey of these popular educators who are looking to learn, interconnect and publicize 'the other education' that social movements in Latin America are promoting.
Filmmaker Digs Up the History and Controversy Beneath ‘100 Years of Beauty’ in the Dominican Republic
Inspired by the Cut.com series, Lala Films tells the history of Dominican beauty over the past century. And it doesn't leave out the controversy.
"They said judo wasn't for me, that was a embarrassment for my family. Now I'm an Olympic champion in my own home".