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· October, 2016

Stories about Latin America from October, 2016

28 October 2016

After Rejecting the Peace Agreement, Colombia Seeks a New Path

"Who is going to go to the regions that voted for YES to explain to them what's the route to follow after the NO won in the national referendum?"

25 October 2016

Yet Another Socio-Environmentalist Is Murdered in Amazonia

Earlier this month, on October 13, two assassins on a motorcycle murdered Luís Alberto Araújo, the environmental secretary of the Brazilian town of Altamira, Pará State.

Venezuela's Government Blocks the Recall Referendum Process, and the Opposition Cries ‘Dictatorship!’

"A democratic government consults the people. A dictatorship flees the electoral vote."

22 October 2016

Who Has the Right to Tell a Country’s Story?

Global Voices Advocacy

"It is not possible to tell the truth about Cuba from only one viewpoint, or from unanimous viewpoints that are the equivalent of one."

A Day in the Life of Immigration Limbo in the US

A mother who escaped gang violence with her children in El Salvador waits in Boston to know whether she and her family can stay in the US legally or not.

21 October 2016

An Indigenous Woman Could Be a Presidential Candidate in Mexico Two Years From Now

The extreme Mexican left hints at nominating an indigenous woman for the 2018 presidential election. Meanwhile, in Chiapas, women are forced to renounce their positions because of their gender.

In Venezuela, Indigenous Communities’ Struggles With Mining Are Far From Over

"With this decree, illegal mining in the Caura becomes legalized. Now they are definitely going to kill us."

20 October 2016

Indigenous, Student and Afro Communities in Colombia Are Not Taking ‘No’ for an Answer

Communities from the most affected areas in Colombia's armed conflict took the streets of the capital to protest against the results of the referendum and support the peace agreement.

18 October 2016

Paraguay, a Country Where Cows Fly While Schools Crumble

The first in a series by Kurtural on Paraguayan education and how the country is taking this right for all and turning it into a privilege for a few.

17 October 2016

How High Homicide Rates Affects Women from Low-Income Communities in Brazil

Homicide victims in Brazil are mostly men, young, black and part-black people from low-income families. How does this impact the future of black and low-income women?

14 October 2016

She Needs Justice: The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast

This week, we’ll introduce you to women seeking or achieving justice in Poland, Uruguay, Russia and Syria.

13 October 2016

A Transgender Woman’s Modest Election Win Is a Huge Victory for Brazil’s Trans Community

"No one cried for us. On the contrary. To many families, as it still is today, it’s a relief when they kill us or when we die."

Netizen Report: Brazilians Find the Limits of Free Speech on Facebook

Global Voices Advocacy

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

Former Guantanamo Prisoner Risks Death From Hunger Strike in Effort to Be Reunited With Family

"They have closed the doors on me and left me without any solution and this is the only path that I've found."

Cuban Journalist Elaine Diaz and Colleagues Arrested For Reporting on Hurricane Matthew “Without a Permit”

Global Voices Advocacy

Diaz confirmed late in the evening on October 12 that she and colleagues were released from police custody and returning to Havana.

7 October 2016

“With a Nobel, but Without Peace”

The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Colombia's President Santos for his efforts to end a five decades-long civil war, with Syria's widely celebrated White Helmets missing out.

A Long List of Criminal Allegations Is Catching Up to Mexican Governor Javier Duarte

The circle is tightening around the Mexican governor accused of corruption and attacks against journalists. What happens in the legal system, however, is anybody's guess.

The Story of an Argentine Torturer's Son

Luis testified against his father in the La Perla-Ribera mega trial for crimes against humanity committed during Argentina's dictatorship in the 1970s.

6 October 2016

‘No’ to Peace in Colombia: Into the Deep Podcast

This week, we dig deep into why Colombians voted down a peace deal that would have brought an end to a war that has lasted for more than 50 years.

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