Stories about Latin America from October, 2016
"We're tired. Stop screwing us."
"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?"
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."
"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 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.
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.
"With this decree, illegal mining in the Caura becomes legalized. Now they are definitely going to kill us."
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.
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"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."
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"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”
Diaz confirmed late in the evening on October 12 that she and colleagues were released from police custody and returning to Havana.
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.
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.
Luis testified against his father in the La Perla-Ribera mega trial for crimes against humanity committed during Argentina's dictatorship in the 1970s.