Stories about Latin America from December, 2016
The best of Latin American info-activism did not fit into one post, so this will be the first of two articles discussing initiatives that sparked online fire throughout the region.
Here's a list of 41 Global Voices stories about the strength and creativity of the human spirit, proving that 2016 wasn't an annus horribilis through and through.
"We must urgently portray the faces of those who face fear."
Saudi Arabia has promised to stop using British-made cluster bombs, which are prohibited by the Convention on Cluster Munitions, in its air strikes in Yemen.
"How philosophical, how profound are the doubts that trouble the Latin American minds of our times."
Argentinian politician Juan Carlos Giordano of the 'Socialist Left' party called on the government of Argentina to cut all diplomatic ties with the Assad regime.
Humor: One of the most important elements in Latin American Christmas celebrations.
This week, we take you to Paraguay, Iran, Qatar and the Caribbean.
Is your tummy grumbling while home for the holidays? Feast your eyes on the diverse, colorful, and delicious dishes of Latin American tradition in late December.
Look to civil society's innovations in 1990s Peru, and activists around the world today could learn some vital lessons in resisting autocracy.
Did you know there are Mexicans named "Christmas Day" or "Yahoo" and that -- to make matters worse -- online bullying violates their privacy?
"Change is around the corner, even though we sometimes feel it's far away. The only way to bring change closer is to set our minds on it."
"We want there to be peace and we're going to construct it. We're betting on the construction of peace. "
In 2016, while still halfway through his undergraduate degree in medicine at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Fleury Johnson decided to start blogging about his life in Brazil.
"What is important to these rich men is to conclude the work and pocket all the profits, solidifying the appropriation of the Yaqui Territory.”
Few countries were as in thrall to Castro as Venezuela, where many accuse him of enabling the abuses of the socialist government.
Can people in small groups change the stories that are told in the Venezuelan capital? Civil organizations strongly say 'yes'.
A well-known Peruvian educational outreach blog has listed 70 Spanish-language texts available on cultural and women's struggles.
The education crisis in Paraguay can also be seen at its private universities: institutions that see millionaire profits, with courses that are impossible to finish for many of the students.
Bolivia's 37 official languages makes the country cultural and linguistically diverse. However, that diversity is not always seen on the internet.