Stories about Latin America from February, 2017
‘El Caracazo’ Riots Are Still at the Center of Venezuelan Debate 28 Years Later
"Two readings, two Venezuelas."
The Face of Resistance: Are You Listening? Podcast
In this episode, we take you to India, Japan, Australia, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago to introduce you to the Face of Resistance in a globalized world.
The Story of a Gay, Black Man From the Outskirts of São Paulo Who Became a Filmmaker
"I'm not ashamed of making my videos up here and showing the place I call home. This is my reality."
What Does Trump's Presidency Mean for Brazilians? It's Complicated.
"I know about half a dozen people here, who have truly forgotten that one day they arrived here and lived here illegally."
As Border Wall Looms Over Mexico, a Closer Look at Israel’s Internationally Condemned Wall
"Netanyahu's support for Trump and the wall shows in all its meanness how low the Israeli prime minister has reached. Shameful."
Granada, Colombia: An Emblem of War and Peace
"...we knew that the guerrillas or the paramilitaries were going to come in, so we all ran with mats, thermoses with sugar cane water, packages of saltine crackers..."
Oscar López Rivera Is in Puerto Rico but Under House Arrest Until His Sentence Expires
His sentence expires on May 17.
Why Are Puerto Ricans Sharing Their Student Numbers on Social Media?
Higher education in Puerto Rico finds itself in crisis following major budget cutbacks and a wave of resignations at the University of Puerto Rico.
Colombia's Guerilla Fighters Like You've Never Seen Them
An award-winning photo by Luís Acosta shows the human side of Colombia's guerrilla fighters.
A Veteran of the Malvinas War Shares His Healing Journey to the Past
War veteran Miguel Savage says there are three ways to cope terrible suffering: “block everything out, play the victim, or embrace the pain and turn it into something positive.”
Free Expression Under Fire as Venezuela Takes CNN Spanish Off the Air
CNN broadcasts will now be freely available in Venezuela on YouTube — but what does it matter in the country with one of the slowest Internet connections in the region?
Facebook Gives a Voice to Missing People in Mexico
Families in Mexico searching desperately for missing loved ones are turning to social media and other digital platforms as an effective way to get the word out.
Netizen Report: In Kenya and Mexico, Citizens Suspect State Manipulation on Twitter
As social manipulation abounds on Twitter, Venezuela blocks more news websites, and Facebook heads to France to fight fake news.
‘We Need to Normalize HIV Now, Not Tomorrow,’ Says One Chilean Artist
"I have HIV. I am a person."
Battle of the Hashtags: Mapping the Online Conversation Surrounding Mexico's Gas Prices
In the wake of protests following Mexico's hike in gas prices, social media has become a battlefield over the propagation of false stories.
‘Graduations from Hell': A Documentary on the Mexican Prison System Crisis
"...a small fraction of all the corruption there is in our rotten prison system."
Should Brazil Boycott Traditional Carnival Songs With Sexist and Racist Overtones?
"Leaving this song out doesn't make the party less fun and we manage to have a gathering where everyone can really enjoy themselves."
‘The War Against Drugs Creates a War for Drugs’
"I think what we have done to Latin America has been terrible to the utmost extreme, but it can come to an end. The alternative exists," says journalist Johann Hari.
Argentina Confronts the Scourge of Women’s Nipples
A police crackdown on three topless women at a beach has sparked a national debate about the gender inequality of the country's recreational dresscode.
Forest Fires in Chile Set Alight Debate, Conflict and Misinformation
"Who is to blame for the fire, according to Twitter: foreigners, the Mapuche people, ISIS, Pinochet, the State, businesses, the USA."
Marvel Meets Orishas: A Brazilian Artist Is Turning African Gods Into Superheroes
"For someone born and raised in Bahia, the African influence on our culture goes beyond the religious. It affects our habits, our speech, our food. It's part of our identity."