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· February, 2017

Stories about Latin America from February, 2017

28 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 episde, we take you to India, Japan, Australia, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago to introduce you to the Face of Resistance in a globalized world.

27 February 2017

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."

24 February 2017

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..."

23 February 2017

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.

22 February 2017

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.

21 February 2017

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.”

20 February 2017

Free Expression Under Fire as Venezuela Takes CNN Spanish Off the Air

Global Voices Advocacy

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?

17 February 2017

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.

16 February 2017

Netizen Report: In Kenya and Mexico, Citizens Suspect State Manipulation on Twitter

Global Voices Advocacy

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."

15 February 2017

Battle of the Hashtags: Mapping the Online Conversation Surrounding Mexico's Gas Prices

Global Voices Advocacy

In the wake of protests following Mexico's hike in gas prices, social media has become a battlefield over the propagation of false stories.

14 February 2017

‘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."

11 February 2017

‘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.

8 February 2017

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.

6 February 2017

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."

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