Stories about Latin America from February, 2017
"Two readings, two Venezuelas."
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.
"I'm not ashamed of making my videos up here and showing the place I call home. This is my reality."
"I know about half a dozen people here, who have truly forgotten that one day they arrived here and lived here illegally."
"Netanyahu's support for Trump and the wall shows in all its meanness how low the Israeli prime minister has reached. Shameful."
"...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..."
His sentence expires on May 17.
Higher education in Puerto Rico finds itself in crisis following major budget cutbacks and a wave of resignations at the University of Puerto Rico.
An award-winning photo by Luís Acosta shows the human side of Colombia's guerrilla fighters.
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.”
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?
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.
As social manipulation abounds on Twitter, Venezuela blocks more news websites, and Facebook heads to France to fight fake news.
"I have HIV. I am a person."
In the wake of protests following Mexico's hike in gas prices, social media has become a battlefield over the propagation of false stories.
"...a small fraction of all the corruption there is in our rotten prison system."
"Leaving this song out doesn't make the party less fun and we manage to have a gathering where everyone can really enjoy themselves."
"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.
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.
"Who is to blame for the fire, according to Twitter: foreigners, the Mapuche people, ISIS, Pinochet, the State, businesses, the USA."
"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."