Stories about Latin America from March, 2017
"The #156 sentence of the Supreme Court of Justice sentence is not a coup, it’s a formal declaration of a coup that’s been in progress for four years."
A Canadian Company Is Set to Construct Brazil's Largest Open-Pit Gold Mine—in the Heart of the Amazon
The Volta Grande Gold Project will extract 600 tons of gold over the course of 12 years. But activists and indigenous groups oppose the plan.
What Role Did Brazilian Mainstream Media Play in the Murder of a Teenage Girl? This Filmmaker Wants to Know.
"Eloá’s story is the story of many Brazilians. Brazil is the fifth country in the world in terms of the number of women killed..."
"I think the website and the content we publish on the Internet make memory. We have made memory with our videos and stories."
"They killed Miroslava for talking, for making information that society demands to be public, and for annoying the powerful, in all its forms."
Nadia Muciño was murdered by her husband and her brother-in-law in February 2004. This, however, is not her story. This is the story of her youngest sister, Viviana.
Internet access is fleeting, connection quality is poor, and the costs of getting online are astronomical. But you wouldn't know it from the headlines.
"What's left of the dictatorship? Everything except the dictatorship."
"Readers will find stories written in colloquial language that will inform them about the problem of corruption and of how the National Anticorruption System works."
A crisis in Brazil's prisons has raised alarms about systemic violence, and also highlighted a vocal segment of Brazilian society apparently cheering on the bloodshed.
Since early March, several cities in Peru have struggled with a seemingly endless wave of heavy rains, floods, landslides, road closures, and lately school closures.
A local media outlet that published testimonies of some of the victims of the shelter fire suffered a DDoS attack.
The administrator was prosecuted not for defamation, but rather for violating Brazil's anonymity laws.
"State crimes in our country remain unpunished since the same system that committed them covers them up. Without justice they remain as open sores."
"I envy the opportunities they have on the the other side of the river. For us, this is another world."
“The girls rebelled and set fire to their mattresses so they would be allowed out of their rooms.” But they weren't.
A citizen activist and former public servant in Mexico is leading an unorthodox campaign to rub politicians' faces in the public's dissatisfaction.
Many migrants crossing the US-Mexico border go missing, leaving their families desperately searching for clues online of what happened.
Latin America is expecting a rush of civic demonstrations on Wednesday, following promises by an array of civic groups to join a labor strike on International Women's Day
In the latest installment of the series 'Cows That Fly, Schools That Crumble', two students are forced to make a dangerous river crossing to get to class.
In Peru, there is a ray of hope for women who want to avoid street harassment.