Stories about Latin America from May, 2017
"You put me between a rock and a hard place, and then you call me extremist?"
Mexico's Indigenous Peoples Select a Woman to Represent Their Resistance in Upcoming Presidential Election
"Let this country shake with the resistance, rebellion and dignity of all the peoples of Mexico."
The Digital Activism Meeting for Indigenous Languages took place in Guatemala and brought together important initiatives for the visibility and strengthening of Mayan languages through technology.
After four years of parliamentary process, Chile's Gender Identity Law goes to the Senate. And there are some big problems with the legislation.
"I wonder how many children "whiten" themselves socially without even realizing it. They are...ignorant of their ancestors and of the people who fought so history wouldn't repeat itself."
A Photographer Shines Light on the Abuse Women Suffer at Illegal ‘Conversion Therapy’ Clinics in Ecuador
"My first thought was that it could be me held there and told that, as a gay woman, I needed to change."
Seven journalists have been murdered in Mexico this year. Since 2012, less than one percent of attacks on journalists have resulted in a criminal conviction.
"Argentina cannot go backwards on human rights issues. The message of impunity cannot invade our streets”
"It's no wonder people continue to believe in AMLO, if in Venezuela there are still those that continue believe in Nicolás Maduro, there are naive people everywhere"
President Maduro Threatened This Venezuelan Journalist on Twitter, Then His Passport Was Suddenly Declared “Invalid”
César Miguel Rondón was detained at the airport, and his whole family's passports were declared invalid.
“Alianza Selva Maya,” which includes five communal lands and 1,250 families, promotes rural development based on good forest-resource management.
To protest against the border wall that divides the U.S. and Mexico, Germany's Dresden Symphonic Orchestra will stage an international concert with musicians on June 3, 2017, at the border.
It's been two months since 41 girls burned to death in a fire at a state-run home for children. But Guatemalan authorities have been slow to act.
Heavy metal fans in Bangladesh were heartbroken after Brazilian death metal bands Krisiun and NervoChaos were forbidden from performing at their sold-out concert in the capital Dhaka.
Guatemalan, Nicaraguan, Salvadoran and Honduran migrants participated in the Caravan of Refugees to advocate for the right to request asylum.
"What is Venezuela right now? Who are we, the Venezuelans who have survived this historic defeat?"
After decades of struggle, four lessons that movements in Latin America can teach those in the United States organizing against their own authoritarian leader, President Donald Trump.
"If they kill me, they will slander and criminalize me. It will be for something that I did or did not do, it does not matter."
What happened in the Cuban sugar towns after the mills of its primary industry were dismantled?
Maduro's answer to the ongoing protests in the country has been a proposal for changes to the Constitution, which has intensified the distrust and rejection of his rule.
The big and “beautiful” wall that some politicians promised to build, it already exists. But despite the massive metal fences and militarized checkpoints, love has no borders.