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· June, 2017

Stories about Latin America from June, 2017

Peruvian Sportscaster's Racist Comments Trigger Outrage Across Two Countries

"The media has a great responsibility in society, to not repeat stereotypes, not amplify them, and not to replicate racist actions."

Brazilian Justice Rules in Favor of Satirical Website After Seven Years of Censorship

Using parody, the website drew attention to the skewed coverage of the Folha de São Paulo newspaper, one of the largest in Brazil. Nevertheless, it was shut down.

Netizen Report: Venezuela's Conflict Moves From the Streets to the Screen

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

Colombians Send Love Letters to Guerrilla Fighters to Welcome Them Back Into Society

"The reality of the country hurts, but it is comforting to realize that all human beings, including those who have [...] caused so much damage, have something to teach us."

Salvador Adame Is the Seventh Journalist Murdered in Mexico in 2017

"Truth is not killed when a journalist is killed."

Mexico's Drug War Makes Everyone a Target

The rise in use of digital surveillance tools has become part and parcel of Mexico's ongoing internal armed conflict.

In This Charming Argentinian Hamlet, No Cars Are Allowed

"I'd do anything to move to La Cumbrecita."

How the Mexican Government Puts Citizens Under Systematic Surveillance

Evidence shows that espionage tools have been used for years against Mexican activists, journalists and people who hold dissenting opinions or oppose the current government in some form.

The ‘Invisible’ Children Who Died in the Care of the Chilean State

"Now we know that hundreds of children died, but no one reported their deaths. They remained there forgotten, because they are children that no one cares about."

Chronicles of a Concerned Venezuelan: Scenes to Help You (Try to) Understand Venezuela

"Venezuela is falling to pieces. We’re falling apart and I wonder if any of us are even aware of it."

A Cuban Writes to Donald Trump

"What kind of global power believes that allowing its people to travel to an island with 11 million inhabitants and a president named Castro could enrich only that government?"

One Woman Is Behind the Most Up-to-Date Interactive Map of Femicides in Mexico

She goes by the pseudonym "Princesa." And her motivation is to name every single one of the women so that they are not forgotten.

How a Case of Vigilante Tattoo Punishment Showcases Skepticism of Human Rights in Brazil

Two men tattooed "thief" and "scum" on a teen's forehead, thinking he had stolen a bicycle. The teen later told police he hadn't, but social media took the vigilantes' side.

Trans Women Fleeing Central America Find Hope and Hardship Further North

"I was attacked in Mexico City and that’s why I decided to keep moving. I feel more welcome in Tijuana. Staying busy helps me forget about things."

Settlement Outside Havana Isn’t the Refuge Many Hoped For

A settlement half inhabited and half under-construction is the “solution” offered in Marianao, an illegal neighborhood on the outskirts of Havana.

Local Elections in Mexico Foretell a Fierce Presidential Race

In elections marred with irregularities, the ruling party retained its main stronghold, while challenger López Obrador suffered a setback ahead of the 2018 election.

Chronicles of a Concerned Venezuelan: The Landscape of Everyday Terror

"...I don’t remember when violence was not part of my life, when I didn’t live in fear of being attacked by those seeking to seize or to maintain power."

‘Financing Venezuelan Narcos the Goldman Sachs Way’

"Once you understand who they purchased the bonds from, you might think you are watching a new Netflix crossover of Narcos and The Big Short," says entrepreneur Juan Bermudez.

The Contested Legacy of a Panamanian Dictator

Some consider him a murderous tyrant, while others look back on his rule fondly. Either way, Manuel Antonio Noriega is finally dead.

Netizen Report: In ‘State of Emergency’, Internet Shutdowns Leave Ethiopians and Venezuelans Struggling to Connect

Ethiopia' shut down the Internet, Egypt censored 21 news websites, Facebook 'mistakenly' blocked images honoring Tiananmen Square victims.

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