Stories about Latin America from July, 2017
The first "rainbow crosswalk" in Central America hopes to guide steps towards a fairer world for LGBTQ communities.
Thousands of Paraguayan women are forced to move to Argentina and Spain as caregivers while leaving their own families behind to be cared for by other women.
New research by Global Voices tech and digital rights experts in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines exposes the ups and downs of Facebook's "Free Basics" app.
Syrians fleeing the country's civil war are trying to find a place in Brazil they can call home.
"The stench of the tear gas is everywhere. You can still hear the muffled echo of explosions, sometimes far away, sometimes close by. A constant, incomprehensible chain of events. ""Seguí sin comprender el motivo del ataque. ¿Existe alguna justificación a su potencia desproporcionada? El mero pensamiento me llena de amargura. No la hay, por supuesto."
"The current system and the impunity that it protects, is one of the most visible legacies of the dictatorship in Chile"
Pepito is known for its sharp critique of the government and of elected officials in both the governments of Puerto Rico and of the United States.
El Salvador Rape Victim Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Baby's Death Despite ‘Inconclusive Proof’
In the complex case of Evelyn few seem to notice the main trend regarding women tried for abortion in El Salvador: A punitive and inflexible system for poor women.
In the Depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon, Digital Communications Aid the Process of Self-Determination
In Ecuador, the Kichwa community of Sarayaku has been leveraging the power of digital technologies to share their own narratives about the long-standing struggle over land rights.
Brazil’s First Indigenous Online Radio Station Uses Digital Media to Promote Native Languages and Communities
Rádio Yandê uses technology to shred stereotypes and misconceptions about Brazil’s native communities.
"There are already two generations that do not know their identity, we do not want to witness a third."
“Caracas is different, it has a sense of identity. There is fear for sure, but there is also the happiness of small things. [...] The small hidden treasures.”
"Decolonizing our diets is a political stance, one that rejects white supremacy and Eurocentrism as the organizing narrative of “healthy” food and recognizes cultural knowledge held by our immigrant communities."
"Wherever we may be, Venezuelans just want to vote. Even when we have to organize the elections ourselves. To vote and vote, even if the government denies us the right."
Juice Media's 'Honest Government Adverts' pose a simple question: Are you ready for this much honesty?
The resistance in Venezuela creates shields with images that do much more than protect from tear gas bombs and National Guard attacks.
Mobile internet goes down again in Kashmir, Turkish human rights advocates are detained with no charges, and a Philippine Senator pushes anti-fake news bill.
Students who report their professors for sexual harassment face a trinity of impunity in the state, the Catholic Church, and academia.
"It is necessary for your own voice to be heard, for you to speak for yourself."
Detained Venezuela Opposition Leader Transferred to House Arrest, but Hundreds of Political Prisoners Remain in Jail
Opposition leader Leopoldo López was sent home to finish his 14-year sentence under house arrest, but what will happen to the hundreds of political prisoners still behind bars?
With the fourth largest prison population in the world, Brazil is facing a collapsed system that fails to prosecute appropriately and reintegrate people once they have been in jail.