Stories about Latin America from September, 2017
This week, two populations on opposite sides of the globe are facing communication shutdowns amid rapidly worsening humanitarian crises.
"Brazilians don't care if you don't understand their language and their jokes, they will talk to you — or Katy Perry, or Nicki Minaj — as if you were Brazilian”
Peruvian Ministry of Interior Affairs launched the campaign "Que no te encuentren" (Don't let them find you) to counter human trafficking in Peru.
The works are frozen until the hydroelectric plant improves the resettlement housing for the hundreds of displaced families in Altamira, Pará, Brazil.
“...our work is not being valued [...] Rather, there has been an appropriation and a commodification of the culture and the designs.”
Three years and three prosecutors later, calls for justice for the Ayotzinapa case have been drowned out in a sea of scandals surrounding the Mexican government.
Investigators of the organization Earthsight revealed that the largest exporter of Paraguayan charcoal, a company associated with Paraguay's public works minister, deforests about 10 football fields of land per day.
Irma and Maria's passing and aftermath have once again brought to light Puerto Rico’s primordial conundrum: colonialism.
"A people's greatness is out there, in the streets. Face to face. Hands holding hands. Heartbeats that don't give up, and ask that others don't fade."
People who lived through the September 2017 earthquakes in Oaxaca and Mexico City tell us their experience.
Intrusive technologies used to intimidate and silence dissent continue to be used in Mexico.
“I speak the truth, I don't want to be like you/I sing about various issues and with that I am showing/That indigenous voices are the voices of today.”
"Art is uncomfortable, you can never feel comfortable," says Paraguayan artist Enrique Collar who is now living in The Netherlands.
Mexico's ruling party wants one of its members to become the Federal Prosecutor General. Many believe this represents a conflict of interest.
"We have more than 100,000 likes and 100,000 followers on Facebook! Let's keep sharing!"
Can you imagine computers, smartphones and robots that speak Quechua? A Peruvian engineer’s work aims to do just that.
"We're convinced that this new way of doing politics, fair, in solidarity, respectful, generous and joyful, has to get to every corner of this country".
For years, Mexican artist Martín Ramírez was only known as a psychiatric patient who made drawings. That narrative is changing.
Two Venezuelan women who left their country at different times for different reasons. This is their story.
"Conversations have been going on for more than 50 years...This topic involves political, spiritual and cultural aspects."