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· October, 2017

Stories about Latin America from October, 2017

31 October 2017

After 121 Years, the First Indigenous Singer Performs at Brazil’s Teatro Amazonas

The theatre was built in the late 19th century with the wealth from rubber exploitation in the Amazon, which brought devastation for the indigenous communities in the forested region.

In Paraguay, a Community Fights for the Right to Grow Food

The community of Primero de Marzo can't sell their produce in a country where 700,000 people go hungry every day.

30 October 2017

The Venezuelan Crisis Understood Through Video Games

Creative ways of protesting in Venezuela leave traces in different spaces and amplify a variety of points of views around the Venezuelan conflict.

25 October 2017

The Latest Threat to Beleaguered Environmental Activists in Honduras Comes from the Law

Protesters have long been victims of extrajudicial assassinations and arbitrary incarcerations. Now they have simply been criminalized.

22 October 2017

Over 1,000 Chilean Films, Documentaries and Short Films Available Online

Curious about Chilean cinema and culture? Look no further!

Come Together: Mexico's Recovery from Double Earthquake Devastation in Photographs

Volunteers streamed into the worst-affected areas of Mexico City to remove debris and boost public morale.

21 October 2017

The Femicide in Mexico by a ‘Cabify’ Driver That Shook Latin America

"#IfTheyKillMe I'm sure it will be for having been to a concert or to the theatre at night, I'm sure it will be my fault for enjoying my life."

9 October 2017

Authorities Are ‘Whitewashing’ the Devastation and Death Toll in Puerto Rico

Global Voices Advocacy

Local media outlets in Puerto Rico are finding that key information about hurricane damage has been, as one US Congressman put it, "whitewashed."

Art Exhibitions Fall Into the Crosshairs of Brazilian Conservatives

"Not even in the period of the dictatorship was an exhibition with 263 works by 85 artists closed."

3 October 2017

Peru’s World Cup Chances Cause Stir As Some Fans Hoard Tickets to a Qualifying Game

"It all depends on us" it's heard all over in Peruvian streets and networks, with rising chances to qualify to Football World Cup after decades of watching them from afar.

Mexicans Turn to Social Media to Call Out Abuse and Irregularities After Earthquake

Through #FuerzaMéxico (#MexicoStrong), #RescatePrimero (#RescueFirst) and #ReconstrucciónSinCorrupción Mexicans stay active online to file complaints, avoid further losses and be watchdogs.

2 October 2017

Peru’s Inti Currency Is Just One Reminder of When Peruvian Economy Went Crazy

"Alan, do you remember this banknote? Indeed, 5 "million" intis. Today they could get you a modest breakfast with six pieces of bread, butter and jam!"

Broadcasting the Thrill of the “Gooooooooal” in the Quechua Language

Rising Voices

Football broadcasters in Peru are sharing the play-by-play in the Quechua language during the country's historic run towards a World Cup 2018 berth.

1 October 2017

Ik ‘ta K'op Collective Supports the Technological Sovereignty of the Indigenous People in Mexico's Chiapas State

Rising Voices

The project "aims to support the indigenous peoples in remote parts of the Mexican state of Chiapas to have access to [...] technologies to meet their communication and participation needs."

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