Stories about Latin America from March, 2018
Globally, close to 1 billion people are learning English as a Foreign Language and all of them encounter binary gender pronouns from the earliest lessons.
"To stop [my activism] would mean that I am giving another police officer permission to kill another of my brothers, or anyone else for that matter."
"Imagine what a global disgrace, Costa Rica, flirting with the Middle Ages and asking to enter the darkest corners of fundamentalism that still exist on the planet."
From Informal Sales to Market Intelligence: The History of the Largest Afro-Descendant Fair in Latin America
In the 16 years since its founding, the Feira Preta fair has succeeded in strengthening and emphasizing the Brazilian black identity.
Fake rumors about the personal life and activism of murdered Rio de Janeiro city councillor Marielle Franco were shared by several right-wing groups and personalities.
Homages to Stephen Hawking in Latin America's Media Show How Mourning for the Scientist Transcends Borders
"Everybody knew about Stephen Hawking's cosmic brilliance, but few understood it. Not even first-class astronomers."
During the week of March 12-18, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from the majority of the world's countries. Number 99 on the list? Ghana. And number 20? Madagascar.
Marielle Franco was the fifth most voted councilor for Rio's City Chamber. She was murdered after denouncing police violence in favelas. The crime is being investigated as an execution.
During the week of March 5-11, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 208 countries. Number 159 on the list? Guyana. And number 15? Kazakhstan.
Social divisions based on class and race were also part of the many discussions and debates taking place within the movements commemorating March 8th in the region.
“We are about to celebrate 20 years since the decriminalization of homosexuality, but we must decriminalize homosexuality in people’s minds and hearts..."
"Most likely, the politicians who used this software are slowing down the investigation [In Mexico] it is still better to pray to the Virgin Mary for justice than it is to go to the authorities."
"The debate isn't abortion versus no abortion; it's legal abortion versus underground abortion. Everything else is a matter of personal opinions and decisions, all respectable, none disputable."
The legal context that seeks justice for "de-homosexualization clinics" is insufficient in combating the impunity that protects those responsible for facilitating the existence of these centers of forced confinement.
"...[A]lthough the country recognizes...an important set of rights (health, education, culture, employment), there are others that fall to the wayside in the current national and regional situation."
During the week of February 26-March 4, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 204 countries. Number 129 on the list? Martinique. And number 13? Taiwan.
"In the past, the topics related to the domestic employees were those of character, race [and] cooking abilities [...] Today, the main issue is our labor rights."
Amid food shortages and rising crime, Venezuelans seek meaning in "The Hunger Games" and "The Walking Dead".