Stories about Latin America from January, 2020
"The country is in pain. Telling these stories means it’s also necessary to tell what causes them, but that’s just where more problems begin."
A few days before the extraordinary parliamentary elections in Peru, a disaster generates outrage and solidarity among citizens.
Nine residents of São Paulo favelas died during a military police operation in Paraisópolis in early December 2019.
Hondurans live in a narco-state whose leadership is supported by the United States and which suffers from widespread corruption, gender violence, gang control, land-grabs, and the effects of climate change.
While some Salvadorans are celebrating the opportunity to host a major championship, others claim that there are bigger priorities than the country's image abroad.
The move to go plastic-free is timely. According to the United Nations, 70 to 85 percent of marine litter in the Caribbean originates from land, and the lion's share is plastics.
The smoke of Australia's megafires traveled 12,000 kilometers across the Pacific Ocean.
In Guatemala, an indigenous journalist was arrested under legally dubious circumstances.
Two researchers — who admit "their methodology probably isn't perfect" — suggest island nations are the best places to be in an apocalypse. But will the Global South be welcoming?
A popular hashtag on the Brazilian internet gathers stories of sexual orientation discrimination, body shaming, and sexual and physical assault in the consultation room.