Stories about Latin America from April, 2020
Long excluded from the festival, woman and non-binary people have now claimed their place.
The songs' mood range from solemn to humorous.
Almost half of Colombia's population depend on informal work.
Venezuela's borders with Brazil and Colombia have been closed since mid-March, the use of illegal paths and crossings has increased, with its related dangers.
The country has over 750,000 people living in prisons. It's the third-largest prison population worldwide, coming behind the US and China.
Even with a law, São Paulo's municipalities are not fulfilling citizens’ right of access to information
Using Brazil's Law on Access to Information, Agência Mural asked 39 municipalities about their current objectives: Many ignored the requests, and the majority which replied did not send clear data.
"Some arrived with very low self-esteem and are now more confident and have started to feel more optimistic about their future."
People all over the world have been banging pots and pans to attract the attention of politicians and decision-makers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Videos of empty cities from around the world curated by Global Voices' contributors.
Helpline calls have increased by 60 percent since mandatory quarantine began on March 20.
The story of Lucía, an 11-year-old girl forced to carry a pregnancy to term after being raped, became a symbol in the struggle for the right to safe abortion.
"Lockdown exceptions must explicitly include services that make it possible to maintain and guarantee access to sexual and reproductive health," says Selene Soto.