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· April, 2020

Stories about Latin America from April, 2020

Women conquer space in Bolivia's Carnival of Oruro

Long excluded from the festival, woman and non-binary people have now claimed their place.

A selection of Latin American and Caribbean ‘coronavirus songs’

The songs' mood range from solemn to humorous.

In Colombia, solidarity movements multiply during the COVID-19 pandemic

Almost half of Colombia's population depend on informal work.

COVID-19 is also affecting Venezuela's indigenous migrants

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.

COVID-19 spells disaster for Brazil's overcrowded prisons as first inmate death recorded

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.

In Ecuador, an old family home is revamped as a residence for young mothers

"Some arrived with very low self-esteem and are now more confident and have started to feel more optimistic about their future."

From Brazil to Kosovo to the Philippines, confined citizens protest from their windows

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.

Ghost cities in a COVID-19 world

Videos of empty cities from around the world curated by Global Voices' contributors.

Quarantined Argentine women protest spike in femicides from their windows

Helpline calls have increased by 60 percent since mandatory quarantine began on March 20.

#NiñasNoMadres: Argentines protest against the forced pregnancy of young girls

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 in Colombia will affect the right to abortion, says human rights lawyer

"Lockdown exceptions must explicitly include services that make it possible to maintain and guarantee access to sexual and reproductive health," says Selene Soto.

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