Stories about Latin America from May, 2020
#SiAceptoCR: LGBTQ+ couples celebrate online as Costa Rica legalizes same-sex marriage
Costa Rica became a beacon of hope for LGBT advocates throughout Central America.
COVID-19 on the front lines: An interview with Ecuador’s Red Cross
"At the Red Cross we believe in humanity, in alleviating human suffering in every circumstance."
Not just a number: Online memorial honors Brazil's COVID-19 victims
"After a while, those numbers start to lose their meaning, they become something like a clock, a warning, anything but people. And we start to become desensitized."
Support networks essential to safely leave violent partners during Ecuador's lockdown
"It is imperative to break the culture of silence."
Breaking the cycle of domestic violence made more difficult during Ecuador's quarantine
"I’ve tried to leave my partner a few times, but he became the centre of my universe. That’s why, despite everything, I stay with him".
Honduran congresswoman claims she was blocked from virtual plenary session
In times of COVID-19 and confinement, the use of technology that replaces in-person meetings could undermine democratic processes, through sheer inefficiency or by malice.
Venezuelans come together to provide food for the elderly of Caracas
"We can't put an end to poverty, but we can do our bit to help those who need it most."
Pandemic pushes more than 34,000 Venezuelan migrants home
Around 500 migrants are arriving at the Colombian border city of Cúcuta every day intending to return to Venezuela. As of April 15, a total of 34,000 people had passed through the city.