Stories about Latin America from May, 2020
Costa Rica became a beacon of hope for LGBT advocates throughout Central America.
"At the Red Cross we believe in humanity, in alleviating human suffering in every circumstance."
"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."
"It is imperative to break the culture of silence."
"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".
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.
"We can't put an end to poverty, but we can do our bit to help those who need it most."
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.