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· May, 2020

Stories about Latin America from May, 2020

31 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.

26 May 2020

COVID-19 on the front lines: An interview with Ecuador’s Red Cross

COVID-19

"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."

22 May 2020

Support networks essential to safely leave violent partners during Ecuador's lockdown

COVID-19

"It is imperative to break the culture of silence."

20 May 2020

Breaking the cycle of domestic violence made more difficult during Ecuador's quarantine

COVID-19

"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".

12 May 2020

Honduran congresswoman claims she was blocked from virtual plenary session

COVID-19

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

COVID-19

"We can't put an end to poverty, but we can do our bit to help those who need it most."

1 May 2020

Pandemic pushes more than 34,000 Venezuelan migrants home

COVID-19

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...

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