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· November, 2020

Stories about Latin America from November, 2020

Trinidad & Tobago deports Venezuelan women and children as matter of ‘national security’

The deportation of 16 Venezuelan minors and nine women shortly before they were supposed to have a habeas corpus hearing has prompted energetic debate in Trinidad and Tobago.

Chronic kidney disease affects 1 out of 10 Salvadorans, including children

Yet, more and more people throughout the world, and in this case, El Salvador, get CKD due to exposure to agrochemicals and dehydration.

During the Cold War, Latin American intellectuals found solace in communist Prague

After World War II, Latin America had authoritarian, US-backed anti-communist governments. Facing repression at home, writers found refuge in communist Prague, in a story little-known in today's Czech Republic.

Proposed tax on books in Brazil may disadvantage readers in poorer neighbourhoods

The Brazilian government is considering a 12 percent tax on literary works. Cultural initiatives warn that the proposal risks widening existing inequalities in access to reading.

Spain’s official linguistic institution steps back from gender-neutral pronoun

"The RAE is a bit like the Pope: we don't care what they say, but that they say it is half the battle."

The victims of forced sterilizations in Peru continue to demand justice

The violation of the bodies and lives of women sterilized against their will and the delays in delivering justice mark Peru as a perpetrator of human rights violations.

Latin American Facebook users weigh in on US election results with memes

While not a comprehensive polling of people's sentiments, these memes offer a glimpse into local political narratives, humor, and commentary.

Five new digital media platforms for uncensored news from Colombia

In Colombia, a new generation of journalists are fighting self-censorship and investigating corruption.

Four ways Brazilians turned to social media to question racism and corruption

With millions of tweets, Brazilians have a mixed impact on politics but show fervor for transparency, equality and anti-racism.

Brazilian food delivery drivers strike against employers, citing poor working conditions

Brazilian delivery drivers have been protesting about their working conditions. The COVID-19 crisis, fall in income, and the lack of support from apps are among the main problems facing them.

Solidarity among Hondurans in wake of Hurricane Eta

As of November 7, 200 people have been reported dead due to floods, mudslides, and crumbling houses -- and the numbers are climbing every day.

Mexican lawmakers approve same-sex marriage in the state of Puebla

Puebla is the latest Mexican state to approve same-sex marriage.

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