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· June, 2021

Stories about Latin America from June, 2021

Portugal enters Euro football tournament with support from Angolan and Brazilian artists

The song officially belongs to Portuguese artist David Carreira, who alongside Ludmilla and Giulia Be (Brazil) and Preto Show (Angola), hopes for Portugal to win the Euro championship.

‘Night of long knives’ escalates in Nicaragua as Ortega kidnaps opposition

For many, the recent detentions prove President Daniel Ortega is not willing to face open presidential elections this November.

Chile's new constitution offers unique opportunity to rethink workers’ rights in the digital age

When technological solutions are implemented in unchecked environments, as has become an issue in Chile, they also threaten to bring about over-automation, and unhappiness in workers

L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science winner Argentine mathematician Dr. Dickenstein: “Follow your passion”

Alicia Dickenstein explains her path to studying math and encourages other girls and women to do the same.

Women in Chile create thriving community through radio

"Many people think ham radio is dead because of the Internet, but that's not true."

Cash or Bitcoin? El Salvador’s small business owners speak

In a country with a large informal economy, small business owners are skeptical of a new plan to make bitcoin a legal currency.

‘Nothing is braver than a trans woman unafraid to die in order to live’

"The lack of respect within patriarchal societies has internalized through its media the view that certain lives are not worth living."

Global Voices’ top stories on environmental destruction, as the planet just observed World Environment Day

Global Voices has covered environmental issues extensively, and one focus of our stories has been the way pollution, massive urbanization, development infrastructures, and human-caused accidents are destroying fragile ecosystems.

Mexican registry for cell phone users sparks privacy concerns

"The creation of a similar registry was attempted in 2009, but the database ended up being leaked and for sale."

Indigenous people denounce Chinese oil giant's extractions in Peru's Amazon Forest

A coalition of non-governmental and indigenous organizations came together to hold their government and companies accountable

How the lack of Brazilian correspondents in China affects perceptions of both countries

Journalists Marcelo Ninio and Talita Fernandes discuss Brazilian perspectives on China.

About our Latin America coverage

Melissa Vida is the Latin America Spanish-language editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Fernanda Canofre is the Brazil editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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