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· July, 2021

Stories about Latin America from July, 2021

How a swimming pool became Puerto Rico's symbol of climate change and corruption

Critics of a swimming pool that was destroyed during hurricane Maria in 2017 say that it is being rebuilt against Puerto Rico's own environmental regulations.

Violence against women is on the rise in Mexico. How do Mexicans perceive it?

We conducted a national public opinion web survey to better understand Mexicans' response to the increasing number of femicides.

Cubans want more than just the lifting of the US blockade

"I dare to say that Cuba is facing the worst crisis in its history, becoming a humanitarian crisis similar to the one that Venezuela has gone through in recent years."

In Colombia, ‘yatules’ are the Misak people's pantry and pharmacy

"The yatul is made up of associated crops such as potato, corn, beans, and onion, among other medicinal plants, whose nutrients complement each other and keep the land healthy."

WATCH: Indigenous+Digital: How young people are revitalizing their native languages on the internet

Missed the live stream of the July 13 Global Voices Insights webinar about the role of young people in Indigenous language revitalization? Here's a replay.

The year of the ‘orange handkerchief’ for State-Church separation in Argentina

With the slogan "Church and State: Different Matters," this campaign fights for the establishment of a secular Argentine State that does not allocate public funds for the Catholic Church.

From Cuba, with VPN

“I realized what was happening and immediately thought that in a few minutes the internet service in Cuba, or at least in San Antonio de los Baños, would be interrupted.”

The Awá people in Colombia threatened by foreign armed and socio-environmental conflict

"Being part of Awá families, I believe that any situation that affects the territory, the social, cultural, and spiritual fabric of our people and our Awá families implies being a...

COVID-19 kills Brazil's last Juma warrior

According to information obtained by Amazônia Real, Juma received medication promoted by Bolsonaro's government as "early treatment," but with no proven efficacy.

LIVE on July 13: Indigenous+Digital: How young people are revitalizing their native languages on the internet

The involvement of young people is a key factor in keeping Indigenous languages alive. Join us for a conversation with language activists from Australia and Mexico to find out more!

Humanities researchers have become ‘enemies of the nation’ in Brazil, says anthropologist

Rosana Pinheiro-Machado suffered attacks, persecution, and other difficulties working as a researcher before leaving her homeland Brazil for England.

US anti-corruption list will not bring down popular Salvadoran President Bukele

" ... by leaving some alleged corrupt individuals out, the U.S. State Department's corruption list could look more like an attack on the popular Nayib Bukele administration than an attack...

Founder of Egypt's Speak Up: ‘Sexual harassment is a daily fight, but change is happening’

Due to the pressure exerted by initiatives like Speak Up, the government has upped its measures to counter prevalent sexual harassment, passing laws that criminalize the act and support victims.

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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