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· October, 2021

Stories about Latin America from October, 2021

Why Salvadoran farmworkers ponder migrating to the United States

"I leave the house for work at around 4 in the morning, and I return around 5 in the afternoon. This is my daily routine six days a week."

I was invited to celebrate ‘Columbus Day.’ This is what I answered

"The 'National Day of Spain' is a mockery and offense to our Indigenous and Afro-descendent peoples."

Chile rejects the migrants it once welcomed

In a study, Chileans considered themselves mostly 'whiter' than other Latin Americans and considered migrants 'dirtier.'

No hatred nor pity: Just let me live in my own body

"Those who criticise different bodies have no idea what [trans people] had to go through to have the body that we live in."

Dark tales from Uruguay: How mothers and grandmothers search for victims of the Cold War

The women who fought for the truth about their children who disappeared during the military dictatorship are “role models of courage,” according to author Tessa Bridal.

Indigenous reporters risk death telling stories of community liberation in Colombia

"The Indigenous put up a fight in Cauca by having their own channels of communication."

Hope amid scarcity and fear: Cuba after July’s historic protests

"Cuba understood that it had the right to have rights."

The activist side of K-pop in Peru

Peruvian kpoppers were responsible for up to 15 K-pop trending topics on Twitter in 30 days.

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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