Stories about Latin America from April, 2022
‘Defending life:’ Indigenous way of life imperative to solving climate crisis
“Defending life means protecting the living conditions of biodiversity in order to continue to exist," Nahuatl journalist Miryam Vargas says.
Despite what we think, the press does not live in a free paradise in Ecuador
It is necessary to question the notion that the media have full and free space to act, without threats, in Ecuador.
‘Ancestral medicine is wisdom, not witchcraft or folklore,’ says Ecuadorian philosopher
Ecuadorian philosopher and writer Tayta Sinchi explains why it is imperative to learn about the fundamentals of ancestral medicine.
Reframing narratives about climate change in Bolivia’s Gran Chaco region
What happens when a region’s “media ecosystem” is less diverse than the populations that inhabit it? Rising Voices explored that question about the coverage of climate change in the Gran Chaco region in Bolivia.
Imprisoning children: How El Salvador’s adults fail young people involved in gangs
It is time to change how we view children involved in gangs.
Indonesia is caught between Russia and the West ahead of the November G20 conference
This year’s G20 is being chaired by Indonesian President Joko Widodo who is facing pressure to ban Russian representatives because of Russia’s war in Ukraine.
What Bolsonaro's ‘neutrality’ on Russia's invasion of Ukraine means
President Jair Bolsonaro espouses Brazil's neutrality, while Brazil's ambassador to the UN voted in favour of condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine along with 141 other countries.
The legacy of Chile's last Yaghan speaker lives on
The passing of Cristina Calderón is a loss for the Yaghan Indigenous community, but she leaves behind numerous books about her language and culture for generations of Yaghan people to come.
‘We are living under constant video surveillance in Ecuador,’ says activist Anaís Córdova
"The millions of dollars being spent on video surveillance and facial recognition technologies is increasing."
Mexico in crisis with eight journalists murdered so far this year
So far in 2022, eight journalists have been murdered in Mexico, raising alarm among media workers as well as national and international organizations.