Stories about Latin America from August, 2023
Bukele's mediatic power and popular 'iron fist' methods against crime may give him an easy route to reelection, despite concerns about human rights and constitutional violations.
"Economic considerations, with BRICS countries constituting a significant portion of global GDP, offer expansive trade and investment opportunities for African economies ... [and] can attract direct foreign investment, technological advancement, and bolster export capabilities."
"The trouble is that in this 'fed-upness,' anyone can come along, and that's what happened."
"Without human development, there is no scientific development," Professor Benjamin Scharifker says.
Alessandra Soler’s research reveals that for many Venezuelans, ‘Venezuela is also a victim of Russia’
For the past twenty years, the Venezuelan government has become increasingly intertwined with the Kremlin. Now, many Venezuelans protest against Russia's encroachments at home.
The monoculture that comes wrapped in plastic, that poisons what it touches and whose only value is consumption, is the real threat.
As in most communities in the Amazon where such large-scale projects take place, residents fear damage to their communities.
The distant memory of the phrase, "I'm going to buy from the Russians" is a dusty memory of the period when they lived in this area.
The Unfreedom Monitor is a project to analyse, document, and report on the growing phenomenon of the use of digital communications technology to advance authoritarian practices.
The machines that transformed our tech are now lying in dust
The film 'Barbie' is immensely popular in Latin America - and there's something for everyone.