Stories about Latin America
9 November 2015
Around 159,542 sq. km (61,600 sq. mi) of territory is disputed by Guayana and Venezuela. Indigenous groups pay a high price for living in this no man's land.
6 November 2015
"The objective of the media in the middle of these crises is to pressure the state to take a stand, not to embarrass those who need help the most."
5 November 2015
Multiple court rulings have led to the censorship of Brazil's "dirty list" that identifies companies engaged in forced labor practices.
4 November 2015
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
3 November 2015
Almost 300 Colombian families of African descent converted to Islam 40 years ago as a form of empowerment in the face of marginalization.
30 October 2015
28 October 2015
The mining wealth of Cerro de Pasco in Peru has poisoned children with lead, and several dozen people decided to stage a 300-kilometer march in protest.
27 October 2015
Hundreds of citizens are being criminally charged by the State Prosecutor's offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo for making micro-donations to crowdfunded campaigns of two grassroots political parties.
Funerals held for marginalized figures and criminals in Venezuela are full of guns, booze, and violence. What is this rite of passage, and what's it mean to society?
26 October 2015
Internally displaced persons and damaged property in North Mexico are the result of the army's clashes with the gangs aimed at recapturing the leader of the international Sinaloa drug cartel.
25 October 2015
The dismissal of the representative for the UN system in Nicaragua is seen by some as a way to avoid a "Central American Spring."
Hate crimes and gender violence are once again in the spotlight after the death of a prominent fighter for transgender rights in Argentina.
Organized crime in Mexico and the violence that comes with it have created a mass of displaced people forced to leave their homes, creating "ghost towns" in their wake.
21 October 2015
Father Solalinde, poet Javier Sicilia, and the families of 43 missing students in Ayotzinapa are all raising their voices against the problem of violence and impunity in the country.
18 October 2015
Ecuador President Correa has declared a state of emergency after an active volcano erupted south of Quito. This allows the state to use relief funds, but also permits media censorship.
A Musical Project in Mexico Dedicates Their Latest Work to ‘The 43 From #Ayotzinapa'… and It's Free to Download!
Santiaguero Collective, from Mexico, focuses on Creative Commons-licensed music reflecting the current social issues of the region and the country. Their latest work is dedicated to the missing Ayotzinapa students.
17 October 2015
The El Niño phenomenon has reached the South-American Pacific coast. Are the countries in the region prepared to minimize the damage this time? We check the status of disaster preparedness.
Joy Diaz speaks English and Spanish. When she met her daughter's Arabic-speaking teacher, she realized how many Arabic words she also knows.
16 October 2015
Protests against the Las Bambas mining project have come to a point of calm after the violence that left four dead and several wounded in Peru.