Stories about Latin America
16 April 2016
How much does the news media cover scientific advances in Latin America? The bloggers at the online project Ciencia latina ("Latin Science") say it's not enough.
14 April 2016
An "armed strike" ordered by the Úsuga Clan spread violence as well as fear over the return of paramilitarism in Colombia.
"The desire for transparency around the issue of tax evasion is understandable. But the question arises as to whether innocent people are being hurt as a result of this process."
13 April 2016
Who are the movers and shakers of online life in Pucallpa, a medium-sized city with a little over 200,000 inhabitants in the Peruvian Amazon? We talk to some of them.
12 April 2016
Following criticism, the Commission made some changes to the most controversial elements of the legislation. But a battle still lies ahead.
With more than 9,000 followers, the "Library" defends responsible modes for disseminating information and provides a space for discussion and interaction for those concerned with gender equality.
11 April 2016
"If somebody insults a politicians on a social media platform, the platform will be obligated to remove the content in a maximum of 48 hours."
9 April 2016
This year's presidential election in Peru has been a doozy. Global Voices presents a guide to the candidates and the race's national significance.
8 April 2016
In this episode, the period gets political in Poland, Afro-Chileans demand recognition in Chile, and Chinese censors go into overdrive to remove the Panama Papers -- even from email.
"Every day I become even prouder of taking part in the great January revolution that toppled a corrupt regime."
6 April 2016
5 April 2016
Latin Americans are trying to make sense of the Panama Papers leaks the best way they know how: through humor.
With a new refusal of the National Institute of Statistics, the Afro-descendants in Chile open another chapter in their struggle for the inclusion of their community in the 2017 census.
3 April 2016
Moustafa Jacob, a Syrian artist, used the Oscars to kick off his campaign #IamSyrian. Little did he know that this initiative would snowball to showcase international solidarity with Syrians.
1 April 2016
Peruvian digital activists working to promote their native languages online found common ground at a workshop held in the historical city of Cusco, Peru.
The film’s producers launched a crowdsourcing campaign, seeking 6,000 USD to finance the production of 1,000 DVDs, which will be distributed freely in schools, universities, libraries, and cultural centers.
31 March 2016
The Special Electorate Jury of Lima has dismissed a request to exclude from Peru's presidential race the most controversial candidate, Keiko Fujimori, leading to a national legitimacy crisis.
30 March 2016
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26 March 2016
Brazil has gone into a freefall in the past three weeks, with events unfolding so quickly that spending so much as a moment offline risks missing out the latest news.