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Stories about Latin America

5 October 2018

Mexicans celebrate indigenous cuisine with an online healthy food challenge

Mexicans eat more processed food than most Latin American countries despite the country's nutritious indigenous dishes.

2 October 2018

Brazilian women rise up against leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro

"This fight is about how we, as women, are occupying and reinventing politics."

26 September 2018

Fifty years after the Mexican Movement of 1968, students continue their march against violence and impunity

"We are the grandchildren of '68".

As Colombia's peace process falters, scores of social activists are being killed

"How much longer [will this go on] and how many more [will die]?"

21 September 2018

Venezuelans say they are unable to access key Google services

Advox

Reports of new Internet blocks sound alarms and point to a possible escalation in communication and information control.

20 September 2018

Will Brazil's forthcoming data protection law actually protect peoples’ privacy rights?

Advox

The president vetoed the creation of an independent authority that would oversee the law's implementation.

While some Brazilians tried to school Germans on Nazism, others apologized in shame

Were the Nazis socialists? A video posted by a German Consulate in Brazil has reignited discussion among Brazilians of this historical misconception.

17 September 2018

In a blow against impunity, Guatemala's top court rules in favor of the return of UN anti-corruption commissioner

"The eyes of the world should be put on Guatemala as the country goes through a key moment of their history"

14 September 2018

Indigenous telecommunications network in Mexico to provide telephone and internet services via satellite

Rising Voices

The first indigenous telecommunications network to provide mobile and Internet services in Mexico's rural communities will expand its services via satélite technology, enabling it to reach the most remote areas.

11 September 2018

Cubans can now join public debates on new Constitution through digital platforms

"In a space like this no one has to ask to speak up, there is no schedule for debate."

10 September 2018

What an attack on a far-right presidential candidate means for Brazil politics

The attack was only the latest episode of a political drama plagued by violence and impunity.

7 September 2018

It is women who bear the brunt of the Venezuelan crisis

"In Venezuela, the term 'feminism' has been consumed, abused and above all, distorted by [those] in power."

Nauta Hogar: A tool for Cuban entrepreneurs

The Nauta Hogar Internet program is a step forward, but it is still not the solution for Cuban businesses in the technology sector.

5 September 2018

Brazil grieves as its oldest treasures turn to ashes in National Museum fire

"This year, the government's total investment in the National Museum equals a quarter of what each Congressmen's budget to hire advisors."

27 August 2018

Nicaragua's diaspora activists bear a ‘double burden’

The political and emotional challenges of diaspora activism are complex: "Receiving news firsthand also means feeling it firsthand."

22 August 2018

A new law threatens artistic expression in Cuba

"Your censorship is in the closure of concerts...It was always there, you only legalized it. Then you accuse us of politicizing art...Stop already with the repression...."

21 August 2018

Venezuelan education and the specter of ideology

The Bridge

"I imagine Venezuela's [next] generation. . . A generation for whom dissent goes against the idea of the nation. A country of indoctrination, without arguments or debate. A silent country."

16 August 2018

Latin America is the deadliest region on Earth — and this YouTube series wants to know why

Run by young reporters from the 130-year-old Colombian newspaper El Espectador, La Pulla combines hard analyzes with a raw sense of humor to delve into complex topics.

Introducing Ursal — Union of Socialist Republics of Latin America, Brazil's latest meme craze

Brazil's internet has turned an obscure far-right conspiracy theory on its head.

14 August 2018

A Brazilian animation about drag queens is singled out, criticized on moral grounds

"If Super Drags is a cartoon for adults why is the Brazilian Paediatrics Society worrying itself?"

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