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Stories about Latin America

Post-crisis hackathon: Ecuadorian NGOs crowdsource for a world after COVID-19

More than 550 people registered for a hackathon to find solutions for Ecuador's post-COVID-19 future.

For black and indigenous people in Central America, Black Lives Matter

"It's a racist, predatory and murderous system that they have been selling all over the planet as the best place on earth to live."

In Nicaragua, people apparently die of ‘pneumonia’, not COVID-19

The current Nicaraguan administration has neglected the healthcare system and been letting people die since 2018. 

‘A possible violation’: Mexico's biggest telecommunications operator is blocking Tor network

The Tor network is a free and open-source software used throughout the world by those who wish to exercise their freedom of expression and information while maintaining their privacy and anonymity.

Art as a true act of resistance: A conversation with theatre actor Juan Pablo Mazorra

"I believe that theatre will change the world, or at least one world, that of the individual."

How this Brazilian police chief transformed her state's handling of femicides

She dropped a career in architecture to join the force -- and entered the police academy while pregnant.

#SiAceptoCR: LGBTQ+ couples celebrate online as Costa Rica legalizes same-sex marriage

Costa Rica became a beacon of hope for LGBT advocates throughout Central America.

COVID-19 on the front lines: An interview with Ecuador’s Red Cross

"At the Red Cross we believe in humanity, in alleviating human suffering in every circumstance."

Not just a number: Online memorial honors Brazil's COVID-19 victims

"After a while, those numbers start to lose their meaning, they become something like a clock, a warning, anything but people. And we start to become desensitized."

Support networks essential to safely leave violent partners during Ecuador's lockdown

"It is imperative to break the culture of silence."

Breaking the cycle of domestic violence made more difficult during Ecuador's quarantine

"I’ve tried to leave my partner a few times, but he became the centre of my universe. That’s why, despite everything, I stay with him".

Honduran congresswoman claims she was blocked from virtual plenary session

In times of COVID-19 and confinement, the use of technology that replaces in-person meetings could undermine democratic processes, through sheer inefficiency or by malice.

Venezuelans come together to provide food for the elderly of Caracas

"We can't put an end to poverty, but we can do our bit to help those who need it most."

Pandemic pushes more than 34,000 Venezuelan migrants home

Around 500 migrants are arriving at the Colombian border city of Cúcuta every day intending to return to Venezuela. As of April 15, a total of 34,000 people had passed...

Women conquer space in Bolivia's Carnival of Oruro

Long excluded from the festival, woman and non-binary people have now claimed their place.

A selection of Latin American and Caribbean ‘coronavirus songs’

The songs' mood range from solemn to humorous.

In Colombia, solidarity movements multiply during the COVID-19 pandemic

Almost half of Colombia's population depend on informal work.

COVID-19 is also affecting Venezuela's indigenous migrants

Venezuela's borders with Brazil and Colombia have been closed since mid-March,  the use of illegal paths and crossings has increased, with its related dangers.

COVID-19 spells disaster for Brazil's overcrowded prisons as first inmate death recorded

The country has over 750,000 people living in prisons. It's the third-largest prison population worldwide, coming behind the US and China.

Even with a law, São Paulo's municipalities are not fulfilling citizens’ right of access to information

Using Brazil's Law on Access to Information, Agência Mural asked 39 municipalities about their current objectives: Many ignored the requests, and the majority which replied did not send clear data.

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