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Stories about Latin America

2 July 2016

ExxonMobil's Significant Oil Find Off Guyana Leads to Questions About the Country's Future

"I hope the Guyana Government knows that this can affect Guyana in a positive or negative way depending on how it is handled."

1 July 2016

Technology, Engineering and Incredible Discoveries Mark the Panama Canal Expansion

"The Panama Canal I visited is now a tiny little canal compared to what's being inaugurated today."

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Brexit, Brexit Everywhere

This week, we take you to the Caribbean, Brazil, Russia, Tanzania and Azerbaijan.

30 June 2016

A Toxic Mix of Violent Activism and Police Repression Wreaks Havoc in Mexico's Oaxaca

In a complex and confusing confrontation, teachers disturb the peace in Oaxaca and the government reacts violently.

‘I'll Stay as Long as the Queen Allows Me to Stay’ and Other Brexit Reactions From the Portuguese-Speaking World

"Brexit...whatever happens from now on, no one can erase these results from citizens' memories."

28 June 2016

5 Accounts From Female Political Prisoners That Recall the Horrific Torture Under Brazil’s Military Dictatorship

A confessed torturer was recently praised in Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, creating an opening for the group of people who support or minimize state crimes committed during the 21-year dictatorship.

27 June 2016

An Argentinian Animator Reimagines the Game of Thrones Title Sequence for the Real World

"I saw the intro and the first thing I thought of was making an adapted version for my country".

25 June 2016

Nature, Gender Identity, and Other Things You Learn Filming a Documentary in Mexico on the Banks of the Usumacinta River

A Spanish documentary filmmaker followed two members of a El Remolino community, whose stories involved personal journeys, struggles with nature, and grappling with their own sexual identities.

23 June 2016

In the Battle for More Transparency in Mexico, Politicians Win This Round

"The #3of3Law has gone to shit, once again congressmen protect their own interests rather than the interests of the people. They’re a bunch of thieves and backstabbers!"

For a Short Time, Documentary ‘Humano’ Is Free to Watch Online in Celebration of the Incan Sun Festival

"Humano" follows the quest of a young man in search of answers about the human condition in the Peruvian Andes.

It Turns Out Venezuelan Women Don’t Appreciate Being Lectured by a High-Ranking Official’s Wife

When Diana D'Agostino disparaged the women supporting the government, calling them “poorly dressed, dirty, or walking around without makeup,” she doesn't seem to have anticipated the public's response.

An Online Campaign Seeks to Identify the Authors of Anonymous Prison Poetry From the Argentine Dictatorship

"for all the children who await / the sunrise / for all of you we continue to carry on"

22 June 2016

10 Athletes From Four Countries Will Compete at the Olympics Under One Banner: Refugee

"In the refugee camp, we have no facilities – even shoes we don’t have. There is no gym. Even the weather does not favor training..."

20 June 2016

Migrant Women Confront and Resist Sexual Assault on Journey to the United States

Approximately 80% of Central American women who attempt to cross Mexico are raped, according to some reports.

17 June 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Just Do Your Job, Man.

This week we take you to Russia, India, Madagascar, Venezuela and Singapore.

As President Faces Impeachment, Brazil’s ‘Royal Family’ Wants to Play ‘Game of Thrones’ For Real

It's been 127 years since Brazil was a monarchy, but President Rousseff's possible impeachment has presented the country's last royal family with an opportunity to appeal to supporters.

16 June 2016

Chile Is Battling an Environmental Crisis Called ‘The Red Tide’

The phenomenon known as the “red tide,” seen across the country has claimed the lives of more than 24 million salmon and hundreds of other marine species.

Climate Change Threatens Qoyllur Riti, a Festival That Mixes Catholic and Indigenous Beliefs in Peru

The Peruvian celebration of Qoyllur Riti shows the religious syncretism typical of the region, but it's being threatened by climate change.

In Defense of Free Software: My Case Against Lenovo in Mexico

Global Voices Advocacy

Lenovo fails to inform its clients of the Secure Boot feature on the Lenovo Yoga 2, which restricts the right to install operating systems besides those authorized by Microsoft.

15 June 2016

Most of the Lives Lost During the Orlando Massacre Were Puerto Ricans

Puerto Ricans mourn the loss of loved ones in one of the most popular destinations for Puerto Ricans who emigrate to the US looking for better opportunities.

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