Stories about Latin America
6 September 2016
After last week's nationwide demonstrations against Dilma Rousseff's impeachment and against her replacement, President Michel Temer, Brazil witnessed a new wave of street violence this Sunday, September 5.
5 September 2016
4 September 2016
"I don’t paint dainty little grandmotherly botanical illustrations."
Protesters are mobilizing against what they see as a maneuver by a corruption-marred congress to remove a democratically elected president, and to push neoliberal reforms.
2 September 2016
"We live in a country where corruption and impunity are the norm. A report about plagiarism is NOT going to change this."
After more than fifty years of war, a divided Colombia will face a referendum next month on a peace agreement that could be a historic milestone.
An opposition demonstration on September 1 has exposed major tensions between the Venezuelan government and its critics. Local independent and citizen media are watching the story closely.
29 August 2016
"One more triumph was given to us by these worthy Colombians, representatives of the very mistreated afrodescendants in this racist and segregated Colombia."
28 August 2016
"It is this determination that they show against all odds. I love the athletes in this team as if they were my own children."
26 August 2016
Closed off to tourists since 2003, the trail to Brazil's highest mountain is set to reopen in 2018, managed by the indigenous peoples themselves.
25 August 2016
24 August 2016
On August 31, the world celebrates Blog Day. A group in Paraguay is making something special of the holiday.
Lawmakers want to "suspend US aid to Honduran police and military until human rights violations by security forces cease and those responsible for of such crimes are brought to justice.”
23 August 2016
"The decision of judge Olavo Zampol Júnior is another shameful and monstrous episode of judicial violence against the victims of military police."
A strong earthquake shook the Peruvian province of Arequipa in mid-August, killing at least four people and leaving hundreds without a home.
"The rarest Pokémons are found in avenues outside downtown though, so we drive without distractions while the user catches them."
22 August 2016
CrowdVoice.by enables activists and grassroots organizations to collaboratively curate media related to their causes.
21 August 2016
Nicaragua has the highest cervical cancer death rate in the Americas —and women must face down societal pressure even to get treated.
One forward-thinking Bahia-born journalist hatches an online gift economy project with an important difference — it's exclusively for women.