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· November, 2016

Stories about Latin America from November, 2016

Puerto Ricans Consider a Future Under Governor Rosselló and President Trump

Human rights activists in Puerto Rico examine the potential consequences of conservative policies from President Donald Trump and Governor Ricardo Roselló.

UN Chiefs Chat Trump, Climate Change, Migration, and Water with Global Voices

Work tackling some of the world's most pressing issues should continue, regardless of the new US president-elect's positions on them.

Argentina’s Changing History, as Seen Through 100 Years of Beauty Ideals

"[The] video is also about the way in which Argentinian women have used their beauty to look towards the future as well as to remember the past."

Dear Young Progressive Annoyed About the Trump Victory…

"Is it such a terrible thing that the other half of the country should have the right to to have a government it favors in power?"

She Misses Being a Guerrilla, but This Former FARC Fighter Is Starting a New Life Back Home

Xiomara picked up a gun and joined the FARC at age 14. Like thousands of other women, she is now figuring out how to leave that life behind.

In Paraguay, Many of the Country's Poorest Girls Undergo Slavery Just to Receive an Education

Despite laws, a supposedly free educational system and agreements to protect children, many girls from Paraguay's poorest communities must submit themselves to "criadazgo" in order to access formal education.

Decision 2016: Assessing the Damage

"The political gains made under Obama will likely be reversed, as Trump has promised to repeal the accord with Cuba and renegotiate trade treaties which would affect" Latin American nations.

Trump-Chavez Comparisons Rock the Web, Rattle the Venezuelan Government

There are some things linking US presidential candidate Donald Trump and the late Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez. Here they are.

These Are the Stories of Teachers Who Resist Violence in Northern Paraguay

"The problem is cultural. The solution, cultural."

International Film Festival Brings Some Good News to A Beleaguered Mexican State

Gael García Bernal, Audrey Tautou, and Willem Dafoe are among the celebrities who will attend the 2016 Morelia International Film Festival.

Mexicans Prepare Their Offerings and Calaveras Ahead of Day of the Dead

Calaveras, offerings for ancestors, and even conferences that discuss controversial topics - like euthanasia - surround this traditional celebration for commemorating the dead.

About our Latin America coverage

Melissa Vida is the Latin America Spanish-language editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

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