Stories about North America from February, 2016
Body-Policing and Identity Politics Bog Down Trinidad Gymnasts’ Olympic Dreams
"So many countries celebrate an athlete's body. In my country, a female athlete could be shamed and disciplined for showing hers."
Efforts Continue to Free Indigenous Activist and Ex-Director of Community Police in Mexico
Thirty months after Nestora Salgado's arrest, efforts to free her continue. The charges against her haven't been dropped even though international bodies have recognized her detention is illegal and arbitrary.
The Fight Continues to Free Detained Central American High Schoolers in the US
"Children who are doing the right things, who are in school, who are living at home with their parents, are not a priority in my opinion."
Netizen Report: Medium Stands Up for Malaysian Investigative Journalists
The Malaysian government is now blocking the blogging platform Medium, in an apparent effort to censor the Malaysian investigative news organization Sarawak Report.
Mexicans Unanimously Welcomed Pope Francis This Weekend. Or Did They?
Millions of Mexicans were anxious to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis this weekend, during the pontiff's long-awaited visit. Not everyone is rolling out the red carpet, however.
North Carolina High Schoolers Could Be Deported to “Certain Death”, Despite Teacher and School Board Opposition
The six Central American students facing deportation from the US crossed the border as minors and could be in mortal danger if sent back to their country of origin.
It's Halftime in Russia
With oil prices tumbling and Russia’s economy on hard times, a carmaker is falling back on one of the industry’s most dependable marketing tactics: appealing to consumers’ sense of patriotism.
Netizen Report: The EU Wrestles With Facebook Over Privacy
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
Did Kyrgyzstan’s Prime Minister Fall for Spam Scam?
"During my free time I read about you and learn how to be successful."