Stories from 5 January 2016
Online Cultural Hub ‘Voces Étnicas’ Seeks to Revitalize Indigenous Customs in Mexico
Voces Étnicas is a platform that promotes the traditions and practices of Mexico's indigenous nations and communities through video, memes and an online library of legends, poems and stories.
An Indigenous Toddler Was Murdered in Cold Blood, but Brazil Barely Took Notice
A day before New Year’s Eve, an indigenous woman was breastfeeding her 2-year-old son when a man killed the child. The murder did not get attention in Brazil.
Inside Ethiopia's Self-Defeating Crackdown on Oromo Musicians
As government threatens and arrests Oromo artists while booting them off the airwaves, growing numbers are turning to the internet as their only avenue for self-expression.
Inspired by Ancient Traditions, Women in Latin America Embrace Natural Gynecology
Women are incorporating ancient teachings of self-care into their modern-day lives. The idea isn't to abandon medical professionals, but rather be aware of all the options available.
Venezuela's Constitutionally Protected Healthcare Not Reaching Indigenous Warao Community
In spite of having organizations devoted to their wellbeing, indigenous communities in Venezuela are faced with several very serious disadvantages.
Three Australian Government Ministers Fail Texting 101
Three Australian government ministers have been caught up in controversies of their own making.
Starving to Death: Images from Madaya, Syria, You Don't Want to See
Harrowing photographs of residents of Madaya, Syria, are making the rounds online, drawing attention to the plight of its 40,000 residents who are facing starvation and a slow death.
Was Caribbean Cricketer Chris Gayle's Come-On Sexist or Silly?
West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle has landed himself in a firestorm of criticism after he hit on Australian sports reporter Melanie McLaughlin during a live television interview.