Latest posts by Andrea Chong Bras
For the first time, a digital security app is available in Aymara thanks to Bolivian language activists
"For us, language is our identity. If we lose our language, we lose our traditions, our culture, our stories, our ancestral knowledge -- we lose everything."
What do you think when you hear the word "teen"? In this post, we explore English-language media conversations around teens, adolescents, and youth.
Spanish Activist Helena Maleno's Trial in Morocco Is ‘a Way to Intimidate’ Human Rights Defenders, Her Supporters Say
Helena Maleno is accused of participating in a human trafficking network for her work assisting migrants who run into trouble during the dangerous Mediterranean Sea crossing to Europe.
"I would like to continue thinking that I tried to create a revolution in the best way I knew how."
"...it is giving voices to these indigenous women and not placing any judgement on the story they want to tell through this figure of Deer Woman."
"A people's greatness is out there, in the streets. Face to face. Hands holding hands. Heartbeats that don't give up, and ask that others don't fade."
"We got superheroes, we got soldiers, we got everybody...It is showing across the spectrum, rather than just a historicized view, of essentially, what boils down to cowboys and Indians."
"I envy the opportunities they have on the the other side of the river. For us, this is another world."
Paying for higher education in Paraguay is difficult for most citizens. For indigenous women, it is doubly difficult.
"The problem is cultural. The solution, cultural."
"It is not possible to tell the truth about Cuba from only one viewpoint, or from unanimous viewpoints that are the equivalent of one."
Mexican prisons are an example of inequality in the country. We look at prison facilities and the impact the implementation of the New Penal Justice System will have on them.
"We live in a country where corruption and impunity are the norm. A report about plagiarism is NOT going to change this."
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.”
We interviewed two Mexican teachers about their jobs, their motivations and the conflict caused by the constant protests and violent activism of the National Coordinator of Education Workers union.
"[M]y struggle is filled with energy from all of these marvelous and invigorating women, my commitment has new strength..."
"Mexico is not condemned to be a country defined by corruption and impunity."
In a complex and confusing confrontation, teachers disturb the peace in Oaxaca and the government reacts violently.
It's not perfectly clear why, but one of Colombia's left-wing leaders was shot out last month. She escaped unharmed, but the same can't be said for the country's peace talks.
Satire has always spiced up critiques about undesirable behaviors that we should try to overcome. In Mexico, classism is used as a sales hook that brings people to the cinema.
Faced with environmental disaster in Chiloé, this group of small-scale fisherman organized and forced an industry and government to the negotiating table.