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Eleanor Weekes

Recent graduate in Spanish with Portuguese, obsessed with languages, travel and anything that involves the sea

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15 August 2017

Family Farmers in Paraguay Facing Debt Crisis Demand Government Accountability

Thousands of farmers have been marching for over a month, demanding a government response to the crisis threatening to destroy family farming as a viable economic model.

20 July 2017

“In Spain We Have The Best System To Get Rid Of Racism – Denying It Exists.”

The Bridge

"...I'm sorry to disappoint you, but this is happening in this country, my country, to those who aren't like us... It is racism."

4 March 2017

Reality and Homesickness Meet in Venezuelan Artist Leonardo Gonzalez's Colorful and Troubling Work

"Lots of people have found their voices represented in my drawings, and this motivates me to keep speaking for them."

6 February 2017

Forest Fires in Chile Set Alight Debate, Conflict and Misinformation

"Who is to blame for the fire, according to Twitter: foreigners, the Mapuche people, ISIS, Pinochet, the State, businesses, the USA."

14 November 2016

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."

14 September 2016

‘El Hombrecito’ Breathes Musical Life Into Literature in the Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic, a group called The Little Man (El Hombrecito) is offering a new way of experiencing the arts by combining music, poetry and visual arts.

13 July 2016

‘Playing for Change’ Promotes Peace and Inclusion Around the World Through Music

"Throughout our journey we have learned that music is the greatest tool for healing broken countries, cultures and hearts."

22 April 2016

Marriage Equality Is Now Accepted by Colombia's Constitutional Court, but Still Not by All Colombians

"I respect other people's beliefs. You need to learn to respect those who think differently. Do you pray with that kind of language?"

16 April 2016

The Mexican Government's Favourite Contractor Displaces Indigenous People to Build a Motorway

"It's not fair how they are walking all over us", claim the people from Xochicuautla. "They are destroying my house, my home, my livelihood, without so much as a warning."

18 February 2016

Colombia Introduces Harsher Prison Sentences for Acid Attacks

Every year, an average of 100 people suffer an acid attack in Colombia, where recently a law was passed to tough sentences and take judicial benefits away from the perpetrators.

1 February 2016

The Dangerous and Complex Reality of Women Who Join Central American Gangs

"...I thought it was the best way that people could defend themselves, by being on the strong side rather than the weak one."

A Sexy Guide to Digital Security and Safer ‘Nudes’

Global Voices Advocacy

The group Coding Rights says sexting can be a “pleasurable resistance to misogyny, conservatism, and heteronormavity,” but it's also seeking ways to protect people from forms of violence.

3 December 2015

From Coyotes to Vultures: What Happens When Migrants Borrow

When migrants decide to go to the US for a better future, they often rely on lenders to afford the trip, but often they became unwilling partners with the coyotes.

3 November 2015

Meet the Flourishing Muslim Community in Buenaventura, Colombia

Almost 300 Colombian families of African descent converted to Islam 40 years ago as a form of empowerment in the face of marginalization.

25 October 2015

Drug Trade and War Against Organized Crime Create Ghost Towns in Mexico

Organized crime in Mexico and the violence that comes with it have created a mass of displaced people forced to leave their homes, creating "ghost towns" in their wake.

18 October 2015

A Musical Project in Mexico Dedicates Their Latest Work to ‘The 43 From #Ayotzinapa'… and It's Free to Download!

Santiaguero Collective, from Mexico, focuses on Creative Commons-licensed music reflecting the current social issues of the region and the country. Their latest work is dedicated to the missing Ayotzinapa students.

9 October 2015

Meet the Young Mexican Who's Taking On Transphobia, One Video at a Time

A year ago, a young Mexican started documenting on YouTube his sex reassignment process. His videos are a source of information and inspiration to the LGBTI community and beyond.

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