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Taking down statues: France confronts its colonial and slave trade past

Amid global action against racism, France has been divided for several weeks over what to do about statues of historical figures that are connected to slavery and colonialism.

‘A possible violation’: Mexico's biggest telecommunications operator is blocking Tor network

The Tor network is a free and open-source software used throughout the world by those who wish to exercise their freedom of expression and information while maintaining their privacy and anonymity.

Mali holds elections despite COVID-19 pandemic and terrorist threats

Mali's elections were held under unique circumstances: the ongoing threat of Islamist terrorism and governmental restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Venezuelans come together to provide food for the elderly of Caracas

"We can't put an end to poverty, but we can do our bit to help those who need it most."

COVID-19 is also affecting Venezuela's indigenous migrants

Venezuela's borders with Brazil and Colombia have been closed since mid-March,  the use of illegal paths and crossings has increased, with its related dangers.

Lockdown in Colombia will affect the right to abortion, says human rights lawyer

"Lockdown exceptions must explicitly include services that make it possible to maintain and guarantee access to sexual and reproductive health," says Selene Soto.

The feminist translators and interpreters revolutionizing the profession in Argentina

"Feminism is always growing and diversifying, and feminists must come together and create areas of common interest and practice unique forms of activism that move away from hegemonic feminism"

Protests in Guinea spark Pan-African solidarity against president's plan to run for third term

While the Guinean government remains vague about a possible extension to Alpha Condé's presidential term, protesters continue to mobilize throughout the world against constitutional changes that could allow it.

Indigenous telecommunications network in Mexico to provide telephone and internet services via satellite

The first indigenous telecommunications network to provide mobile and Internet services in Mexico's rural communities will expand its services via satélite technology, enabling it to reach the most remote areas.

For Cuba's transnational families, a little internet goes a long way

To understand the changing dynamics of the many Cuban families with members living abroad, spend some time in the country's public wifi parks.

In the run-up to Mali's 2018 presidential elections, will President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta survive his scandals?

"Malians have the right to question where the hundreds of billions are really going, which were approved for the army to be able to tackle the jihadist threat."

Sorry, I don't speak English. I speak Photography.

"There is nothing that couldn't be photographed, nothing that does not warrant the telling of a new story."

Asunción, Paraguay: A city in transformation that is excluding its residents

"They do not want us here. They want an alternative Asunción, one where those in need are not in sight."

DRC's Joseph Kabila Isolated as Delays to Organise the 2018 Elections Continue

This three-day protest was an opportunity for the opposition to show their support for the organisation of "credible and transparent" elections.

Mexico's Electoral Authority Announces Collaboration with Facebook, Casting Doubt on its Credibility

Social media are accusing the INE of creating "fake news" for having made false claims about an agreement with Facebook.

These Are the Contributions to Science Made by 10 Latin American Women

The stories and contributions of ten female Latin American scientists in this work show the importance of women in the field of investigation and the world of work

An Argentinian Fact-Checking Initiative Enters Its Seventh Year

Chequeado.com is part of a worldwide fact-checking movement, employing a strategy popularized in the United States more than a decade ago.

In Venezuela, a Conductor's Lack of Political Opinion Hits a Sour Note in Some Circles

The "apolitical" position of celebrated musician Gustavo Dudamel is unacceptable for many Venezuelans at this critical time, and has reignited the debate on the connection between the arts and politics.

Interested in Cultural Feminism? Serve Yourselves!

A well-known Peruvian educational outreach blog has listed 70 Spanish-language texts available on cultural and women's struggles.

Is the World Forum for Democracy a Space of Genuine Dialogue?

At this year's World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, tolerance for debate and differences of opinion left something to be desired.

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