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From Cuba to Colombia to Guatemala—countries with very different political contexts—people have taken to streets in recent times to demand change. What do these countries have in common?
The internet plays a role in imposing hegemonic language, but young people are using it to carve space for their languages.
"Many people think ham radio is dead because of the Internet, but that's not true."
The police data leak was in retaliation for "aggressive and cruel repression to the demonstrations of popular and democratic power," a member of the Anonymous group told Global Voices.
A new wave of accusations has given rise to Venezuela's #MeToo movement.
"It is vital that men take an active and critical role in the fight against the systematization that perpetuates violence against women."
"I'd love to see a future in which women's leadership is centered, that the idea of leading 'with' and not 'over' becomes the norm and not the exception."
Unsafe abortions result in 30,000 deaths each year. Join us to hear women from Uganda, Thailand, Brazil, Pakistan and Poland talk about the reproductive rights situation in their countries.
"Although COVID-19 dampened participation in many countries, women still raised their voices on the streets on different continents, especially as the pandemic has worsened inequalities faced by women."
The session, which will be conducted in Spanish, will be live-streamed on Facebook Live, YouTube, and Twitch.
"La Llorona" is the first Central American film to ever be shortlisted for Best International Feature Film at the Golden Globes, which will be held on February 28.
"Girlfriends, what good are two centuries of gringo political intervention if not to make us laugh our pants off right now?"
'Nearly 20,000 Salvadorans were killed from 2014 to 2017. That’s more violent deaths than in several countries that were at war during those years, such as Libya, Somalia and Ukraine.'
Calls for freedom of expression in Cuba after members of artist collective evicted during peaceful protest
More than 200 people gathered in Havana to demand the right to freedom of expression, but the result of dialogue with Cuban authorities remains uncertain.
While not a comprehensive polling of people's sentiments, these memes offer a glimpse into local political narratives, humor, and commentary.
As of November 7, 200 people have been reported dead due to floods, mudslides, and crumbling houses -- and the numbers are climbing every day.
Puebla is the latest Mexican state to approve same-sex marriage.
"We sing without fear, we ask for justice; we shout for every disappeared woman"
After documenting land grabs in their reserve, 18 indigenous and black leaders detained in Nicaragua
Since 2015, self-trained Kriol and Rama forest rangers monitor deforestation and land grabs in the biological reserve.
The hack revealed a surplus of 6,245 positive COVID-19 cases in Nicaragua that were previously unknown to the public.