I am the Latin America Editor of Global Voices. I also write Undertones, Global Voices’ Civic Media Observatory's newsletter.
These past few years I have been a freelance journalist covering Central America, religion, human rights and the environment for different international media. I also founded the newsletter Central American News.
Latest posts by Melissa Vida
Chile and Argentina have the largest Palestinian and Israeli communities in the region. How have their presidents reacted to the war in the Middle East?
"If they still can't agree on some truths about the dictatorship that was 50 years ago, what can be expected for the 2019 social uprising?" asks Chilean journalist Nicolás Lazo Jerez.
As the Venezuelan diaspora has spread outside the country's borders, so has the cuatro.
"Blocking entire sections of the internet based on the outdated belief that all Tor network traffic is indistinguishable or malicious is a mistake," the Tor Project spokesperson said.
Every year in Argentina history is commemorated to show the other side of history, the side of the defeated.
How a group of people took coordinated action to safeguard the tapes of the Chilean documentary "The Battle of Chile, the Struggle of an Unarmed People."
"The trouble is that in this 'fed-upness,' anyone can come along, and that's what happened."
The distant memory of the phrase, "I'm going to buy from the Russians" is a dusty memory of the period when they lived in this area.
The machines that transformed our tech are now lying in dust
The film 'Barbie' is immensely popular in Latin America - and there's something for everyone.
"The freer we are as individuals, the freer we are as a people."
In Spain, where the right has gained so much strength, and the far right is gaining power, Angüés differentiates itself with a horizontal and feminine form of government.
Brazilian President Lula's endorsement of Maduro's regime sparks strong reactions among Brazilians and Venezuelans
Why it is so dangerous to talk about "constructed narratives" in the case of Venezuela
Advox research into digital authoritarianism in Ecuador is now in a report. Read an excerpt and download the full pdf.
Why the '-guay' elections (that are not about Uruguay) are a big deal in Latin America and beyond.
#VoicesOfChange: Mexican activist Julia Didriksson wants to heal the wounds of macho violence online
In the first installment of #VoicesOfChange we interview Julia Didriksson, a Mexican digital activist who creates educational feminist content and organizes women's circles.
Latin American governments have gotten into bitter disputes, many of them via Twitter, at a time when the region is poised to form common fronts on issues such as climate change, migration or the exploitation of new raw materials.
Despite varying demands around labor or abortion rights, the main thread throughout Latin America was against gender-based violence.
Latin America walks a fine line between East and West amidst Ukrainian conflict and China-U.S. tensions
At the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and in the midst of growing tensions between superpowers, our region maintains an ambiguous role.
Bizarrap and these artists are helping shape pop culture for a safer and empowering space for all women and LGBTQ+ people.
'Hacktivism is a tool of resistance of this time.'