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
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.'
We share some cheerful, curious, superstitious, and adventurous customs from Latin America to say goodbye to the old year and open a new chapter in our lives.
Cultural mediators between the Balkans and the Hispanic worlds are scarce. Elvi Sidheri is one of them. As an Albanian author and translator, he has traveled across countries and literary fields.
"I am a mother raising her child. There was no conception in my womb, but for me, it's really a miracle."
The tune "Abuelalalalalalala" became Argentina's World Cup anthem
"It is as if the heaviness of migratory grief for so many losses and even regrets has been transformed into a source of honor and an impetus of solidarity and brotherhood."
Focusing on a "stammering" Lionel Messi returns Americans to the colonial status of children.
Women of Purépecha and Amazigh descent fight for the land of their ancestors and everyone's climate
For the first time in Cuba, Twitter has also marked some accounts as "government-affiliated"
With Xi Jinping assuming his third term as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, the subcontinent wonders: how could China's policy towards the region change?
Protests happen with "cacerolazos" and Cuban mothers playing a leading role.
"I believe that we need a legal system that takes into account the land that we share with multiple beings (...) and that includes in the legal analysis the knowledge of the ancestral peoples."
Music is a way to push back against threats to Indigenous peoples' way of life, languages, and culture due to settler colonialism and violence, climate change, economic and racial discrimination, and cultural assimilation.
In a country grappling with bringing elite military forces to justice for war crimes, this video game seeks to make the Army seem more likeable.
The repeal of Roe v. Wade "is a reminder that all over the world, rights can be challenged at any time and may be at risk of being rolled back in a conservative regime."
Only a few years after women were allowed to vote in Argentina, a group of recently graduated women students built the country's first programming language.
These seven famous memes and caricatures give insight into some of Colombia's public opinion on the historic triumph of the political left.
"Just when it needs it most, the continent's integration collapses"
Answers to questions to understand the changes made in the last month in U.S. policy toward Cuba.
"You can complement science and conservation through photography."