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Stephanie Crane

New York City-based translator, ardent enthusiast of geopolitics and coffee.

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Devastating fires rage in Argentina as economic interests become key suspect

"The country burns because of agribusiness and real estate speculation. Where there was fire, today there are soybeans and machines ready for construction."

COVID-19 on the front lines: An interview with Ecuador’s Red Cross

"At the Red Cross we believe in humanity, in alleviating human suffering in every circumstance."

Support networks essential to safely leave violent partners during Ecuador's lockdown

"It is imperative to break the culture of silence."

Women conquer space in Bolivia's Carnival of Oruro

Long excluded from the festival, woman and non-binary people have now claimed their place.

#NiñasNoMadres: Argentines protest against the forced pregnancy of young girls

The story of Lucía, an 11-year-old girl forced to carry a pregnancy to term after being raped, became a symbol in the struggle for the right to safe abortion.

The Mexican engraver reviving the magical imagery of Chiapas

Mexico has a prolific tradition of printmaking, its defining visual characteristics having endured from pre-Hispanic times into modernity

In Argentina, women resumed the fight for #LegalAbortion2020

In 2020, Argentine feminists rekindle the fight for legal abortion with renewed strength and hope.

Argentine NGO documenting human rights violations nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

"Every recovered bone and identified remain is a triumph of truth and justice that is essential to nourish the memories people carry with them throughout the rest of their lives."

A novel about a Mexican family who migrates to the US comes under fire

"That Lydia is so shocked by her own country’s day-to-day realities gives the impression that Lydia might not be… a credible Mexican. In fact, she perceives her own country through...

A web comic from Colombia discusses surveillance and gender in Latin America—to the rhythm of salsa

''Beyond the joke that "every breath you take" seems like it could be written by the NSA, we realized that this is about a man that spies on a woman.''

Victoria Espinosa: Farewell to a tireless activist for Puerto Rican theater

Puerto Ricans remember renowned artist's legacy.

Fifty years after the Mexican Movement of 1968, students continue their march against violence and impunity

"We are the grandchildren of '68".

Can the United States connect Cubans to the internet? A historical review from the Cuban perspective

There is likely no way for the United States to provide internet access to Cuba without authorization by the Cuban government.

Kidnapping and murders as Ecuador and Colombia's border crisis heightens

Reaching a peace agreement that puts an end to one of the oldest conflicts in the hemisphere is complicated by the murder of three members of the newspaper El Comercio.

Would Amnesty for Drug Kingpins Achieve Peace in Mexico? Depends Who You Ask

A presidential candidate proposes amnesty as a solution to Mexico's internal conflict. Such a proposition is not novel in the region -- nor is the controversy it sparks.

Peruvian Human Rights Activist Sees Similarities Between Maduro's Venezuela and Fujimori's Peru

"Dictatorships not only learn but are sophisticated in their methodology."

Initiatives for Environmental Activism Take Off in Cuba

The Center for Education and Promotion for Sustainable Development is a commitment to participatory environmental management and political ecology in Cuba.

Mexicans Turn to Social Media to Call Out Abuse and Irregularities After Earthquake

Through #FuerzaMéxico (#MexicoStrong), #RescatePrimero (#RescueFirst) and #ReconstrucciónSinCorrupción Mexicans stay active online to file complaints, avoid further losses and be watchdogs.

Ayotzinapa: It's Been Three Years Since 43 Students Disappeared in Mexico

Three years and three prosecutors later, calls for justice for the Ayotzinapa case have been drowned out in a sea of scandals surrounding the Mexican government.

#TheOccupation of Wikipolitics: A Collective Commitment to Democratic Reinvention in Mexico

"We're convinced that this new way of doing politics, fair, in solidarity, respectful, generous and joyful, has to get to every corner of this country".

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