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Stephanie Crane

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

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26 May 2020

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

COVID-19

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

22 May 2020

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

COVID-19

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

29 April 2020

Women conquer space in Bolivia's Carnival of Oruro

The Bridge

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

6 April 2020

#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.

25 March 2020

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

10 March 2020

In Argentina, women resumed the fight for #LegalAbortion2020

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

25 February 2020

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."

5 February 2020

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...

4 September 2019

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

Advox

''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.''

12 July 2019

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

Puerto Ricans remember renowned artist's legacy.

19 June 2018

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

Advox

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

1 May 2018

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.

24 January 2018

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.

13 January 2018

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

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

17 December 2017

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.

3 October 2017

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.

25 September 2017

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.

10 September 2017

#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".

31 August 2017

From Afro-Spanish Identity to De-colonial Studies in Anthropology

"Today I want to believe that we are in a different phase, with greater empowerment, visibility, and recognition of African descended populations, although there is still a lot of ignorance."

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