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23 July 2014
23 July 2014
Three Anti-World Cup Activists Accuse Brazil of Political Persecution, Unsuccessfully Seek Asylum From Uruguay
Eloisa Samy, a lawyer who has defends activists, was "preemptively" arrested before the World Cup final, accused of forming an armed gang. She was later released, then arrested again.
Morada, or Casa Morada, is an initiative born in a complex neighborhood of the Colombian city of Medellín. Learn about its various projects that combine art, education and participation.
"How regressive! Did the organisers consider Saint Lucians in the diaspora, those in other countries and foreigners who might be interested in being part of Saint Lucia Carnival...?"
21 July 2014
Trinidad and Tobago's military is accused of flouting the law in the search for a soldier's killer. This isn't the first time authorities there have policed at any price.
20 July 2014
Global Voices is looking for a bilingual online news leader to run our Latin America editorship.
18 July 2014
Jews and Arabs in Chile, Home to One of the Largest Palestinian Communities, Call for Peace in Israel and Gaza
Palestinian and Jewish communities have called on each other to speak out against human rights abuses, while politicians are urging the government to take its condemnation of Israeli shelling further.
17 July 2014
Authorities Have Confiscated $9.9M Hidden in Bean Cans, Shoes and Even Stomachs at This Guatemalan Airport
Money launderers try to smuggle the undeclared cash to destinations like Panama or Colombia, often to pay for drugs.
The World Cup in Brazil Ended Just Like It Began — With Tear Gas, Stun Grenades and Police Aggression
Activists captured some police officers on film lashing out seemingly with provocation at protesters and journalists.
Blogger Aidan Neal argues that black Americans are "so grossly affected by racism that they almost lay-wait offensive behavior," while race isn't a common topic of discussion in the Caribbean.