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Stories about Latin America

13 September 2014

HiperBarrio/Convergentes: A Virtual Community Evolves While Preserving Its Essence

Rising Voices

While in Medellin, Colombia, Global Voices contributor Juan Arellano stops by for a visit with his friends at HiperBarrio/Convergentes, one of Rising Voices' grant projects.

10 September 2014

A Bomb Rocks the Santiago Subway, Inflaming Chilean Twitter

Online reactions to September 8 bombing of the Escuela Militar subway station in Santiago reveal the polarization of Chilean society.

A Uruguayan Politician Is Performing Feats of Strength in the Race for Presidency

Luis Lacalle Pou, who performs the human flag in every city he goes to, challenged his older opponent Tabaré Vázquez to imitate him.

9 September 2014

At Least 14 People Injured in Bomb Attack at Santiago Metro Station

A woman who lost the fingers on her right hand, and a 35-year-old who suffered abdominal trauma were the most seriously injured.

6 September 2014

Trafficked Ecuadorian Children Pass Through Hell on the Way to the US

Ecuadorian minors start dangerous journeys to the United States in search of the American dream. For 12-year-old Nohemí Álvarez Quillay, the voyage ended up costing her her life.

5 September 2014

Latin American Music Mourns Argentinian Rock Legend Gustavo Cerati

Twitter users remembered guitar virtuoso Gustavo Cerati, former member of legendary Latin American music band Soda Stereo, who died yesterday. He was 55.

2 September 2014

Proactive Mexican Twitter Users Are Saying #NotoCensorship of the Satirical Film ‘The Perfect Dictatorship’

In a budding democratic country like Mexico, any expression that is critical of the ruling class is met with a certain amount of resistance and at times censorship.

1 September 2014

Is Venezuelan Film ‘The Liberator’ a Historical Biopic or Propaganda Blockbuster?

The premier of the biopic about the life and times of Venezuelan freedom fighter Simon Bolívar, "The Liberator," sparked debate on where historical truth ends and political propaganda begins.

28 August 2014

From a “Gaza Stripper” in Texas to Chinese Migrants in Egypt, Kim Badawi Photographs Intercultural Encounters

In this interview, photographer Kim Badawi discusses his work on cultural encounters, and on the role of social media when mainstream news fails to report stories that matter to communities.

27 August 2014

‘Showcase of Shame’ Campaign Is Forcing Venezuelans to Confront the Uncomfortable Reality of Teen Pregnancy

The campaign set up a shop window of mannequins dressed as schoolgirls with pregnant bellies to raise awareness of the issue of teen pregnancy.

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