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Stories about Latin America

20 December 2014

Is A Citizens’ Awakening The Cure For Mexico's “Cancer”?

The Bridge

Recent protest activity on the part of Mexicans may be the beginnings of a cure for the "cancer that’s eating Mexico from the inside," writes Robert Valencia.

Some of Miami's Cuban exiles Are Disgruntled at Obama's New Approach to Cuba

Our author, Robert Valencia, is in Miami, home to the largest community of people of Cuban descent residing outside of Cuba.

19 December 2014

Murder of LGBTQ Activist Renews Venezuela’s Human Rights Debate

The murder of Giniveth Soto, a gender-equality activist, has launched at least two major, nationwide public debates about urban violence and threats same-sex couples face in Venezuela.

17 December 2014

The ‘Perfect Human’ Doesn't Live in Puerto Rico (or Any Other Country)

Scientist Lior Pachter wrote a post titled "The perfect human is Puerto Rican" to underscore how absurd the obsession with genetically "improving" humans is. But some took the title literally.

OjoVoz App Helps Underrepresented Communities Go Digital With Their Storytelling

Rising Voices

OjoVoz is an Android mobile app that allows underrepresented communities to collaboratively share digital stories through images and sound.

16 December 2014

What the Global Climate Movement Can Learn From Latin America

"Latin America has this huge movement which often doesn’t call itself the climate movement, but what they are doing is completely a part of the struggles against climate change."

El Salvador Imprisons 17 Women Who Lost Their Newborns as Murderers

Although a rallying cry for the global abortion rights movement, these 17 Salvadoran women didn't purposefully end their own pregnancies. Instead, they suffered a combination of obstetrical complications and poverty.

15 December 2014

Behind Prison Walls, Violence Against Women Is Often Ignored in Argentina

Women in lockup in Argentina face humiliating searches, lack of prison amenities in comparison with men, poor health care, and a lack of interpreters if they don't speak Spanish.

Is Argentina Really ‘Infected With Foreign Criminals'? Or Just Xenophobic Politicians?

"We are infected with foreign criminals," Argentina's security secretary said, sparking controversy in the debate about insecurity in the country.

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