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Stories about Latin America

27 March 2015

Bringing the Muisca Language Back from Extinction, One Word at a Time

Rising Voices

Even though the indigenous language Muisca is extinct, a group of Colombians are using wikis, mobile apps, and social media to breathe new life into the language.

The Arduous Journey of Colombian Migrants Headed for Chile

Global Voices, in collaboration with Connectas, Agenda Propia, Útero.pe, Vice and El Mercurio de Antofagasta, explored the challenges and history of migration in Latin America during a Google Hangout.

23 March 2015

Mexico's Airwaves Aren't the Same Without Journalist Carmen Aristegui

The Bridge

Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui says her firing is an attack on freedom of expression; her bosses say it's a breach of confidence. Either way, this is not her first rodeo.

19 March 2015

How Guatemalan Group ‘Las Poderosas’ Uses Theater to Confront Violence Against Women

For these women, theater is a means to heal trauma and raise awareness of gender-based violence within a country where two women a day are killed on average.

18 March 2015

A Crowdsourced Project to Map the Amazon

Rising Voices

Mapazonia is a crowdsourced collaborative mapping project focused in the Amazon region in South America.

17 March 2015

Why Students Think Reforms Fall Short of Fixing Chile's ‘Educational Apartheid’

A new Chilean law bans profits, tuition, and selective admissions in private primary and secondary schools that receive state subsidies, but students say much more is needed.

Back-to-Back Murders of Journalists Raise Concerns in Colombia

The murders of Colombian Edgar 'Quintin' Quintero and Luis Peralta highlight the dangers journalists face in Colombia today.

16 March 2015

The Butterfly Effects of Panamanian Social Media

Venezuelan immigrant Rita García answered a lawmaker's reactionary speech with a controversial tirade against Panamanians, comparing them to "monkeys" and saying they're incapable of respecting foreign cultures.

15 March 2015

The Facebook Pages Behind Sunday's Anti-Government Protests in Brazil

On March 15 at least 50 cities in Brazil will host noisy anti-government rallies. Who are the protesters and what do they want?

14 March 2015

Chilean Espionage in Peru Cools Diplomatic Relations

The traditionally complicated Chilean-Peruvian relations have reached a new level of complexity thanks to the latest round of espionage accusations.

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