Stories about Latin America
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
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.
26 August 2014
In less than one week, 'Cheverito', the cartoon character created by the Ministry of Tourism to boost tourism in Venezuela, was the center of criticism, attack and debates.
25 August 2014
22 August 2014
Columbians are thinking twice about the treatment of passengers aboard the Medellín Metro, after several incidents publicized online have raised awareness about the metro's draconian treatment of riders.
20 August 2014
Mining generates social conflict, human rights violations for vulnerable populations, and a negative environmental impact, among other problems.
19 August 2014
Disappointment and frustration prevail as the IFAI's decision leaves Mexico's citizens defenseless against the country's crucial new telecom law.
18 August 2014
Global Voices, through its Rising Voices initiative, is co-organizing the Indigenous Language Digital Activism Gathering to take place in Oaxaca, Mexico in October 2014.