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Stories about Latin America

17 October 2014

São Paulo Is Running Out of Water, But Authorities Say There's No Need for Rationing

The government's assurances that water isn't being rationed goes against the experiences of São Paulo residents, who say their taps are being regularly shut off.

Mexico's ‘Corona Capital’ Music Festival Played On Despite Heavy Rains

The weather seemed more in line with what fans could expect at Glastonbury Festival in England across the pond.

16 October 2014

It's Blog Action Day: Let's Talk About Inequality

Global Voices is an official partner for the event, which tackles the issue of inequality this year.

Will Ayotzinapa Case Become Mexico's Political Firestorm or Will It Be Forgotten?

If a mass grave turns out to contain Ayotzinapa's missing students, the tension now in the air might be enough to cause a large-scale political firestorm.

15 October 2014

Bolivian Voters Give President Evo Morales a Landslide Third-Term Win

According to unofficial election results in Bolivia, Evo Morales obtained 60 percent of the votes and has been reelected as president of Bolivia until the year 2020.

13 October 2014

Brazilian Man Accused of High Profile Revenge-Porn Case Only Gets 5 Months Community Service

The victim has vowed to fight to make revenge-porn a criminal offense.

Colombia's “Citizen Porfolio” Program Could Infringe Privacy Rights (And More)

Global Voices Advocacy

The "Citizen Portfolio" policy would store citizen data -- ranging from passport numbers to health information -- all in one place.

11 October 2014

Is History Repeating Itself in Mexico with the Ayotzinapa Tragedy?

Just last September, local police in Iguala attacked a group of students from the Rural School in Ayotzinapa, killing six and wounding seventeen. Another 25 people—perhaps more—simply vanished.

10 October 2014

Mexicans Demand Safe Return of Students “Taken Alive”

Protests against the disappearance of Ayotzinapa students sweep Mexico City and elsewhere, following the discovery of mass graves.

9 October 2014

Lightening Kills 11 Wiwa People in Colombia

Lightening struck an indigenous village this week, leaving 11 dead and another 18 injured in the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, Colombia.

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