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Stories about Latin America

16 August 2014

Activists Are Connecting Peruvians With Their Country's Impressive Archaeological Heritage

Lima is famous for its cuisine and Republican, colonial-style historic center, but not so much for its archeological history. A group of activists are working to change that.

14 August 2014

The Crisis of Small-Scale Fishing in Latin America

Although fishing is a risky activity for those whose livelihoods depend on the water, other forces present a more dramatic and far-reaching threat to small-scale fishing in the Global South.

Why Brazilian Authorities’ Case Against 23 Anti-World Cup Activists Reads Like a Soap Opera

Love, betrayal and jealousy. The complaint against the 23 arrested includes statements from three witnesses who had personal disputes with some of the activists.

13 August 2014

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Eduardo Campos Killed in a Plane Crash

Campos died on the same day, Aug. 13, as his grandfather Miguel Arraes, one of the most prominent socialist political figures of Brazilian politics.

Spanish Radio Report Captures History of ‘the Freaks', Havana's Biggest Metal and Punk Fans

This is the music of an entire generation who pushed aside socialism to play the music that they desired, and to dress as they pleased, regardless of the consequences.

Latin America’s World Cup Lessons

In this article, Global Voices continues its look at the relationship between the hosting the World Cup and social unrest.

12 August 2014

Peru Plans to Catch Public Transport Gropers With Undercover Female Cops as ‘Bait’

It follows a successful pilot program in Colombia, where a team of women wearing "tight trousers, miniskirts and low-cut tops" has caught 129 men this year.

11 August 2014

Simón Bolívar, Esteemed Liberator or Infamous Dictator?

"It is harder to maintain the balance of freedom than it is to endure the weight of tyranny," said Simón Bolívar, known as the "Liberator" of many South American countries.

8 August 2014

Mexico’s Minimum Wage is Criminally Low. Is It Unconstitutional?

The minimum wage in Mexico is equivalent to $5 US dollars. Just what can you buy with that?

7 August 2014

Video of Ex-Michoacán Governor’s Son with a Cartel Leader Revives Corruption Accusations in Mexico

Governor Fausto Vallejo recently resigned amid allegations of corruption. Alleged links between he and his family to organized crime have been reported for a long time.

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