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Stories about Latin America

8 November 2014

With Its Headwaters Dry, Brazilians Fear the Death of the ‘Old Frank’ River

Climate change, environmental destruction and the current drought all threaten one of South America's main rivers, the São Francisco, and the people who depend on it for their livelihoods.

7 November 2014

Mexico: Shots Fired at Transparency Expert on University Campus

Global Voices Advocacy

Violence continues unabated in Mexico: Ernesto Villanueva, a lawyer specializing in transparency and freedom of expression, was attacked by a gunman on a university campus.

6 November 2014

Hackers Unite to Create Apps and Sensors to Monitor Water Quality

Professionals from several fields of study have gathered at the event "Hackathon: Data and Sensors to Measure Water Quality" to discuss free hardware development and dissemination of public data.

Protesters Descend on Mexico City to Demand Action for Missing Ayotzinapa Students

"Whoever has him I'll give them my land in return for my son being brought back alive." Tens of thousands marched for Global Day of Action for Ayotzinapa.

5 November 2014

Mayor and Wife Suspected in Missing Students Case Arrested in Mexico City

Those responsible for the Ayotzinapa crimes have been identified as José Luis Abarca and María de los Ángeles Pineda, both of whom were arrested in Mexico City.

4 November 2014

Quechua-Speaking Bolivian Woman, Denied an Interpreter for Years, Sentenced to Life in Prison in Argentina

Reina Maraz, who barely speaks or understands Spanish, was earlier convicted of the murder of her husband.

29 October 2014

#LeyChavez: Peru's Chavez Law Could Endanger Email Privacy in the Workplace

Global Voices Advocacy

The bill popularly known as #LeyChavez would regulate the use of information technology in the workplace. But how invasive is the bill?

Mexican University Students Go On Strike Over Ayotzinapa Tragedy

"They were taken alive, we want them back alive!" The student community in Mexico shows their solidarity for the missing students of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, which remains unresolved.

28 October 2014

Gabriela García Calderón, Making Global Voices Part of Her Daily Life for 7 Years

To celebrate 10 years of Global Voices, we are interviewing our contributors. In this installment, early GV Spanish member Gabriela Garcia Calderón tells us about her long-lasting commitment.

A Sharply Divided Brazil Reelects Dilma Rousseff. Let the Healing Begin?

The election was one of the most hotly contested in Brazil's democratic history. Following defeat, some supporters of Aécio Neves started a petition to impeach Rousseff.

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