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Stories about Latin America

25 February 2015

Peru’s Mosques: Pearls of Latin America’s Muslim Immigrants

Global Voices takes a look to two mosques in Peru, in Southern Tacna and the capital, Lima.

24 February 2015

The Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence in Reggaeton Lyrics: Phase 2

The campaign recently released new images, posted on its Facebook page, that—very graphically—showcase the violence described in the lyrics of several very popular songs that are often performed in public.

Rio's Carnival Cozied Up to Equatorial Guinea's Brutal Dictator. But Why is Everyone Surprised?

Outrage followed revelations that the winning samba school, whose parade theme was Equatorial Guinea, reportedly received 3.5 million euros from the country's President Obiang.

23 February 2015

‘Birdman’ Director Puts Mexico Front and Center at Oscars

The "Birdman" director electrified Twitter with his acceptance speech at the Oscars, discussing the Mexican government and the situation of Mexican immigrants in the United States.

22 February 2015

Happy Chinese New Year… From Peru!

Tasty food and a significant population of tusán, or 'local-born' Chinese are just two reasons for Peruvians to celebrate Chinese New Year with gusto.

21 February 2015

Peru's Achuar and Kichwa Indigenous Communities Defend Their Territory From Oil Pollution

"The communities are not saying put an end to oil exploitation, but they are saying that there are problems to be solved [...]"

19 February 2015

Cuban LGBT Activist Takes On Conservative ‘Family Code’

An article published in the state newspaper Granma has fueled a debate about the obsolescence of the Cuban Family Code.

18 February 2015

Trolls Target Brazilian Woman After She Shares Her Traumatizing Rape Story on Facebook

Ten years after she was raped, Viviane Teves publicized her struggle to move on. Trolls got a hold of her phone number and began to harass her on WhatsApp.

Cuba Announces New IT Policy and Does Not Mention Internet Access

Global Voices Advocacy

ICT use and access is one of the talking points in the process of normalizing relations between Cuba and the United States.

35 Years Later, Óscar Romero’s Martyrdom Is Recognized

The Vatican has formally canonized Salvadoran priest Monsignor Romero, who was murdered in 1980 for speaking out against the police.

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