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Stories about Latin America

20 December 2014

Mexican Soap Opera's Gay Couple Thrown Back in the Closet on Brazilian TV

Brazilian SBT channel has cut out scenes and changed dialogue in its rebroadcast of the Mexican telenovela “Sortilegio” in order to hide the romantic relationship between two male characters.

19 December 2014

Murder of LGBTQ Activist Renews Venezuela’s Human Rights Debate

The murder of Giniveth Soto, a gender-equality activist, has launched at least two major, nationwide public debates about urban violence and threats same-sex couples face in Venezuela.

17 December 2014

The ‘Perfect Human’ Doesn't Live in Puerto Rico (or Any Other Country)

Scientist Lior Pachter wrote a post titled "The perfect human is Puerto Rican" to underscore how absurd the obsession with genetically "improving" humans is. But some took the title literally.

OjoVoz App Helps Underrepresented Communities Go Digital With Their Storytelling

Rising Voices

OjoVoz is an Android mobile app that allows underrepresented communities to collaboratively share digital stories through images and sound.

16 December 2014

What the Global Climate Movement Can Learn From Latin America

"Latin America has this huge movement which often doesn’t call itself the climate movement, but what they are doing is completely a part of the struggles against climate change."

El Salvador Imprisons 17 Women Who Lost Their Newborns as Murderers

Although a rallying cry for the global abortion rights movement, these 17 Salvadoran women didn't purposefully end their own pregnancies. Instead, they suffered a combination of obstetrical complications and poverty.

15 December 2014

Behind Prison Walls, Violence Against Women Is Often Ignored in Argentina

Women in lockup in Argentina face humiliating searches, lack of prison amenities in comparison with men, poor health care, and a lack of interpreters if they don't speak Spanish.

Is Argentina Really ‘Infected With Foreign Criminals'? Or Just Xenophobic Politicians?

"We are infected with foreign criminals," Argentina's security secretary said, sparking controversy in the debate about insecurity in the country.

Thousands Flood Lima's Streets in Largest-Ever Latin American Climate March

Indigenous communities, farmers, workers, miners, youth groups as well as faith groups marched side by side in Lima to call for a "system change, not climate change". Take a look.

13 December 2014

A Mexican Protester Interrupted the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony. Now His Mom Would Like a Word.

According to the protester's brother, he was hoping to draw attention to the disappearance and presumed mass murder of 42 Ayotzinapa school students in Mexico.

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