Latin America – Global Voices
Citizen media stories from around the world
Why Is the Biggest Sugar Mill in Western Cuba Economically and Environmentally Inefficient?
(16/08/2017 @ 09:10)
For years, the biggest sugar mill in Western Cuba has had the worst harvest.
Family Farmers in Paraguay Facing Debt Crisis Demand Government Accountability
(15/08/2017 @ 13:51)
Thousands of farmers have been marching for over a month, demanding a government response to the crisis threatening to destroy family farming as a viable economic model.
Tata Genaro Ramàrez: The Farmer Who Revived the Nawat Language in El Salvador
(13/08/2017 @ 15:21)
Genaro inspired a new generation of Nà¡huat teachers, he launched the enthusiasm for the documentation of the language, broke taboos, and made the language known in El Salvador.
Young Peruvians Trade Weapons for Shears and Razors
(09/08/2017 @ 11:04)
Ingenious solutions to big problems. Barbering becomes an alternative to crime for Peru's youngsters.
Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Power Threaten the Careers of Many Medical Students in Paraguay
(06/08/2017 @ 14:56)
Sexual harassment is a domination strategy that many medical students have had to contend with in one of the most important universities in Paraguay.
A Retired Teacher and Granddaughter of Slaves Gives Her Personal Account of Racism in Modern Brazil
(06/08/2017 @ 06:42)
Diva Guimarà£es asked for the microphone during a literature festival and recounted her experience with how Brazil treats the black population. Video of her talk went viral.
‘Arepa, the Taco Is With You’ — The Hashtag of Solidarity From Mexico to Venezuela
(05/08/2017 @ 18:21)
With a big wave of tweets, hundreds of Mexicans sent messages of solidarity and good wishes to the Venezuelans struggling in the country's current crisis.
In Venezuela, Theater is also Part of the Resistance
(05/08/2017 @ 10:36)
"Theater is the way you can take everything that is happening, filter it, see it from another point of view. It connects you with something emotionally, asks you questions."
What Once Was the Main Slave Port in the Americas Is Now a World Heritage Site
(04/08/2017 @ 11:45)
The recognition forces Brazil to acknowledge a period of its history that it still struggles to fully confront.
El Salvador's â€˜Rainbow Crosswalk' Promotes Pedestrian Safety and LGBTQ Rights
(31/07/2017 @ 06:15)
The first "rainbow crosswalk" in Central America hopes to guide steps towards a fairer world for LGBTQ communities.
In Paraguay, Poverty Creates a Cycle of Women Caring for Other Women's Children
(27/07/2017 @ 15:57)
Thousands of Paraguayan women are forced to move to Argentina and Spain as caregivers while leaving their own families behind to be cared for by other women.
Can Facebook Connect the Next Billion?
(27/07/2017 @ 08:40)
New research by Global Voices tech and digital rights experts in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines exposes the ups and downs of Facebook's "Free Basics" app.
Syrians Fleeing the War Seek Refuge in Brazil Where the Assad Regime Has Some Powerful Supporters
(26/07/2017 @ 17:58)
Syrians fleeing the country's civil war are trying to find a place in Brazil they can call home.
Venezuela: The Horror Beyond the Door
(26/07/2017 @ 13:38)
"The stench of the tear gas is everywhere. You can still hear the muffled echo of explosions, sometimes far away, sometimes close by. A constant, incomprehensible chain of events. ""Seguà sin comprender el motivo del ataque. ¿Existe alguna justificación a su potencia desproporcionada? El mero pensamiento me llena de amargura. No la hay, por supuesto."
The Case of Fabiola Antiqueo and Police Violence in Chile
(25/07/2017 @ 18:12)
"The current system and the impunity that it protects, is one of the most visible legacies of the dictatorship in Chile"
Dernière mise à jour : 15/08/2017 @ 20:19