Latin America – Global Voices
Citizen media stories from around the world
Authorities Are ‘Whitewashing’ the Devastation and Death Toll in Puerto Rico
(09/10/2017 @ 16:23)
Local media outlets in Puerto Rico are finding that key information about hurricane damage has been, as one US Congressman put it, "whitewashed."
Art Exhibitions Fall Into the Crosshairs of Brazilian Conservatives
(09/10/2017 @ 14:32)
"Not even in the period of the dictatorship was an exhibition with 263 works by 85 artists closed."
Peru's World Cup Chances Cause Stir As Some Fans Hoard Tickets to a Qualifying Game
(03/10/2017 @ 19:40)
"It all depends on us" it's heard all over in Peruvian streets and networks, with rising chances to qualify to Football World Cup after decades of watching them from afar.
Mexicans Turn to Social Media to Call Out Abuse and Irregularities After Earthquake
(03/10/2017 @ 18:56)
Through #FuerzaMéxico (#MexicoStrong), #RescatePrimero (#RescueFirst) and #ReconstrucciónSinCorrupción Mexicans stay active online to file complaints, avoid further losses and be watchdogs.
Peru's Inti Currency Is Just One Reminder of When Peruvian Economy Went Crazy
(02/10/2017 @ 17:21)
"Alan, do you remember this banknote? Indeed, 5 "million" intis. Today they could get you a modest breakfast with six pieces of bread, butter and jam!"
Broadcasting the Thrill of the “Gooooooooal” in the Quechua Language
(02/10/2017 @ 10:13)
Football broadcasters in Peru are sharing the play-by-play in the Quechua language during the country's historic run towards a World Cup 2018 berth.
Ik ‘ta K'op Collective Supports the Technological Sovereignty of the Indigenous People in Mexico's Chiapas State
(01/10/2017 @ 13:43)
The project "aims to support the indigenous peoples in remote parts of the Mexican state of Chiapas to have access to [...] technologies to meet their communication and participation needs."
Netizen Report: From Puerto Rico to Bangladesh, Mobile Blackouts Exacerbate Humanitarian Crisis
(29/09/2017 @ 19:34)
This week, two populations on opposite sides of the globe are facing communication shutdowns amid rapidly worsening humanitarian crises.
If You Want To Understand Brazil, You Should Check out Its Memes
(29/09/2017 @ 12:50)
"Brazilians don't care if you don't understand their language and their jokes, they will talk to youâââor Katy Perry, or Nicki Minajâââas if you were Brazilianâ
Peru's Clever Social Media Campaign Raises Awareness About Human Trafficking
(28/09/2017 @ 16:23)
Peruvian Ministry of Interior Affairs launched the campaign "Que no te encuentren" (Don't let them find you) to counter human trafficking in Peru.
Brazil's Belo Monte Hydroelectric Plant License Is Suspended Again
(27/09/2017 @ 12:27)
The works are frozen until the hydroelectric plant improves the resettlement housing for the hundreds of displaced families in Altamira, Parà¡, Brazil.
After Years of Cultural Appropriation, Mayan Weavers Want Legal Protection for Their Heritage
(25/09/2017 @ 13:31)
â...our work is not being valued [...] Rather, there has been an appropriation and a commodification of the culture and the designs.â
Ayotzinapa: It's Been Three Years Since 43 Students Disappeared in Mexico
(25/09/2017 @ 11:37)
Three years and three prosecutors later, calls for justice for the Ayotzinapa case have been drowned out in a sea of scandals surrounding the Mexican government.
Report Reveals a Company Linked to Paraguayan Minister Drives Deforestation in the Chaco Region
(25/09/2017 @ 07:05)
Investigators of the organization Earthsight revealed that the largest exporter of Paraguayan charcoal, a company associated with Paraguay's public works minister, deforests about 10 football fields of land per day.
Puerto Rico, Trapped Between Colonialism and Hurricanes
(25/09/2017 @ 06:55)
Irma and Maria's passing and aftermath have once again brought to light Puerto Rico's primordial conundrum: colonialism.
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