Latin America – Global Voices
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‘Racism is the shackles holding back our Republic,’ says Brazilian anthropologist Lilia Moritz Schwarcz
(16/03/2019 @ 08:00)
The killing of an unarmed black teen inside of a supermarket was the last reminder of racism in Brazil. Global Voices talked to Moritz Schwarcz to understand this context
#ViernesTradicional highlights and safeguards Mexico's rich cultural diversity found in clothing
(15/03/2019 @ 11:51)
A social media campaign celebrates Mexico's rich cultural diversity found in traditional clothing and raises awareness to protect against threat of plagiarism.
Charged with ‘instigating crimes’, journalist Luis Carlos Diaz is released in Venezuela
(13/03/2019 @ 11:57)
The Global Voices community is relieved that our colleague is safe and with his family.
Why the indigenous Pemón people have closed ranks against the government of Nicolà¡s Maduro
(13/03/2019 @ 09:24)
In recent years, the Bolivarian president has authorized mineral extraction projects in Pemón territory without their agreement, as well as regularly deployed military forces to their lands.
Journalist and human rights defender Luis Carlos Dàaz detained by state security in Venezuela
(12/03/2019 @ 15:01)
After hours of silence from the authorities, Dàaz was confirmed to be detained by the Bolivarian Intelligence Police (SEBIN).
Digital journalist Luis Carlos Diaz is missing in Venezuela
(12/03/2019 @ 02:15)
Luis Carlos is "one of the most visible faces of dissident journalism in Venezuela".
Trying to follow the news in Venezuela? Here are a few sources you can trust
(11/03/2019 @ 08:03)
Venezuelans are finding ways to gather, organize and assess information on their own terms.
Blackout in Venezuela: How long will it last?
(08/03/2019 @ 13:43)
For nearly a day's time, most of Venezuela has been without electricity.
With hundreds of political prisoners still in jail, the Nicaraguan conflict is far from over
(07/03/2019 @ 13:36)
While 100 people were reported to be released from prison, the efforts for those who remain behind bars and denounce human rights abuses continue.
Carnival in Brazil looked extra orange this year as people protested ‘Bolsogate’ scandal
(06/03/2019 @ 19:33)
In Brazil, the Portuguese word for orange, "laranja,â is also slang for intermediaries of fraudulent financial schemes.
For the first time in Brazil's history, there is an indigenous woman in the National Congress
(03/03/2019 @ 00:18)
Joenia is the first indigenous woman ever to obtain a law degree in Brazil, and the first indigenous attorney to ever argue a case at the Supreme Court.
Dijaawa Wotunnà¶i: an animated short film helps revitalise the Yekuana language
(28/02/2019 @ 17:58)
Several Yekuanas -- an indigenous people who live in Venezuela and Brazil -- participated in the project as translators and researchers, and also contributed their voice to the film's characters.
Mexican women protest for their lives as kidnappings and femicides surge
(27/02/2019 @ 07:13)
More than 150 people, most of them women, have been kidnapped from Mexico City's subway system over the past four years.
After an unarmed teen is killed at a supermarket, netizens share stories of growing up black in Brazil
(25/02/2019 @ 20:30)
"The first time I was stopped and frisked I was 11 years old. I was on my way to the mall, with my brother, we were going to the cinema."
Female Brazilian legislator attacked on social media for revealing outfit
(21/02/2019 @ 09:01)
"The participation of women in society is so tiny that a neckline can become a huge issue."
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