Latin America

Press Freedom Threatened Under Bukele in El Salvador

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On November 23, Apple sent 14 El Faro journalists a warning: “state-sponsored attackers may be targeting your iPhone” because of “who you are and what you do.”

  • Dec 10, 2021
  • 4:33 PM

The Lonely Struggle to Preserve Colombia’s African History

Muntú Bantú is an independently run center dedicated to the memory of the African diaspora, the only one of its kind in Colombia. After 20 years of very hard work, however, support for and interest in the project remains scarce. 

  • Dec 8, 2021
  • 1:45 PM

Chile’s Congress Approves Same-Sex Marriages, Adoptions

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Both houses of Chile’s congress voted Tuesday to approve a marriage equality bill that also includes authorization for adoptions by same-sex couples.

  • Dec 7, 2021
  • 10:20 PM

Sen. Leahy Slams Biden White House Over Cuba Policy

“As someone who has observed the evolution of relations between the United States and Cuba for nearly 50 years, I find the situation between our two countries today bewildering, tragic, and frankly exasperating,” said the 81-year-old Senator.

  • Dec 7, 2021
  • 12:08 PM

US Sports Set on Expanding to Latin America

America’s four major sports leagues carry a combined 124 clubs representing over 50 different cities, including seven in Canada. So what about the U.S.’ other neighbor, Mexico — or the rest of Latin America?

  • Dec 6, 2021
  • 5:18 PM

How Latin American Feminists Shifted Global Understanding of Gender-Based Violence

Governments —not only in Latin America, but also in Canada— are responsible for perpetuating gender inequality through economic policies and police violence.

  • Dec 6, 2021
  • 4:21 PM

US, Mexico Launch Joint Project to Tackle Root Causes of Central American Migration

The “Sembrando Oportunidades” project will combine efforts from the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (Amexcid) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to focus on Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

  • Dec 6, 2021
  • 1:16 PM

A New Honduras?

Latino Rebels Radio: December 2, 2021

  • Dec 3, 2021
  • 2:04 PM

An Ecuadorian Love Story

“I loved her more and I said, even if we are nothing in life, she has to be my friend at least, because of the way she celebrated when I played Andean music,” Miguel says. “She clapped, shouted and everything. I said, I like that woman.”

  • Dec 3, 2021
  • 12:06 PM

Democracy Versus Neo-Fascism in Chilean Election (OPINION)

As Gabriel Boric prepares to square off against José Kast in a second round of voting for the Chilean presidency, social movements and the Left have united to defend democracy against creeping neo-fascism.

  • Dec 1, 2021
  • 11:55 AM

US to Remove Colombia’s FARC from Terrorist List

The U.S. State Department announced on Tuesday that it will remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) from its list of designated terrorist organizations. The updated list will include two dissident groups that were formed as offshoots of the FARC.

  • Nov 30, 2021
  • 12:36 PM

The War on Cuba (EPISODE 6)

Cuban journalist Liz Oliva Fernández exposes the striking disconnect between U.S. policy and Cuba’s reality, revealing the absurdity of Biden’s offers to “help” the Cuban people with donations of vaccines, Internet access and remittances that bypass local financial institutions.

  • Nov 23, 2021
  • 1:28 PM

Ex-Protester and Far-Right Lawmaker to Meet in Chilean Runoff Election

A conservative lawmaker with a history of defending Chile’s military dictatorship and a former student protest leader are headed to a polarizing presidential runoff after both failed to garner enough votes to win the South American country’s election outright.

  • Nov 22, 2021
  • 2:24 PM

Planned Opposition Protests in Cuba Flop

Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez called the protests an “absolute failure” in an interview on Tuesday. He also criticized U.S. President Joe Biden for not yet addressing the embargo and continuing with Trump-era policies that have exacerbated the country’s shortage of basic goods.

  • Nov 22, 2021
  • 12:51 PM

Children Awaiting Transplants Victims of Venezuela’s Crises

Except for a few charity-aided cases, poor Venezuelan children have not received organ or bone marrow transplants since 2017. Dozens of children have died since, including 25 this year, according to a parent organization.

  • Nov 19, 2021
  • 5:16 PM

The War on Cuba (EPISODE 5)

Most media organizations portrayed the unprecedented protests that erupted across Cuba on July 11 as a cry for freedom against Communism. But Episode 5 of Belly of the Beast’s documentary series “The War on Cuba” shows that the reality was far more complex.

  • Nov 18, 2021
  • 4:46 PM

What Defines a Free Cuba? (OPINION)

Freedom and liberty in Cuba mean different things based on who you ask in the majority Black and Mulatto island nation

  • Nov 18, 2021
  • 2:25 PM

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera Impeached

Chile’s lower house on Tuesday impeached President Sebastián Piñera over alleged financial misconduct revealed in the Pandora Papers. Seventy-eight of the 155 members voted to move forward with the charges.

  • Nov 15, 2021
  • 10:45 AM

Colombia and el aborto

Latino Rebels Radio: November 10, 2021

  • Nov 10, 2021
  • 7:43 PM

Daniel Ortega Set to Secure Re-Election in Nicaragua

Daniel Ortega sought his fourth presidential term in Sunday’s Nicaraguan elections. With more well-known challengers sitting in jail, Ortega stood a greater chance of winning.

  • Nov 8, 2021
  • 12:43 PM

In Peru, Rumors Feed Vaccine Reluctance Among Indigenous

While more than 55 percent of Peruvians have gotten at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccines, only about 25 percent of people in Indigenous areas have been vaccinated.

  • Nov 5, 2021
  • 3:20 PM

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