Mothers of LGBTQ Children Join Forces in Latin America

Founded in 2017, the Latin American Movement of Mothers of LGTB+ Children lobbies governments to eliminate prejudicial laws and better enforce existing bans on violence and discrimination.

  • Nov 21, 2022
  • 10:33 AM

How a Social Movement Is Using Politics and Solidarity to Fight Extreme Inequality in Santa Fe, Argentina

La Garganta Poderosa is the “first seed” aimed at improving the fortunes of many disenfranchised communities.

  • Mar 18, 2021
  • 5:44 PM

Argentina to Add More Transgender People to Labor Force

In September, President Alberto Fernández signed a decree establishing a 1% employment quota for transgender people in the public sector.

  • Dec 17, 2020
  • 1:10 PM

After 6 Years of Struggle, First LGBT Couple to Request Marriage in Ecuador Says ‘I Do’

Pamela Troya and Gabriela Correa spent six years fighting Ecuador’s justice system for the right to marry.

  • Sep 17, 2019
  • 10:31 AM

AP Explains: The Rocky Rise of LGBT Rights in Latin America

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Despite a dark past, today many LGBT citizens in Latin America are enjoying the right to marry, choose their gender identity and adopt children. But while laws in several of the region’s biggest countries are changing, that doesn’t necessarily translate into a broader societal shift toward acceptance.

  • Jun 14, 2019
  • 9:04 AM

Brownlisted: America’s Favorite (and Stolen) Christmas Flower

Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a rundown of some of the facts, bits of news, real histories, and actual lies he came across during the past week.

  • Dec 16, 2022
  • 4:09 PM

Brownlisted: What I Saw This Week in Quarantine

This week’s wrap-up comes to you from the cozy confines of quarantine, as senior editor Hector Luis Alamo has managed to catch COVID for only the second time this year.

  • Dec 9, 2022
  • 11:35 AM

Brownlisted: ‘Beans, Greens, Potatoes, Tomatoes…’

Latino Rebels’ senior editor Hector Luis Alamo provides an overview of some of the most interesting and important things he’s seen, read, and heard over the past week.

  • Nov 25, 2022
  • 1:14 PM

Dominican Republic Begins Building Wall on Haitian Border

The government of the Dominican Republic on Sunday began construction of a wall along its border with Haiti. President Luis Abinader said that the wall will “drastically reduce irregular migration,” as well as the illegal trade of arms and narcotics.

  • Feb 22, 2022
  • 11:12 AM

Vatican Bars Gay Union Blessing, Says God ‘Can’t Bless Sin’

ROME (AP) — The Vatican declared Monday that the Catholic Church won’t bless same-sex unions since God “cannot bless sin.”

  • Mar 15, 2021
  • 6:10 PM

Peruvian President Impeached by Congress

Congress’ first impeachment attempt in September received less than half of the 87 votes necessary to remove Martín Vizcarra from office.

  • Nov 10, 2020
  • 2:50 PM

Pope Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions in New Documentary

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pontiff while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival.

  • Oct 21, 2020
  • 12:13 PM

Homicides Decline in Mexico as Femicides Rise

Out of the total number of 36,476 homicides in 2019, 3,874 were femicides, the highest figure since 1990.

  • Sep 25, 2020
  • 3:57 PM

Latin America Surpasses Europe in COVID-19 Deaths

While Europe was hit early by the pandemic, Latin America has struggled to contain the spread of the virus despite long-lasting lockdowns in many countries.

  • Aug 7, 2020
  • 12:10 PM

Costa Rican Lawmakers Cite Coronavirus to Delay Marriage Equality

A 2018 court ruling to legalize gay marriage is set to take effect on May 26. Some lawmakers are criticizing moves to delay its implementation.

  • May 15, 2020
  • 12:54 PM

Coronavirus Death Toll in Ecuador Continues to Rise

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases doubled in one day after delayed test results were taken into account. 

  • Apr 24, 2020
  • 1:48 PM

Argentine Television Gets Its First Transgender News Anchor

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diana Zurco did not attend her high school graduation because she refused to receive a diploma with her birth name. At 17 and considered a boy by school officials, she grew her hair long and adopted the name Diana after the alien character on the show “V” about an extraterrestrial invasion.

  • Mar 17, 2020
  • 3:20 PM

Brazilians Call for Boycott of Companies That Support Bolsonaro’s Far-Right Policies

Business leaders who support Bolsonaro are calling for a nationwide anti-democratic protest against Brazilian Congress, some even suggesting military rule should return.

  • Mar 6, 2020
  • 1:06 PM

Evo Morales Names Possible Successors as Trump Tweets Support for Bolivia’s Interim President

Morales said he would support veteran MAS party member Luis Arce Catacora and young coca farmer union leader Andrónico Rodríguez.

  • Dec 18, 2019
  • 1:06 PM

Colombian Defense Minister Resigns Amid Bombing Scandal

Botero had previously presented the bombing as an “impeccable operation” against “narcoterrorists.”

  • Nov 7, 2019
  • 10:22 AM

Bolsonaro Denies Ties With Suspects Linked to Marielle Franco’s Murder

In a live video lasting over 20 minutes, Bolsonaro denied any wrongdoing and accused the media of trying to damage his government and the country.

  • Oct 31, 2019
  • 1:58 PM

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