Latin America

 
Marie Antoinette rules in Colombia as the masses protest against inequality
Marie Antoinette rules in Colombia as the masses protest against inequality
Since late November, Colombia has seen unprecedented mass protests, the longest since 1977. These protests illustrate the awakening of a...
Bolivia's Morales resigns after losing backing of security forces
Bolivia's Morales resigns after losing backing of security forces
Bolivian President Evo Morales has resigned, caving in following three weeks of sometimes-violent protests over his disputed re-election after the...
Chile’s riots: The dance of the dispossessed
Chile’s riots: The dance of the dispossessed
Chile is one of the most industrially advanced economies in the Latin American region, but recent violent protests illustrate the social cost of a...
Fact-checking is no silver bullet but it does help fight disinformation
Fact-checking is no silver bullet but it does help fight disinformation
According to fact-checkers at the Washington Post, United States President Donald Trump has made more than 13 000 false or misleading...
Donor-funded journalism is on the rise in Africa: why it needs closer scrutiny
Donor-funded journalism is on the rise in Africa: why it needs closer scrutiny
An enormous and increasing portion of the foreign development aid coming into Africa annually is for media development. Foreign aid funds diverse...
Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka
Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka
Glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto's weedkiller Roundup, is the subject of fierce controversy...
Latin America is spawning tech ‘unicorns’
Latin America is spawning tech ‘unicorns’
Nubank is the online bank with the greatest number of clients outside of Asia. Fellow Brazilian startup 99 is a platform that connects 300 000...
Racism rears its ugly face in Latin American pop culture
Racism rears its ugly face in Latin American pop culture
Latin America’s enduring fondness for grotesque racist caricatures has returned to the spotlight with the political rise of Guatemalan performer...
FARC accused of kidnapping Colombian general
FARC accused of kidnapping Colombian general
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday suspended two-year peace talks with the country's largest rebel group, FARC, The Revolutionary Armed...
Latin America dances to a new beat
Latin America dances to a new beat
Ever since the crash of 2008 exposed the rotten core of a failed economic model, we've been told there are no viable alternatives. So what...
Argentina's Fernandez sworn in for 'rocky' second term
Argentina's Fernandez sworn in for 'rocky' second term
Cristina Fernandez (Kirchner) begins a second four-year term as Argentina's President on Saturday at the peak of her popularity but with the...
Good news for print media ... in Latin America
Good news for print media ... in Latin America
The newspaper business, drained of readers and revenue and hounded by new online media in much of North America and Europe, is thriving in Latin...

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