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In Argentina, the Search for the Lost Grandchildren of the Dictatorship Continues

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:08:11 +0000

The recovery of granddaughter 127 is seen as the fruit of long efforts and it is a renewal of hope for the reunification of families torn apart by the dictatorship.

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A Mother's Battle Against Agrochemicals, Church and State in Paraguay

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:05:25 +0000

Petrona Villasboa's battle against Monsanto after one of her sons was poisoned to death sets a historical precedent.

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The First Mobile Phone Network for Indigenous Communities in Mexico Is Under Threat

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:39:50 +0000

"This is the only telecommunications service that these communities have, historically they have not been covered...we believe a clear exemption for this type of operator should be in the law."

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Peruvian Human Rights Activist Sees Similarities Between Maduro's Venezuela and Fujimori's Peru

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 10:37:01 +0000

"Dictatorships not only learn but are sophisticated in their methodology."

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Jailed Paraguayan Activists Call Themselves Political Prisoners but the Government Disagrees

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:23:23 +0000

"Liberty, for me, is that all men and women have the possibility of working and living with dignity..."

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Post-Earthquake Tsunami Scare in the Caribbean Region Highlights a Shaky Range of Preparedness

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:46:15 +0000

"I want to know, now what? How will these alerts be communicated to the citizenry that's not on Social Media? This is quite sobering I tell you."

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Netizen Report: Fearful of ‘Fake News’, Lawmakers in France and Brazil Want to Limit Free Speech Before Elections

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:17:07 +0000

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

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A Photo Shows a Boy Watching New Year's Fireworks. Why Do Some Brazilians Assume He's Sad and Poor?

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 23:36:13 +0000

"The people looking at the picture are pre-conditioned to understand that the image of a black person is associated with poverty and abandonment...This pre-condition is structural racism..."

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2017: Another Year of Feminist Counter-Power in Latin America

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 09:17:51 +0000

As women's movements continue to gain ground, 2018 is expected to be a year that sees the growth of many more projects that push for fundamental changes to society.

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Brazil Introduces Tougher Regulations on ‘Fake News’ Ahead of 2018 Elections

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 17:46:13 +0000

A committee with members of the army, the federal police, and the Brazilian Intelligence Agency will monitor and possibly order the blocking of false news reports on social media.

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In 2017, Stories of Resilience, Creativity and Love Were Plentiful

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 11:56:23 +0000

Injustice abounds, but the human spirit is alive, kicking, and as beautiful as ever. Take a look at these highlights of Global Voices' coverage in 2017.

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Difficult Moments, Alleged Negotiations and Protests from the Latest Political Crisis in Peru

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 10:18:43 +0000

References to comic characters and underhanded dealings during Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski failed impeachment process that ended up in ex-President Alberto Fujimori being pardoned has marked recently Peruvian politics.

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Two Salvadoran Theater Productions Explore Themes of Violence and Forced Disappearances

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 08:06:53 +0000

Theater actors and directors devote efforts to understand, denounce and remember a forgotten ramification of violence in El Salvador -- forced disappearances.

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An Indigenous Community in Paraguay Faces One of the Biggest Hydroelectric Dams in the World

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 12:24:55 +0000

'For the Ava Guarani, it's impossible to comply with an agreement that is already broken.'

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