#Latin America

  • Article: Violence Against Women and Girls Is Up Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean Due to COVID-19

    Violence Against Women and Girls Is Up Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean Due to COVID-19

    By Leah Rodriguez|June 24, 2020

    Plan International USA released data that shows domestic violence complaints are rising. Read more

  • Article: Indigenous Communities and Green Groups Unite to Protect Forests in Latin America

    Indigenous Communities and Green Groups Unite to Protect Forests in Latin America

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Dec. 13, 2019

    Forest communities are coming together to find ways to more effectively prevent deforestation. Read more

  • Article: More Women Cabinet Ministers Are Helping Remake Rwandan Policy

    More Women Cabinet Ministers Are Helping Remake Rwandan Policy

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Nov. 12, 2019

    “Now that your numbers are increasing in these positions, why don’t you use that?” Read more

  • Feature: The Latin American Foto Festival Is a Stunning Window Into the Region's Diverse Cultures

    The Latin American Foto Festival Is a Stunning Window Into the Region's Diverse Cultures

    By Olivia Kestin  and  Erica Sanchez|July 17, 2019

    The second edition of the annual photography exhibition is on display through July 21. Read more

  • Article: 4 Women Are Killed Every Day in Brazil as Femicide Persists

    4 Women Are Killed Every Day in Brazil as Femicide Persists

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sophie Maes|Feb. 5, 2019

    Women living in poverty or belonging to marginalized groups are at highest risk of violence. Read more

  • Article: Uruguay Guarantees Trans Rights With Historic Legislation

    Uruguay Guarantees Trans Rights With Historic Legislation

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Joanna Prisco|Oct. 25, 2018

    The vote comes just as the US attempts to roll back protections for the trans community. Read more

  • Article: What Mexico's New President-Elect Means for Poverty and Inequality

    What Mexico's New President-Elect Means for Poverty and Inequality

    By Joe McCarthy|July 2, 2018

    He has the opportunity to reshape the country. Read more

  • Article: Scientists Are Racing Against Time to Stop Bananas From Being 'Wiped Out'

    Scientists Are Racing Against Time to Stop Bananas From Being 'Wiped Out'

    By Imogen Calderwood  and  Erica Sanchez|June 18, 2018

    We've become completely reliant on one type of banana. Now a disease could lead to its extinction. Read more