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Stories about Latin America

24 January 2015

Another Day, Another Violent Police Crackdown Against Protesters in Brazil

Military police are accused of violently suppressing a protest against publication transportation fare hikes in Sao Paulo.

23 January 2015

Once Again, Mexicans Will Have a Starring Role at the Oscars

Birdman and La Parka are movies with Mexican talent that are nominated at the Oscars. González Iñárritu y Lubezki are after the award, as well as Serra Argüello from Nicaragua.

22 January 2015

A Musical Feast: Puerto Rico Indie's List of the Best 14 Albums of 2014

Although 2014 ended almost one month ago, it is never too late to enjoy the blog Puerto Rico Indie's service to curious ears.

17 January 2015

Colombia's New Minimum Wage Generates Minimum Enthusiasm

On December 30, 2014, Colombia's government raised the minimum wage by 4.6 percent to 644,350 Colombian pesos ($273). On social media, the disappointment of many has been palpable.

Outrage in Colombia over ‘Little Miss Thong’ Child Beauty Pageant

In a controversial Colombian beauty pageant known as "Little Miss Thong," participants, sponsored by the local city hall, are bikini-wearing girls as young a six-years-old.

16 January 2015

This Newspaper's Headlines Have Become Too Much for Many Readers in Venezuela

Últimas Noticas' January 12 front page mobilized Twitter users this week, when readers decided the newspaper's political bias has gone too far.

Déjà Vu in Brazil as Police Crack Down on Protests Against Public Transportation Fare Hikes

January 2015 already resembles June 2013: hikes in transport fares in different Brazilian cities have sent hundreds of people into the streets, only to be met with police violence.

13 January 2015

Chile's YouTube Viral Sensation: Woki Toki

While its audiovisuals are produced with professional quality, the YouTube channel owes much of its popularity to videos that capture conversations and typical settings in contemporary Chile.

Stories We Told About Latin America in 2014

2014 was the year in which the US and Cuba announced a historic thaw in relations, Brazil hosted the World Cup, and the Ayotzinapa tragedy shocked Mexico and the world.

10 January 2015

Is Panama Still a ‘Melting Pot'?

With Facebook groups and discussions on other citizen media outlets, Panamanians search for ways to understand and react to the challenges that come with immigration from its neighboring countries.

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