Brazil's men helped to become better fathers to reduce gender violence

The project seems to be working. At the start, 75% of male participants said men’s responsibilities included childcare, by the end, 100% agreed.

Common risk for Latin America

Corruption, criminality, economic uncertainty, weariness of political parties and class, and dangerous failures in public institutions outline the future of Latin America.

Dominican Republic female population stands up

Abortion was decriminalized in February 2014, however, the Supreme Court recently decided to reinstate the absolute criminal prohibition of abortion, dating from the nineteenth century. In addition, homosexual marriage is not allowed and has not created any law that protects the situation of the LGTB collective.

Internet going further

According to the country's constitution, Bolivia's 37 languages are recognized as official. However, although this linguistic diversity can be observed daily, this is not reflected on the Internet, where Spanish is still the dominant language.

How does Christmas look like for Mayos and Yaquis?

In Sonora, only the Yaqui and May indigenous groups, from the eight original ethnic groups, perform rituals for the celebration of Christmas, because they are the ones that had the greatest impact from Catholicism.

Argentina fights prostitution

Ten transsexuals slammed prostitution in the Argentine city of La Plata by setting up the first hairdressing salon that fights discrimination against their community in the southern country.

Brazil budget cuts put uncontacted Amazon tribe at risk

Tribe, who fired arrows at helicopter photographing them, also face threat from proposed change to land laws, says group

Aymara women using radio to raise awareness of children’s disabilities

The radio program is a way to contribute to society and, at the same time, to get the authorities to pay attention to the plight of disabled people.

2016 didn’t change for sports in Colombia

Rio was the chance for the country to reckon the potential in its athletes, some changes have been made with the years but there is still a lot to be enhanced.

Unemployment and informal work explain the Latin American situation

Compared with other regions of the world, the Latin American private sector, that employs the majority of workers in the region, does not generate enough quality jobs.

Colombia’s senate approves referendum on gay adoption ban

A bill that seeks a referendum to ban adoption by same-sex couples and singles passed through Colombia’s Senate on last Tuesday.

Christmas around Latin America

Preparing the Christmas tree, decorating houses with special lights, and expecting a Santa Claus and interchangeable gifts are customs inherited from Western culture that Latin America shares, but each region has made this celebration its own.

Latin American women of the future: numbers speak

In Latin America and the Caribbean, almost 20% of adolescent women are married or live in pairs, in some cases often forced as the rates show the balance for 2016.

Uruguay: The secret of success

Uruguay became the best Latin American country in the world ranking of technological development indexes prepared by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in its report for 2016.

Patriotism statements: Political manipulation

Manipulation of some social aspects of Latin American countries, like history, geopolitics or anthropology facts through politic, religious or philosophical judgements, is on the edge of patriotism and political convenience.  

Many Venezuelans are migrating to Colombia.

Gustavo Cruz, a Venezuelan who runs a restaurant with his father in the Colombian capital Bogotá, says there’s a boom of Venezuelan areperas in the city.

Bogotá Christmas: Key holiday dates

Get hyped for the holiday season with this guide to celebrating like a Colombian.

Brazil’s Chapeco to name plaza after Colombia’s Medellin

Brazail’s Chapeco will build a memorial to the victims of a plane crash in Colombia that killed almost its entire soccer team, and will name a plaza after Medellin in a display of appreciation for the city’s heart-warming response to the tragedy.

Threaten Education

Nearly 4 out of 10 of the Latin American students do not finish high school, numbers offered by GRADUATE XXI, a movement promoted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that seeks to combat the crisis of school dropout in Latin America.  

Fidel Castro is dead, but Cubans want some of his policies to continue

Cubans have a special term: “tranquilidad social,” which means something like “social peace” but also law and order, a rare thing in a region with some of the highest crime rates in the world.

Colombia’s Medellin sends love to Brazil’s Chapeco in massive display of soccer solidarity

Medellin‘s stadium proved too small to shelter the tens of thousands of Colombians who had flocked there in an extraordinary display of solidarity with Brazil’s Chapeco, the city of the Chapecoense soccer team.

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