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.

Reelection: an hypocrite democracy or inherited warlordism

Latin America has tried to consolidate its democracy under the principles of the liberal democracies of Europe and the United States run by freedom, equality and general will since its independence from the Spanish metropolis. But undoubtedly politics work different now and in huge proportions.

Venezuela’s future in a couple of pages

“Los retos de la Venezuela del siglo XXI” The first collective published book that approaches the Venezuelan situation as a possible action plan for the crisis.

Painting and drinks becoming “After Office” pastimes in Buenos Aires

After leaving work, many in Buenos Aires are heading out to have a few drinks with their friends and then paint their own work of art, thanks to the new phenomenon of “Paint Night”

Education and technology together for better results

Radical changes are needed in the Colombian educational system , they  must have technology, digitization and connectivity as catalysts of great social changes, since with the elements that work together, we can achieve sustained economic growth, more access to quality education and high levels of schooling, achieve mayor Equity and equality in our society.

A look at life for the gold miners in Peru’s Amazon

Gold miners in Peru’s Amazon jungle face crime, corruption, health hazards and environmental destruction to make a living.

Herbolaria mexicana, vigente desde tiempos ancestrales

Valeriana para el insomnio, ruda para el dolor de estómago y canela para devolver el alma al cuerpo, son las recetas de las abuelas que perduran en la memoria colectiva

Digital communication in indigenous languages: Inclusion or tradition jeopardy

When an indigenous Latin American wants to write an email and has no other way than to do it in Spanish or Portuguese because their native language and writing symbols are not on the computer keyboard. The good and the bad about a digital typography project.

Women social empowerment against economy?

Women emancipation has contributed to reduce the fertility rates in Brazil, a country compounded by 191 million people where Catholicism predominates, abortion is illegal (except in exceptional cases) and where the state has never promoted birth control. 

What’s behind the food banks in Latin America?

Globally, between one-quarter and one-third of the food produced annually for human consumption is lost or wasted. In Latin America and the Caribbean every day up to 348,000 tons of food end up in the trash. 

Latin America studies but doesn’t have jobs

A generation with more and better jobs for young people is a major challenge in Latin America and the Caribbean, where their entry into working life is marked by high rates of unemployment, informality and discouragement.

Racism in Latin America: What’s the cultural cost to pay?

Ironically, Latin America is racist. History ignorance, global influence, causes are endless. Let’s take a look at the price Latin American society pays for racism. 

Violence, democracy and social networks

How does politic work in the 21st century in Latin America?

Meet the bachaqueros

Bachaqueros: the Venezuelans turning to the black market to survive amid shortage. Once one of the world's strongest currencies, the bolivar has been reduced to a nuisance

Homophobia in Latin America: What’s the cultural cost to pay?

Many laws and advances seem to be around the topic, but being realistic, when talking about homophobia in Latin America things are not that kind. Let’s take a look at the price Latin American society pays for homophobia. 

Brazil, the country with less indigenous population

Violence and lack of assistance is turning indigenous communities into victims in Brazil. 

Latin America about justice

The World Justice Project organization said in its index Rule of Law Index ranking of countries where there is more and less confidence in justice.

Noelia, the teacher, has no boundaries

The strong commitment and perseverance were the key for Noelia Garella and for her dreams to be fulfilled. 

Latin America: less poverty, more vulnerability?

World Bank rates of Latin American and the Caribbean poverty fell from 25.5 to 10.8 percent between 2000 and 2014; Did the region made it through?

Formers Mexican addicts making a change

Through sympathy and constant support, rehabilitation centers are spreading in Mexico to help others.

Sexism in Latin America: What’s the cultural cost to pay?

Latin American countries joined for the #Niunamenos campaign in aims to protect women after repeated cases of violence against them. Let’s take advantage of the situation and take a look at the price Latin American society pays for genre inequality. 

Why do Latin Americans and books seem to be incompatibles?

Argentines are the biggest readers of books in the region, Chilean and Peruvian read magazines and newspapers, respectively; but all of them, read more because of a need than by the pleasure of just reading.

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