News

  • November News 2020

    Currently @ LATINNO In November, Latin America witnessed several disruptive political and social events. In Peru, the impeachment of ex-President Martín Vizcarra resulted in an institutional crisis that led to massive protests, forcing the immediate resignation of Manuel Merino as interim President. In Guatemala, cuts in the budget law led demonstrators to set fire in the Congress and demand the resignation of the president. In Brazil, the murder of Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas -a black man who ...

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  • October News 2020

    Currently @ LATINNO Significant political events took place in Latin America this past month. In Bolivia, presidential elections were held almost one year after Evo Morales was forced by the military to resign as President of Bolivia. The Movement Toward Socialism (Span. Movimiento al Socialismo) made a political comeback after the smashing victory of its candidate, Luis Arce, who won 55% of the votes against his rivals. In Chile, on Sunday 25th, a national referendum was held to vote ...

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  • September News 2020

    Currently @ LATINNO Access to employment and economic opportunities continue to be limited for vulnerable and minority groups in Latin America. Factors such as race, gender, ethnicity and socio-economic background remain significant determinants that limit the access of certain groups to formal labor markets. Together with other factors, this derives in the expansion of informal employment, which -according to the OECD- continues to be one of Latin America’s most persistent challenges as it increases precarious conditions for ...

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  • August News 2020

    Currently @ LATINNO Increasing death numbers by Covid-19 have put the Americas under the international spotlight. In Latin America, Brazil and Mexico lead the number of deaths, and five countries in the region are listed in the global top 10 countries with most registered cases. According to the UN’s latest report on the impact of COVID-19 in Latin American and the Caribbean and the ECLAC's report on the economic impact of coronavirus disease, the current pandemic will have significant economic, ...

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  • July News 2020

    Currently @ LATINNO Every year, during #PrideMonth, we commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots and their importance in the promotion and defense of the LGBTI+ rights worldwide. And even though this year most events and parades have been canceled, millions of people are celebrating the victories of the community in terms of decriminalization laws, recognition of same-sex marriage and adoption. These initiatives and spaces also contribute to collectively voice the many challenges that the community still faces and to ...

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  • Special Newsletter: COVID-19

    LATINNOxCOVID-19 ¿Cuál ha sido la respuesta de la ciudadanía de América Latina a la actual pandemia? En LATINNO nos propusimos responder esta pregunta y realizamos un mapeo exhaustivo de las iniciativas ciudadanas y participativas implementadas en 18 países de América Latina desde que la pandemia se desatara.  #LATINNOxCOVID19 es una compilación de proyectos, campañas e ideas llevadas adelante por la ciudadanía, organizaciones de sociedad civil, cooperación internacional, sector privado y gobierno, que tienen como objetivo articular ...

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  • June News 2020

    Currently @ LATINNO The death of George Floyd under Minneapolis’ police custody on May 25 detonated massive anti-racism protests in the United States and throughout the globe. As the number of demonstrators continues to grow, their message of police reform and justice for the countless victims of racism has resonated in many parts of the world.  In Latin America, the images of the protests and powerful messages in social media have inspired activists and citizens to organize ...

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  • May News 2020

    Currently @ LATINNO On May 3rd the World Press Freedom Day was celebrated, reminding us of the importance of serious, grounded and free journalism, and to pay respect to media workers that have been persecuted or killed for doing their jobs. While the current pandemic situation restricted the organization of protests and mobilizations, social media campaigns were initiated to create awareness on the importance of press independence and freedom. Latin America represents one of the most hostile ...

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  • April News 2020

    Currently @ LATINNO The Covid-19 global pandemic continues under the international spotlight. While cases in Europe are beginning to stabilize, the Covid-19 spread is rapidly increasing in Latin America, where the effects of the virus can be particularly devastating as fragile health systems raise doubts on the preparedness to battle the pandemic.   While some Latin American governments have pushed the adoption of temporary lockdowns to reduce the infection rates, the region’s dependency on informal economy ...

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  • March News 2020

    Currently @ LATINNO On March 8th International Women’s Day is commemorated around the world as a symbolic date to increase visibility on topics of gender equality and women’s rights. In Latin America, massive mobilizations were organized by feminist groups to protest against the increasing femicide rates in the region and the lack of comprehensive policies focused on improving women’s quality of life. But March was further marked by the outbreak of the Covid-19 global pandemic, which has pushed ...

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