Category: Southern Cone

The Next Deadly Virus Could Start in the Amazon, Brazilian Scientists Warn

How is an infectious disease born? That is the question that set Joel Henrique Ellwanger on the path of studying emerging diseases in his home country of Brazil. As Ellwanger […] Read More >

In Argentina, the Next Generation Finds Its Voice

This article is republished from NACLA. BUENOS AIRES—“How scared you are of a girl, you chicken shits,” tweeted Ofelia Fernández the day her trolls took it to a new level. […] Read More >

Guaraní Mbya Win Reprieve From Deforestation

SÃO PAULO—“They just started cutting. We woke up with the sound of the weeping trees,” says Wera Mirim, a Guarani Mbya leader. On January 31st, one of the biggest construction […] Read More >

The Long Shadow of Argentina’s Shale Boom

NEUQUÉN, Argentina— The Vaca Muerta region of Argentina is the promised land of unconventional oil and gas production. But as the shale industry struggles amidst the market crash, the social […] Read More >

Argentinian Scientists Promote Cooperation and Conservation in Antarctica

BUENOS AIRES— Every morning in Antarctica, Argentinian paleontologist María Eugenia Raffi and her team ate breakfast by the Weddell Sea, while the temperature was far below zero. The small team […] Read More >

The Murder of a Peruvian Immigrant in Argentina Goes Unpunished

ROSARIO, Argentina—It all happened in a matter of seconds. There was a power outage and the street was dark. A man leapt out of a car and lunged at a […] Read More >

Attacks on Brazilian Press Increase Under Bolsonaro

SÃO PAULO— The coronavirus outbreak in Brazil has already claimed 201 lives. But as the pandemic intensifies in Latin America’s most populous country, President Jair Bolsonaro discredits the journalists working […] Read More >

Favela Residents Brace for Coronavirus Impacts

RIO DE JANEIRO-  Two of the most important steps to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus are washing your hands and practicing social distancing. But for Brazil’s poorest, following […] Read More >

Decades After Argentina’s Dictatorship, the Abuelas Continue Reuniting Families

This story was co-published with NACLA. Due to the coronavirus,  this year is the first time since 1983 that the Abuelas and Madres of Plaza de Mayo won’t march on […] Read More >

Bringing Christ and Coronavirus: Evangelicals to Contact Amazon Indigenous

This article was originally published by Mongabay. Ethnos360, an evangelical Christian missionary group, is embarking on a controversial new project, just as the coronavirus begins spreading widely in Brazil. The […] Read More >