Category: Southern Cone

From Rebel Teas to Marching Bands: A Year of Protest Culture in Chile

ANTOFAGASTA – Raúl “Lito” Naverrete took a step back to evaluate the progress. More than a dozen volunteers showed up to help restore a community mural celebrating elements of the […] Read More >

Argentina Human Rights Emblem Seeks Entry to UNESCO World Heritage List

BUENOS AIRES—Flights arriving to Buenos Aires from the north careen over the gray immensity of De La Plata River. Just before reaching the skyscrapers of the Argentinian capital, they are […] Read More >

In Rio de Janeiro, Civil Society Fights COVID-19

RIO DE JANEIRO—The coronavirus pandemic has already affected the lives of millions of people around the world. Brazil is no exception. In Rio de Janeiro, the coronavirus pandemic worsened social […] Read More >

Pandemic Intensifies Hardships for Brazilian Indigenous Communities

The coronavirus has affected Indigenous communities in every part of Brazil, according to a recent report by the Indigenous advocacy group Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB). As of […] Read More >

Coronavirus Cases Rise in Brazil’s Overcrowded Prisons

By Bruna Lima and Isabelle Xavier RIO DE JANEIRO— Efforts to prevent the novel coronavirus from entering the Brazilian prison system failed. Now, health workers are struggling to prevent mass […] Read More >

Kayapó Leader Dies of COVID-19 in Brazil

This article was co-published with NACLA. CURITIBA—After a 10-day battle with COVID-19, Kayapó leader Paulinho Paiakan died on Wednesday, June 17 at Araguaia Regional Hospital in Pará, Brazil. Bep’kororoti Payakan, […] Read More >

Community Kitchens Sustain Argentina’s Working-Class Neighborhoods

BUENOS AIRES—When Mirta Otero answers the phone, her tone is reserved, less cheerful than usual. She says that she has contracted the coronavirus and is now one of the many […] Read More >

Uruguay Quietly Beats Coronavirus, Distinguishing Itself from its South American Neighbors

This article is re-published from The Conversation. Latin America is the world’s new coronavirus epicenter, but Uruguay – a small South American nation of 3.5 million people – has so […] Read More >

Survivors Recount Sexual Violence During Paraguay Dictatorship

This story was originally published by VICE en Español, and is translated to English for the first time on Latin Dispatch. Trigger warning: This article includes references to sexual violence […] Read More >

Deaths of Elders to COVID-19 Cause Irreparable Loss in Amazon Communities

This article is re-published from Mongabay under Creative Commons. Alessandra Korap’s voice breaks when she lists five Munduruku indigenous elders living along the Tapajós River, a tributary of the Amazon. […] Read More >