Category: Southern Cone

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 >

Indigenous Land Rights at Stake in Brazil Supreme Court Case

INDIGENOUS TERRITORY LAKLÃNÕ AND SÃO PAULO– A court judgment that will shape the future of Indigenous land demarcations across Brazil has become a battleground between defenders of native communities and […] Read More >

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 >