Chiribiquete National Natural Park and the
Serranía de la Lindosa buffer zone feature many flat-topped mountains known as Tepuyes.
Local communities and national authorities are working to develop sustainable tourism in Colombia’s Chiribiquete National Natural Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2018.
Winds of change in Brazil, or an ill breeze?
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Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is ahead in the polls. But will his authoritarian rival, incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro, accept the result if he loses?
Pastor Silas Malafaia, second from left, prays alongside President Jair Bolsonaro, far left, at the Assembly of God Victory in Christ Church in Rio de Janeiro.
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Trump and Bolsonaro use religion in similar ways, but there are key differences between the two countries’ evangelical communities – and politics.
German Bishop Georg Bätzing talks with members of various Catholic youth organizations holding up umbrellas reading “Consecration for All” and “Jesus had two fathers.”
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The Catholic Church’s membership numbers are growing fastest outside Europe and the Americas, and Catholics’ priorities look very different across the world.
‘Latine’ is much more adaptable to the Spanish language.
Some Spanish-speaking activists are already using a different gender-inclusive term that could be a better replacement for Latino or Latina.
Polling suggests that white and Black Americans are coming from different positions on discrimination.
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Researchers found political partisanship is a significant factor in determining perceptions of discrimination against different racial groups.
Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, is a notorious Covid-sceptic.
Research confirms that Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, bears heavy responsibility for the death toll in his country, at every wave of the pandemic.
The US president was hoping that the gathering of Latin American leaders would present a united front of migrants. But several key players were absent.
Migrants from Latin America are traveling through Mexico as part of a caravan heading to the U.S.
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The US is convening Latin American countries in Los Angeles this week to discuss major regional issues. An expert explains 3 key things to know about one top concern – migration.
Spanish musicians are increasingly producing reggaetón music while ignoring the colonial history of Spain and South America and also erasing its Black roots in the process
Armed Salvadoran soldiers, following presidential orders, surrounded lawmakers in 2020.
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For the commitment to democracy to regain strength across the Americas, citizens need to become more confident in the integrity of their elections and their elected officials.
Disappeared: relatives protest at the headquarters of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Bogota, Colombia, August 2021.
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Researchers are using modern forensic techniques to find the bodies of victims of civil conflict in Latin America.
The graffiti on the building reads, ‘The rich abort, the poor die.’
As debates about abortion heat up in the U.S. once again, we need to pay attention to the hard-fought struggles over abortion in other nations where religion plays a key role in politics and public life.
A Mayan spiritual guide arranges crosses, marked with the names of people who died in the nation’s civil war, in a circle in preparation for a ceremony marking the National Day of Dignity for the Victims of Armed Internal Conflict. Guatemalans annually honor the victims of the 36-year civil war that ended in 1996 on Feb. 25.
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Twenty-five years after the signing of a peace accord that ended a 36-year civil war, Guatemala is still struggling with violence and corruption.
Activists in Uruguay took part in global marches against gender-based violence.
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Latin American activists have made important contributions to the movement against gender-based violence. Their impact has been significant within global feminist movements.
Waiting for SCOTUS: pro-choice activists outside the US Supreme Court on November 1.
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Plus, a forensic scientist explains how he uncovered the mysteries behind deadly lightning strikes. Listen to The Conversation Weekly.
A climate measuring station in Chile’s Atacama desert.
This hardy desert plant lives in the hostile Atacama Desert in Chile by sucking moisture out of passing fog. As water resources become ever more scarce, humans could follow suit.
An empty school classroom in Uganda.
School closures have immediate and long-term effects on students, both emotionally and economically. They will also have a ripple effect on a country and on income inequality.
Nicaragua’s power couple, Vice President Rosario Murillo and husband President Daniel Ortega.
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The rule of Daniel Ortega has become increasingly authoritarian. Sanctions and repression could destabilize the region and result in increased numbers of refugees.
Once a revolutionary: Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega appears to want to stop at nothing to retain power.
Once a Sandinista revolutionary, Ortega’s oppressive neoliberal regime now imprisons opponents and raids newspaper offices.