Latin America now has about 6 million COVID-19 cases – 30% of the global total. But some cities have fared much worse than others, largely due to the quality of government and community responses.
Latin American history shows that sending out troops to quell unrest is a perilous move even in strong democracies. Usually, protesters die. Sometimes, the end result is authoritarianism rule.
There are many more ways to elect a president than the US method – and several alternatives beyond the popular vote.
Ferdinand Magellan coined the fantasy-inspired term “Patagonians” to describe the indigenous peoples he met. It gave rise to the region’s name.
Labour can use networks to create public pressure to protect workers’ rights.
As Chile’s central mountain region warms, guanacos are wandering into trouble.
Negro Matapacos became famous in Chile in 2011 for joining student protests. His image has now popped up around the world.
All those democracy protests in South America may be having some unintended consequences.
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A Chilean feminist anthem is being sung across the world in protest at violence against women.
As protests raged across Chile last month, President Piñera repeatedly addressed the nation. Researchers fed his speeches into an AI system to assess the emotions behind his words.
People get angry far more often than they rebel. And rebellions rarely become revolutions. An expert on the French Revolution explains why today’s protest movements are different.
To quell weeks of protest over extreme inequality, Chile’s president has agreed to rewrite the country’s constitution, passed in 1980 under the deadly military regime of Augusto Pinochet.
From Chile to Lebanon and Iraq to Hong Kong, the same masks have become a common language to register dissent.
In the last century, several South American countries faced coups, military dictatorships and social uprisings. Despite economic improvements in recent years, the continent remains mired in unrest.
Unresolved legacies of the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet are driving anger at the cost of living in Chile.
Progressives are leading in the presidential elections of Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia, bucking the region’s recent rightward trend. But there are lessons in the failures of leftists past.
Citing national security, Ecuador, Peru and Chile have all made it harder for Venezuelan migrants to enter the country, and xenophobia is rising across the region – even in more welcoming Colombia.
The first truth commission to research lynchings has been established in Maryland. It has the potential to educate the public about and support racial reconciliation. But it also faces obstacles.
The first mummy was wrapped up about 7,000 years ago, and it was from South America.