Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva receives the presidential sash from Aline Sousa, a 33-year-old collector of recyclable materials.
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Collectors of recyclable materials are omnipresent in developing countries such as Brazil, and their work has long been a critical part of waste management, disposal, and recycling.
Jimmy Carter answered reporters’ election-monitoring questions in Caracas, Venezuela, May 29, 2004.
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A former staffer with The Carter Center saw how Jimmy Carter’s efforts to bring democracy to Latin America improved conditions, prevented bloodshed and saved lives.
Mexican soldiers stand guard near during the arrest of Joaquin Ovidio Guzman in Culiacan, Mexico, in January 2023.
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Mexico’s crime epidemic continues to worsen, as poverty and inequality also grow in the country.
A Venezuelan migrant child cries after the police told his family to break up a camp they had set up on the seashore in El Morro, a neighbourhood of Iquique, Chile, in December 2021.
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Increasing fears about crime in Chile can be attributed to the recent influx of immigrants, but research shows those concerns aren’t based in reality.
More than 50 Peruvians have died in rioting as the South America country faces a severe constitutional crisis.
A movement on the march.
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Thousands of demonstrators have descended on Lima amid violent clashes with police. The protest movement could be taking cues from earlier mobilizations in neighboring Bolivia.
Actor Ricardo Darín, left, and director Santiago Mitre pose at the Golden Globe Awards after “Argentina, 1985” won Best Motion Picture in a Non-English Language.
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Several films have portrayed violence and fear under Argentina’s most recent dictatorship, but the Oscar-nominated ‘Argentina, 1985’ is the first to explore the trial that brought junta leaders to justice.
Held aloft as the embodiment of the beautiful game.
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The Brazilian soccer great died on Dec. 29, 2022, at the age of 82. His record as a goal-scorer – and the delight he gave millions – means he will go down as one of the greatest.
Votes aplenty in 2023.
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Zimbabwe, Turkey, Argentina, Pakistan and Nigeria all have presidential or general elections in 2023.
A woman prays in front of a statue of the martyred Catholic archbishop of El Salvador, Oscar Romero, known for his embrace of liberation theology.
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The influential movement, which is still controversial both inside and outside Catholicism, must be understood in the context of Latin American history.
Clashes on the streets of Peru.
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Peru now has its sixth president in just five years. An expert on Latin American politics explores the country’s political instability and what happens next.
Canada’s Latinx community is growing fast. That signals a greater need for Latinx studies at Canadian universities.
As Latin American communities continue to grow, universities must teach students about Latin America and Latinx communities in interdisciplinary ways.
A closer alliance between the US and Latin America could bring political and economic benefits for both.
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With Russia building new partnerships to gain support for its war, the US should re-engage with allies in its backyard, experts say.
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, arguing it’s a better replacement for Latinx.
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.