Latin America

Latin America

A Mud Road to Peru

“Here in Ecuador,” he continued. “We have more corruption than we have money. That’s the truth and that’s why life is so expensive for the rest of us, those of us without brothers in the government.” After so many years of injustice, faith can sometimes feel like a foreign language in Latin America. GSDM Latin America Editor Diego Cupolo's travel diary.

Latinos in London: Pride, not Prejudice

Discrimination has been described by Latin Americans as a severe issue – over 70% feel it holds them back in their day to day lives. Colombian women in particular have expressed anger over the prejudices held towards them; “as soon as we say we are from Colombia, people immediately associate us with prostitutes, and do not respect us,” complains Alba.

What do children play in the Colombian conflict?

By LAURA D. ORTIZ/GSDM  According to the Happy Planet Index in 2012, Colombia is positioned as the 3rd happiest country in the world. The HPI results, that...

Cuatro Nicas: A Photo Essay on Life in Post-War Nicaragua

Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere. The governing political party, Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional(FSLN), was brought to power after overthrowing longtime dictator Anastasio Somoza...

Story of a Rural Bolivian University

    By RACHEL SATTERLEE A university on the eastern slopes of the Andes in rural Bolivia is providing an avenue for students to obtain professional skills...

Honduras: Violence, repression and impunity capital of the world

There is no end in sight to violence and repression in Honduras. There is no end in sight to the impunity and corruption with...

Conga Mining Project in Peru: Are Legality And Viability Enough?

“Conga will go ahead with or without social license” – announced Peru's Prime Minister in early June, after more than a year of...

Climate Change and Gender Inequality in Bolivia: Why We Need Sustainable Development

June 2012 saw the convergence of world leaders, powerful participants of world governments, agents of the private sector, and non-governmental organizations at the United...

LGBT Rights in Argentina: A Model for Latin America

For a country synonymous with a culture of machismo, gauchos (cowboys) and a dance deeply rooted in traditional male-female dominant- submissive roles, the tango, Argentina is surprisingly leading the way for gender and sexual equality or LGBT rights in Latin America.

Teaching Failed States to Function

In recent years, international relations experts have debated the question of nation building - the process of constructing a functioning state that involves the...