Friday, August 19, 2022

Voz

The Voz series brings long-read articles sharing first-hand experiences and expert analysis from our partners in Latin America – activists and campaigners, artists, journalists and academics. We hope their testimonies and commentary will help broaden our understanding of the region, and through it, the world.

Xiomara Castro, candidata a la presidencia del país por el Partido Libre, durante la caravana de cierre de su candidatura para las elecciones primarias de su partido en marzo de 2021. De resultar ganadora en las elecciones generales del 28 de noviembre, Xiomara Castro se convertiría en la primera mujer en ser presidenta. Tegucigalpa, 7 de marzo de 2021. Foto: Martín Cálix.

Voz IIII | Xiomara Castro: the first 100 days

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When Honduras’ first female president Xiomara Castro rose to power under a feminist agenda, women all over the country were filled with hope. But a hundred days into her government, with not a single change introduced that benefits women, pressure is mounting for Castro to fulfil her promises.
Voz crossed off the map shafik meghji latin america bureau

Voz III | Crossed Off The Map: Travels in Bolivia

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Blending travel writing, history and reportage, Crossed Off The Map journeys from the Andes to the Amazon to explore Bolivia’s turbulent past and contemporary challenges.
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Voz II | Saving Lives in Secret: The Medical Mission of...

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When anti-government protests erupted in Colombia in April, the neighbourhood of Siloé in Cali quickly became an epicentre of resistance. Our guest writer, Jahfrann, was there with the medical mission "ESCONDIDA". He describes a nightmarish scene in which the instinct to preserve life is driven underground by state repression.

Hambre de justicia

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La lucha por una nueva constitución, contada por una joven candidata constituyente que sufrió un trauma ocular a manos de carabineros durante el estallido social.

Voz I | Hunger for Justice

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This is the first issue of Voz, LAB’s new series of guest-written quarterly dispatches, available exclusively to patrons (paid subscribers). Natalia addresses poverty and inequality under Pinochet’s lasting neoliberal economic model, the student uprisings that led to the estallido social, her traumatic eye injury and her political beginnings.

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