Latin America
Machismo, Violence and Impunity

Machismo, Violence and Impunity

Last month, women around the world celebrated International Women’s Day with outdoor concerts, film screenings and poetry readings. However, in Latin America, women were not feeling very celebratory. Thousands flooded into the streets of Brazil, Peru and Argentina in support of the International Women’s Day Strike to rally against gender-based violence, street harassment and income...
Quo vadis Venezuela? The chronicles of a crisis

Quo vadis Venezuela? The chronicles of a crisis

The atmosphere in the streets of Caracas must be tense: people queue for hours at supermarkets to buy basic needs such as oil or medicine. Mothers are desperately looking for milk powder, as the food shortage makes it impossible for many to feed a baby. Even the maize flour for arepas, the country’s favourite dish,...