Issues in Latin America
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|Several demonstrations are happening in the country right now, people are protesting against the government after the country started to fall apart because of the health, social and economic crisis. The police and protesters clashed in the streets after the anger increased in the population due to the lack of response to Covid-19, forcing the resignation of the top health official.|
|what is happening, thread|
|New York Times, article|
|the situation, thread|
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corruption, feminicides, extreme police violence, human traffic, drugs traffic, gangs, relations with the US, environmental problems, indigenous peoples violations and more have been going in Mexico for a long time and we have to at least inform ourselves of what's going on.
On May 3rd, during the night, the metro in Mexico City fell, the damage started with a fire, that killed a person and stoped the opperation in at least 12 lines. The subway was already in bad conditions, back in 2017 some experts and managers urged that there must be an inversion of 1.500 dollars in order to improve the infrastructure after the earthquake, but the inversion was never made, causing that yesterday, May 3rd 2021, the Linea 12 collapsed, killing 23 people, tons more are injured.
Another important issue in Mexico right now is the drought and lack of water in the country. at least 15 states are about to lose their water, getting everyday nearer to the so-called "Day Zero", rain season is over so the possibilities of the drought are higher.
feminicides in Mexico carrd
Mexico needs you carrd
ways to help Mexico carrd
¿porque la CNDH fue tomada por mujeres? thread
think about this: a Mexican explains Mexico's situation
thread in spanish: the situation in méxico
NY times article
the drought: el financiero article, Spanish
the socio-political, humanitarian and economic crisis is making it impossible for Venezuelans to live a dignifying life. Some had left the country, some others are struggling everyday. Since 2010, one of the most important countries in South America has collapsed, with the trigger of democracy, the daily violation of human rights, the hyperinflation, no freedom of expression, the lack of opportunities and some other situations, Venezuela needs help.
Thread: the situation
READ IF YOU WANNA HELP VENEZUELA
Venezuela is starving project
Timeline of the crisis
Venezuelan Crisis Carrd
Lineas de atención para venezolanos en Colombia, #somospanas
Venezuelans go found me
playas de falcón
Crisis in Venezuela Carrd
the strikes started when the government introduced a plan for a tax reform that could affect huge things in Colombians daily lives, it's important to notice that we are in the middle of a pandemic and this will make access to a lot of things more difficult for the people in a country already in economic crisis. Colombians, reacting to these piece of news and several other situations that have been tormenting the country for a long time, including police brutality, the killing of social leaders, non-fulfilment of the peace agreement, non-access to labour opportunities and conditions, bad management of the pandemic, bad management of the health resources, hunger and others, took the streets to raise their voices against the issues. the president announced that he will take down the tax reform but people are still on the streets, still wanting and needing to be heard, raising the voices of the people that have been silenced until today.
Colombian armed conflict carrd
situación en Colombia card, in spanish
what's happening with bombing and children? thread
why will Colombians go out to protest from this APRIL 28? thread in English
thread with info in English
What is Happening, thread
what is happening
Colombian information carrd
Covid-19 pandemic has shown the problems in education access, health services and access and the lack of access to internet, Peru needs your help.
Peru's situation carrd
|Since the vaccines againts COVID-19 program started, only 0.9 of every 100 inhabitants have received the vaccine. There is a problem with transparency and inefficiency in the administration of the vaccines. the media is silent about the issue. On the other hand, fires have been resported in some protected areas.|
|instagram video in spanish|
|fires, thread in spanish|
|In Costa Rica, some of the current problems that populations are facing are: the usage of media to condemn people protesting, the penalty fee on transportation, an aggressive tax reform, corruption, feminicides, and the weakness in the health system to fave the pandemic. There are no guarantees for the people that are defending their right to protest. One of the most important issues is the possibility of the creation of a minister that does not take into account the power division in the Country.|
|check more about the situation in this carrd, Spanish|
|Since February, some cases of abuse against minors in protection houses financed by the State have been coming to the ears of the citizens, revealing the poor conditions in which the children are living in such centres. The government claimed they would investigate.|
|article in Spanish|
|Due to the conditions in the island, people are protesting in large numbers, the repression in such protest has been huge, some has been arrested even killed by the police. the situation in Cuba is not often seen. Non-profit organization "Friends Of Caritas" help Cuban children in need and other vulnerable population in the island through donations, you can read more and donate in the last link.|
|Cuban Issues Carrd|
|Non-profit organization Friends Of Caritas|
In Argentina, a woman dies from femicide every 31 hours. These statistics increase annually, for example, this year femicides increased 15% compared to last year. There is a gender emergency.
On the other hand, there have been some issues in the vaccination against COVID-19, such as the so called "VIP vaccinated".
Part of the population, as environmental organisations and social organisations, has raised their concern on the project proposed by the government regarding the production of pork meat that seeks to make the country a huge producer of pork meat rising questions on deforestation and water usage,
For more information on the Patagonia fires, check out the last two link.
what’s happening in argentina’s paraná delta?
thread: what is happening in Argentina
feminicides, article in Spanish
pork meat project explained, in Spanish
Patagonia, thread in Spanish
Patagonia, thread in English