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


political instability, protests, crisis, irregularities in democratic processes: a record of political issues. the situation is complicated and difficult to understand, there are tons of misinformation. Bolivian's voices needs to be listened, please share the following information.
what happened in Bolivia, thread in Spanish
what's happening in Bolivia, thread


Ecuador is facing several issues including feminicides, an increasing number of hired killings, corruption and a known crisis in the public health system. There have been 23 cases of femicides registered in the first three months of 2021. Women are disappearing and there are not people talking about it.
what is happening in Ecuador thread in english
thread of threads about Ecuador, in Spanish
what's happening in ecuador? thread, spanish


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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.

Mexico carrd
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
The Collapse
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
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


[Picture by Susana Hidalgo]

Since October 2019, the economic crisis, the lack of jobs, the violence against indigenous communities, the police brutality, the feminicides, the student crisis, and more are things that needs to be talked about. Chile is an example for the region, the protest in December raised questions on Human Rights safety and started a wave of protests in the region. We owe you tons chileans, and to help you all we need to talk about it.

what's happening with the Mapuches
Chile woke up carrd
Fuerza Chile Carrd
thread of carrds of what's happening in Chile


The change of government changed Brazil too. the government has not deal with COVID-19 because the president does not believe in it, taking that information into account, the president refused 11 offers for vaccines, the virus has been called a biological warfare by the government. On the other hand, the government is triggering the rights of indigenous populations to help the mining and energy industries. Also, at least 25 people have been killed in a violent police raid in a favela while combating the gang "Red Command", becoming one of the deadliest shootings in Rio. The violent operations of the police are common in the city.

BLM Brazil
BLM Brazil carrd
protect indigenous rights during the pandemic
what's happening in Brazil, thread
Article: Brazil shocked by warlike police raid that leaves 25 dead in Rio de Janeiro favela


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.

help peru
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

El Salvador

May 2, 2020. The Legisative Assembly of El Salvador took the decision to dismiss the magistrates of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice on its own. Due to this actions, President Nayin Bukele, has been accused of a soft-coup.
UN Human Rights pronunciation
¿qué sucedió ese día? thread in Spanish
BBC news article, spanish
thread in English
thread of infographics, Spanish
hilo informativo, Spanish

Costa Rica

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


15 years of dictatorship, corruption, unlawful killings, no freedom of expression, missinformation and COVID are some of the issues that we can know about Nicaragua. In 2018 people took the streets, the protests ended up being really violent after the intervention of the police.
Some things about the violation of Human Rights
Human Rights Watch Report on Nicaragua
lack of covid response
Stop the Nicaraguan government from forcing families from their homes


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


a silent crisis for the world, but the one we should be focusing on too. after the 2017 elections, there was a crisis that put in doubt the legitimacy of the democracy in the country. Corruption, feminicides, fake treatments for COVID, a code where if you criticize the government you could be targeted as a terrorist and several more issues are now in the focus.
What's happening in Honduras, thread
Honduras Criminal Code change
donate to CAMO
Step up for Honduras
what is happening with the Garifuna
what's happening in Honduras, thread

Puerto Rico

natural dissasters, earthquackes, storms and floods, but nobody talks about it. Puerto Rico has faced enormous issues because of climate issues and it's time to help. feminicides Almost daily, women are being kidnapped or reported missing, the government is not dealing with the issue at all. You can read the most resent case in the BBC post below.
please help puerto rico carrd
Muerte de Keishla Rodríguez
informative carrd on feminicides, english and 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
feminicides, article in Spanish
pork meat project explained, in Spanish
Patagonia, thread in Spanish
Patagonia, thread in English