By Wednesday afternoon, thousands of Brazilian women had taken to the streets, occupying government buildings and protesting on major thoroughfares. In Rio de Janeiro, a group of stilt-walkers wearing purple skirts and silver tinsel soared above the massive throngs of women who had assembled at the 18th century…
On his first Monday in office, President Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule, a policy that blocks international health organizations from receiving any U.S. federal funding if they provide, advocate for or discuss abortion as a reproductive health option.
Demand for the abortion pill spiked in the seven Latin American countries currently suffering from Zika outbreaks, following warnings issued last year that the virus causes birth defects.
On Monday, the World Health Organization classified the Zika virus as an international public health emergency. Since the outbreak began in Brazil last May, it has spread to over 20 countries in Latin America, according to the New York Times.
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised pregnant women to avoid travel to 13 Latin American and Caribbean countries, including Puerto Rico. The warning came after the Zika virus—a mosquito-borne virus which first appeared in South America in May—was linked to brain damage in newborn infants.
On Friday, the Peruvian government announced that attention to the victims of forced sterilization was now a matter of national interest. With the declaration comes the creation of a National Registry of Forced Sterilization Victims as a way to facilitate their care.
Our Brand is Crisis, brought to you by the producers of Argo, stars Sandra Bullock playing another white savior type, this time as a US political envoy tasked with the glorious mission of literally SAVING Bolivia, even though—oopsies!!!—she doesn’t speak Spanish! Haha!! GOOD ONE, TRAILER.
Qatar may be one of the richest countries in the world, and the United States may be the home of the free and the land of the brave, but a new poll has found that seven of the world's happiest countries are in Latin America.
Mother Nature has already given us so many things to be terrified of in this world—flesh eating bacteria, tsunamis, Tan Mom, to name just a few. Tapeworms certainly deserve a place on the list too. Who among us did not become obsessed with the idea that we might have one slithering around inside our intestines when we…
Last night, Mexican Presidential candidates engaged in a serious debate about serious issues that will likely face the country's next leader. But lest we forget that politics in every country are riddled with some serious sexism, the debate was kicked off by a woman in a cleavage bearing dress Vanna White-ing around…
If you thought Fox News was going to take a break from being completely obnoxious for the holidays, you were sadly mistaken. In a move that can only be described as asinine, Fox Latin America put up a poll on Facebook asking their followers who they thought was responsible for the death of Jesus Christ. Here were the…
After Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the president of Argentina, was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer, Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's disturbingly kooky president, has begun insinuating that perhaps the United States is running around secretly infecting his region's leaders with the disease. His proof? Five Latin…
In the last three years, the number of women arrested in Mexico on drug trafficking-related charges has jumped 400%. At least six of them are beauty queens or models.
Your birth control is free! If you live in Colombia.
It's not just in Poland: When a thirteen-year-old Peruvian girl was raped and impregnated, she jumped out of the window in despair. She was denied both proper treatment for her injuries and an abortion, as she discusses in this video.
The woman likely to be the first female president of Brazil is headed to a runoff — in part because the vote was split by a third-party candidate, another woman. Is Brazil some sort of utopia of female leadership?