Intimidation, murder and incarceration are used by the powerful to silence reporters.
With little protection, independent media struggle to uncover the truth and stay safe.
Although discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is illegal, the reality is different.
Nearly 100 people from the impoverished neighbourhood were detained in connection with the July 2021 protests.
Security forces detain prominent opposition figures as peaceful demonstrators are dispersed.
Despite a devastating economic crisis, the country is set on becoming the first in the region to develop its own jab.
Global Voices: Latin America & the Caribbean
Highlights from IWPR’s Consortium to Support Independent Journalism in Latin America (CAPIR).
News outlet Gato Encerrado revealed how El Salvador’s new interim president Claudia Juana Rodríguez de Guevara had received irregular payments from the city of San Salvador when her political ally and former leader Nayib Bukele served as mayor there. The story, the latest in a series of opaque dealings that have emerged between Bukele and the person he nominated to run the country as he seeks reelection, sparked a huge reaction on social media and was quoted in the local and international press.
The Venezuelan Coalition to counter disinformation, C-Informa, published an investigation showing the extent of gender disinformation in the race to elect an opposition candidate for the presidency. Their story demonstrated how the three women in the primary race received 70 per cent of the disinformation attacks.
An investigation supported by our grants revealed how the Colombian paramilitary group ELN has taken total control of Venezuelan communities in the border provinces of Táchira and Apure. The group, linked to drug trafficking and illegal mining, has replaced government services - and even controls local churches - using violence, fear and humilliation.
Meanwhile, CAPIR beneficiary Poplab published an article showing how the government of the Mexican state of Guanajuato has financed the church to run social programmes with no requirements for accountability despite several cases of sexual abuse and violence against women and children and attempts to evangelise vulnerable populations in what are legally mandated secular activities.
Journalists need training and support to properly cover war crimes trials.
Some women face Adana's male-dominated traffic chaos for a living.
Recent murder highlights widespread discrimination and violence against LGBTI people.