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Latin America

Journalists trained by IWPR produce news, analysis, and comment pieces on the issues that affect their countries and communities.

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Cuban journalists José Antonio Fornaris (left) and Odelín Alfonso Torna at UNESCO's Let Journalism Thrive! event in Riga, May 3-4, 2015. (Photo courtesy of Odelín Alfonso Torna)
29 May 15
As UNESCO event hears of increasing censorship and intimidation across Latin America, Cuban reporters talk about the especially tough environment they work in.
Street traders belong to the growing class of self-employed in Cuba. (Photo: Vladimir Cortés Roshdestvensky)
29 May 15
Almost half a million self-employed find paying in taxes a time-consuming business.
Cuban street traders selling fish. (Photo: Santiago Guaguancó)
28 May 15
For many, a balanced diet with enough fruit and vegetables is just too expensive.
25 Feb 15
Rising rates of alcohol dependence among young people.
28 Dec 14
Some see thaw as “betrayal”, others as an opportunity to set conditions that Havana must meet.
A Havana bus. (Photo: Paul Arps/Flickr/CC license)
19 Dec 14
Drivers have informal “conductors” to collect cash to supplement their wages.
16 Dec 14
In other countries, diesel generators are used for emergencies, but in Cuba they are part of the state's "dispersed generation" power grid.
16 Dec 14
Yoel Bencomo Martínez, who photographed images the government didn't like, gets 12 months after spending over a year in custody.
3 Feb 14
Press freedom group meets despite security service objections.
19 Dec 13
Government uses term to mean welfare provision while critics call for civil, political and economic rights.

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