Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Bolivia, Ecuador protests challenge media
By  • 7 November 2019
From Chile to Haiti, massive anti-government protests have spiraled across Latin America in recent weeks. On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at what's fueling discontent in Bolivia and Ecuador - and how the…
China pushes 'new Silk Road' to Latin America
By , • 19 April 2019
'China's very much in the region to stay' When Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled what became known as the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013, the massive infrastructure project was quickly dubbed the "New Silk…
Teen pregnancy in Latin America, photographed
By  • 6 April 2018
"It’s...going against a tide of cultural behavior that says not only is teen pregnancy okay, it’s kind of expected." Brooklyn-based photographer and writer Joey O'Loughlin has spent much of her two- [caption id="attachment_9184" align="alignleft" width="207"]…
Venezuela's teen pregnancy epidemic
By  • 5 April 2018
Around the world, rates of teen pregnancy have been dropping for decades. But in Latin America, rates of teenage motherhood remain stubbornly high. Today they’re about 36 percent higher than the global average. One country…
Correa critic barred entry to Ecuador
By  • 17 March 2017
"There has to be an end to an era of silencing people and impeding them from going to the streets to discuss the problems with the government." Manuela Picq was detained in Ecuador's Ministry of Interior…
Ecuador election tests Correa legacy
By  • 16 March 2017
A presidential run-off in the South American nation of Ecuador is shaping up as a referendum on the decade-long rule of leftist President Rafael Correa. Under Correa the government has used oil revenues to slash…
Latin American environmentalists under attack
By  • 9 March 2017
Earlier this year, a 51-year-old Mexican man named Isidro Baldenegro López was shot to death in Mexico’s Chihuahua state. Mr. López was a well-known environmental activist and advocate for the indigenous Tarahumara people. For years…
Correa supporters in online attack on Ecuador journalists
By  • 20 April 2016
Supporters of Ecuador President Rafael Correa have launched an online campaign targeting journalists involved  with the Panama Papers investigation after Correa tweeted the names of the reporters earlier this month. On April 12, Correa tweeted the…
An explainer: Colombia's armed groups
By , , • 15 October 2015
As a peace deal with the FARC nears, pressure is rising on other armed groups Colombia has suffered decades of civil conflicts, claiming more than 220,000 lives since the 1960s. Drug-fueled violence has forced more…
Ecuadorean press group faces closure
By  • 14 September 2015
A press freedom group in Ecuador that has criticized restrictions on the media by President Rafael Correa's government may be closed after a government agency accused it of being "political." Fundamedios, Ecuador’s sole independent press…
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