Still from "Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border"

The pulse of Latin American film comes to Seattle

“Latin America is the region of open veins. Everything from the discovery until our times has always been transmuted into European — or later, United States — capital, and as such has accumulated on distant centers of power.”  — Eduardo Galeano, Open Veins of Latin America. This week the Northwest Film Forum is featuring “Pulsos Latinos: […]
Apr 18, 2014
Rio Blanco residents hold a sign near their blockade of the access road that to a proposed dam project. (Photo by Madeline McClure)

Blood and ballots in Honduras

A fraudulent election is another disturbing sign that U.S.-supported impunity is back in Central America.
Dec 23, 2013
Venezuelan ace Felix Hernandez. (Photo Hugo Ludeña / Latino Cultural Deportes)

Mariners salute baseball’s Latin roots

(Photo Hugo Ludeña / Latino Cultural Deportes)  The M’s may not exactly be in the playoff hunt, but you can still catch some great internationally themed nights at Safeco.
Sep 3, 2013
Sarah Stuteville (right) hitchhiking with friends in Spain in 2000. (Photo by Eroyn Franklin).

Your hitchhiking days are over, young lady!

Technology is great. But has too much connection with home spoiled the freedom of travel?
Apr 19, 2013
A Casa Latina member at a women’s leadership meeting. (Photo courtesy Casa Latina)

Why more women in leadership will mean fewer women in poverty

International Women’s Day is holiday that usually gets ignored. So it makes a great moment to reflect on a widely ignored issue: women in poverty.  
Mar 7, 2013
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All-female band shakes up Colombian mariachi scene

The iconic hats, the intricately embroidered suits and vibrant, boisterous music; sure it sounds and looks just like traditional mariachi music. But one, all-female band in Bogota, Colombia is shaking up the landscape of this male-dominated profession. Amy Lieberman reports from South America. 
Sep 17, 2012
A market in El Salvador, which has the highest rate of homicide against women in the world. (Photo from Flickr by Jpeg Jedi)

Seattle orgs meet to help combat violence against women in Central America

Inside a conference room in Seattle’s Municipal building all eyes are fixed on Shira Downs as tears run down her face. She’s talking about the epidemic of violence against women in her home country of Nicaragua. “We have laws to protect women, but how do you make sure the law is effective or obeyed?” she […]
Jul 31, 2012
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Seattle aid org says Central America needs our help

The Seattle International Foundation sounded alarm bells about the development situation in Central America at an event on Tuesday, where panelists called for Seattle-based aid organizations like the Gates Foundation to step up activities in the region. Tom Paulson, from our partner blog Humanosphere was at the Central America Donors Forum and filed this report: A few […]
Jun 21, 2012