Gleyce Kelly embraces her daughter Maria Geovana, who has microcephaly, in Recife, Brazil, January 25, 2016. (Photo by Ueslei Marcelino by Reuters.)

WHO anticipates 4 million Zika infections in Americas

Little is known about Zika, which has mild symptoms for adults, but doctors have found possible links between outbreaks and serious birth defects.
Jan 29, 2016
A protester at the "March Against the Genocide of Black Youth" in São Paulo in 2014. (Photo by Katherine Jinyi Li)

Black lives matter movement resonates in Brazil

Black Brazilians are looking to the Black Lives Matter movement in America as they plant the seeds for their own rise to justice.
Sep 22, 2015
Chef Aurelio Pino presents his famous empanadas wearing traditional Chilean garb. (Photo courtesy Aurelio Pino)

Secret Seattle restaurant serves up Chilean specialties

Selling food out of your home is a common way to supplement income and sustain community in Latin America. Chilean chef Aurelio Pino is carrying on the tradition from a “secret” location in South Seattle.
Jan 24, 2014
Karol Cariola, one of Chile's former student leaders and newly-elected members of Congress, meets with a constituent after the elections. (Photo by Eilís O'Neill)

Getting schooled by South American student activists

Students in Chile and Argentina are proving that meaningful education reform means taking over schools and getting young people into office.
Jan 6, 2014
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Hanging with sloths inspires teen author

Captivated by what she saw in an online video, a Lakeside School student travels to Suriname to learn more about protecting sloths and writes a book.
Oct 25, 2013
Over the last decade Cartagena's Getsemaní neighborhood has transformed, stamping out crime and welcoming tourists. (Photo by Wesley Tomaselli)

Can cultural tourism clean up Colombia’s image abroad?

Once known for brothels and drugs, an old quarter of Cartagena is experiencing big changes as part of a nation-wide cultural makeover.
Sep 17, 2013
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21 must see global films at SIFF

With 447 films from 85 countries, deciding what to see at the Seattle International Film Festival, May 16-June 9, can be daunting.  So let us give you a hand!
May 16, 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
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African diaspora on display at Langston Hughes African American Film Festival this week

Featured Event: This year’s Langston Hughes African American Film Festival features films spanning the globe, with narrative and documentary films from Africa to South America and others that address the U.S. immigrant experience. Highlights include tonight’s film Dimanche a Brazzaville, a documentary with “insight into the lives and style of sapeurs, magic-wielding wrestlers, political hip […]
Apr 16, 2012