“The uprising of books will defeat Bolsonaro’s cuts." Photo: Ana Carolina Fernandes.
This year has offered no shortage of striking visuals from protests and social movements from across the region. In addition to shooting our own photos, the Latin America Reports teamhas collaborated with local photographers on the ground in places like Brazil and Puerto Rico to bring more context to the words on a screen. This collection of photos includes our highlights from protests across Latin America this year.
Having worked in newsrooms in both Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro, Sophie is a British journalist now based in Medellín and writing for Latin America Reports. She is interested in post-conflict Colombia, historical memory and transitional justice in Latin America. Her work has also been published by Al Jazeera English, World Politics Review, El Tiempo and O Globo.
Marcela Torres is the former CEO of Hola Code, a Mexican social enterprise that provides software development training for refugees and migrants who have returned to Mexico after having lived in the U.S. She was recently named winner of the ‘Entrepreneur’ category in the list of Latin America’s top innovators under the age of 35 published by MIT Technology Review. In honour of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science earlier this month, we interviewed Torres about being a female CEO of a tech company in Latin America, a region lacking support and funding for women working in STEM.