“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.
Meet the teenage indigenous activist fighting climate change
Helena Gualinga is a 17-year-old climate activist from the Sarayaku indigenous community, located deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Having spent two years of her infancy living in the indigenous community, Helena’s activism started at a very young age. Dubbed by some as Ecuador’s Greta Thunberg, Latin America Reports journalist Sophie Foggin spoke to her to find out more.