Gabriela Gorbea

americas

Brazil is very close to impeaching Dilma Rousseff

This Thursday's senate committee vote in favor of taking the trial of the suspended president to the full chamber, puts Brazil's deep political crisis back center stage a day before the opening of the Rio Olympics.
Gabriela Gorbea
8.4.16
americas

Thousands of Venezuelans take to the streets pushing for vote to oust president

The protests came after the country’s electoral authorities missed their own deadline for deciding whether to allow the opposition to move efforts to force a recall referendum on President Nicolás Maduro to the next stage.
Gabriela Gorbea
7.27.16
americas

A gorilla, a polar bear, a jaguar, and two lions: Rare animals keep dying in captivity in Latin America

The recent deaths in the region have some animal activists hopeful that Latin America is developing a new consciousness about captivity.
Gabriela Gorbea
7.11.16
americas

Mexico City tells women being sexually harassed to whistle

Mexico City’s authorities have started handing out 15,000 plastic whistles in the name of combatting sexual harassment, despite widespread ridicule of the idea.
Gabriela Gorbea
7.5.16
americas

The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs may have helped create new life

A group of international scientists has just finished collecting samples from the crater formed by the asteroid that is widely blamed for the extinction of the dinosaurs. They believe these could help explain how life on earth recovered after the shock.
Gabriela Gorbea
6.28.16
americas

A Desperate Attempt to Save the World's Smallest Porpoise Could End Up Killing It Off

An international committee of scientists says the only way to save the vaquita porpoise from extinction could be breeding it in pens, but others say this could accelerate the demise of the marine mammal that only lives in the Gulf of California.
Gabriela Gorbea
6.7.16
americas

Latin America's Top Human Rights Organization Is Broke — And It's Blaming the Region's Governments

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights blames its financial troubles on the reluctance of governments to fund work that exposes abuse. Some governments say the commission has become too political.
Gabriela Gorbea
5.26.16
environment

Earth's Smallest Porpoise Is Going Extinct in Mexico Due to China's Lust for Exotic Fish

The vaquita marina's numbers have dwindled to below 60 because the marine mammal is getting caught up in nets set out illegally to catch the totoaba fish, which is highly prized for its swim bladder in China.
Gabriela Gorbea
5.17.16
americas

Women in Mexico City Are Fighting Back Against Rampant Public Sexual Harassment

Rampant sexual assault in the city's subway system caused large protests that forced the government to deploy a special police to protect female riders.
Gabriela Gorbea
5.9.16
americas

El Salvador Is Creating a Special Military Unit to Hunt Gang Members

The government is waging a war against the country's gangs. So far, in 2016, 2,230 people have been killed, an increase of 158 percent from the same period in 2015.
Gabriela Gorbea
4.22.16
americas

Bolivia's President Suggested the Pope Try Coca

During Evo Morales' visit to the vatican he gave Pope Francis three books about the coca leaf.
Gabriela Gorbea
4.15.16
americas

'Say Nice Things About Acapulco': Mexican Governor Urges Media Silence on Violence

The appeal for a “pact of silence” in the beleaguered southern state of Guerrero is the latest effort by a Mexican politicians to look on the bright side of the country’s security crisis. Most have backfired.
Gabriela Gorbea
4.6.16
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