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Unfreedom Monitor Report: Ecuador

The report’s three research topics, seen through the lens of digital authoritarianism, reveal practices that could affect democratic life in Ecuador. Although there was harassment and persecution during Correa’s decade (2007–2017), narrowing the data to Correa’s specific political ideology may hamper the understanding and analysis of the Ecuadorian context … Read more

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Unfreedom Monitor Report: El Salvador


Authoritarian regimes have long had a complicated relationship with media and communications technologies. The Unfreedom Monitor is a Global Voices Advox research initiative examining the growing phenomenon of networked or digital authoritarianism. This extract is of the executive summary of the report on El Salvador, from the series of reports to come out of the research under the … Read more

This new, trending Cuban song calls for artists to speak out against the island’s regime

Try as we might to be optimistic in describing Cuba’s current social landscape, it really is bleak. The inhabitants of the island are emotionally and psychologically drained. With unprecedented inflation, the dollarization of the economy, supply and medicine shortages, endless blackouts, increased insecurity and social inequalities, or worse still, the regime’s systematic repression of those who speak out, analysts … Read more

Best time to visit El Salvador

What is the Best Time to Visit El Salvador? Deciding on the Best Time to Explore El Salvador!

El Salvador is a beautiful country boasting an array of attractions, from pristine beaches and picturesque volcanic landscapes to vibrant small towns with a rich cultural heritage. While the country offers diverse attractions throughout the year, understanding the best time to visit El Salvador can enhance your experience and ensure … Read more

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Reggaetón, the Latin American ambassador to the world

Being on the photo cover of Time magazine is something that very few public figures in any field achieve; much less in a language other than English, and from a Latin musical genre. But that was exactly what Bad Bunny achieved in March 2023. A month earlier, the Puerto Rican artist starred in the opening ceremony of the Grammy Awards. Bad Bunny, ‘el conejo malo’, was the Latin …Read more