Latin America

COVID-19: Bodies lie on the streets of Guayaquil

April 4, 2020

COVID-19 is impacting nations around the globe. Governments’ policies to prevent the spread of the virus are challenged while the number of deaths and contagions increases every day at a fast pace. In Latin America, Ecuador has become the epicenter of COVID-19, and the country is suffering a devastating reality; families are unable to bury their relatives, and even worse, some have to remain with the corpses for more than 48 hours due to the collapse of the public services.

Dangerous Misconceptions about Latin America and “Third World Countries”

January 29, 2019

Latitude is defined as “a measurement on a globe or map of location north or south of the Equator” (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2018). A unit of measurement created by the Ancient Greeks using astronomical observations, latitude was created to aid sailors in navigation. Thousands of years later, just as Medieval Christians believed that the Earth was the center of the universe, so too did European cartographers believe that the center of Christianity was positioned higher on the map of the earth than other ‘heathen’ countries.

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