Venezuela’s opposition leader briefly arrested by country’s intelligence authorities

Just days after the widespread rejection of last week’s re-inauguration of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, incidents over the weekend have served as a reminder of the consequences of speaking out against his regime. Whilst on his way to a political rally yesterday, January 13, footage released on social media shows Juan Guaidó, leader of Venezuela’s National

Bolivia’s president responds to jibes about indigenous communities from Brazil

The battle lines between the rise of populist, right-wing agendas and the last of South America’s leftist leaders is becoming more defined as verbal attacks tempt response. It comes in the form of Bolivia’s indigenous President Evo Morales, who has hit back at Brazilian authorities who recently attacked urban indigenous communities in Brazil. Bolivian President

Andean startups selected as finalists for Aruba’s ATECH* conference

Atech Aruba Tech Conference Startups

The world’s top tech startups have been competing to participate in the upcoming annual ATECH* conference, taking place this Wednesday, October 25, on the Caribbean island of Aruba, located just off the coast of Venezuela. Among the chosen eight finalists, representing the Andean region is Colombian startup Reedemy, pioneering the idea of using credit card points

Campaign for Zero Hunger seeks empowerment of indigenous women

Indigenous Women Zero Hunger

According to the United Nations, indigenous women have higher malnutrition rates than any other social group and typically earn a lot less than men, putting them at a serious disadvantage. Statistics published by Reuters also show that indigenous peoples, of which there are around 5000 different communities across the world, constitute 15% of those reportedly

Bolivia’s undiscovered tech potential is no longer a secret

Founded in 2014, Bolivia Tech Hub is an early stage incubator that serves as one of La Paz’s only support systems for the city’s tech community, helping entrepreneurs to learn, develop and collaborate on new projects. From her temporary base at this year’s LatAm Internet Governance Forum in Argentina, Pamela Gonzales, co-founder of the Tech Hub spoke to Latam.tech