Of the 77,807 deaths in Guatemala’s private hospitals in 2015, 13.7% were linked to environmental causes. And that’s just in a regular year. A repeat of a major hurricane or other weather disaster like Hurricane Stan of 2005 would be catastrophic.
The defeat of U.S. candidate to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is a troubling sign of declining U.S. leverage and moral authority in the hemisphere, and not just on matters of human rights.
As a way to honor LGBT Pride Month, which takes place every year in June in remembrance of 1969’s Stonewall riots in Manhattan, NYC, Global Americans compiled a list of five young Latin Americans that are leading the LGBTQ+ cause on the political frontline.