Charis McGowan

Charis McGowan

Coronavirus pandemic

How quarantined Chileans are keeping their protest movement alive

From banging pots to virtual art, activists are organising at home and online to continue protests over inequality.

How quarantined Chileans are keeping their protest movement alive

Coronavirus pandemic

How do communities fight coronavirus when they don't have water?

In Chile's drought-ridden Petorca, even the simple directive of washing one's hands is nearly impossible.

How do communities fight coronavirus when they don't have water?

Human Rights

Why Chile protesters say state security law criminalises protests

Roberto Campos Weiss faces up to 10 years in jail under controversial state security law for hitting a subway turnstile.

Why Chile protesters say state security law criminalises protests

Latin America

How Chileans are reclaiming public areas, rebuilding amid unrest

Against a backdrop of daily protests, Chileans are organising neighbourhood gatherings to discuss a way forward.

How Chileans are reclaiming public areas, rebuilding amid unrest

Latin America

Chile protests: What prompted the unrest?

At least 20 people have been killed in protests over inequality in the worst unrest to hit the country in decades.

Chile protests: What prompted the unrest?

Chile

Chile police accused of using excessive force on protesters

Protesters describe being beaten, shot at by police in worst unrest to hit Chile since during the Pinochet dictatorship.

 Chile police accused of using excessive force on protesters

LGBT

The LGBTQ artists using music as resistance in Latin America

Over the last decade, several openly queer musicians have emerged in Latin America. They use their music to combat hate.

The LGBTQ artists using music as resistance in Latin America

Women's Rights

All-women Argentina tango festival calls for end to machismo

A male-dominated art, saturated with anti-women lyrics, is being reinvented by women in Buenos Aires.

All-women Argentina tango festival calls for end to machismo