Elizabeth Melimopoulos

Elizabeth Melimopoulos

Elizabeth Melimopoulos is an online producer with Al Jazeera English. She has covered stories in Latin America mainly Venezuela and Mexico, and writes on elections, politics, and Mexico’s war on drugs.

 

Latin America

Mexico: Referendum to decide fate of a $14bn airport project

President-elect Lopez Obrador says he will go by what people decide but scrapping the project would cost billions.

Mexico: Referendum to decide fate of a $14bn airport project

Maternal health

Saving the traditional midwife in Guatemala

For centuries midwives in rural Guatemala have played a key role in delivering babies despite the numerous challenges.

Saving the traditional midwife in Guatemala

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Mexico President-elect AMLO lost 2006 elections due to 'rigging'

Roberto Madrazo, a former candidate, says according to information he had, AMLO was ahead of ex-President Calderon.

Mexico President-elect AMLO lost 2006 elections due to 'rigging'

Mexico

Violence, impunity and fear in the Mexican state of Veracruz

Mexico has been shaken by the grim discovery of a mass graveyard site with at least 174 bodies buried inside.

Violence, impunity and fear in the Mexican state of Veracruz

Argentina

Argentina's crisis: What went wrong and what is next

A plunging currency, a $50bn IMF credit line and street protests against austerity. How did Argentina reach this point?

Argentina's crisis: What went wrong and what is next

Venezuela

Venezuela elections: What's next after Maduro's re-election

President Nicolas Maduro won another six-year term, but new sanctions may bring the country to its knees, analysts say.

Venezuela elections: What's next after Maduro's re-election

Venezuela

Venezuela's Maduro wins presidential vote boycotted by opposition

President Nicolas Maduro wins a new six-year term in a controversial vote, but the rival candidate calls for a new vote.

Venezuela's Maduro wins presidential vote boycotted by opposition

Voices

Jucuapa: The coffin-making town in El Salvador

Welcome to the small town where residents abandoned traditional industries to turn a profit in the funeral business.

Jucuapa: The coffin-making town in El Salvador

Guatemala

Why is community radio in Guatemala important?

Despite the legal challenges, Indigenous communities use radio to 'keep their language and culture alive'.

Why is community radio in Guatemala important?

El Salvador

El Salvador woman jailed after stillbirth seeks freedom

After 10 years in prison, Teodora del Carmen Vasquez, convicted under a strict abortion law, hopes she will be freed.

El Salvador woman jailed after stillbirth seeks freedom

Women's Rights

Violence against women: 'I have learned not to fear'

Mayan women share challenges they face every day in Guatemala, which has one of the highest femicide rates in the world.

Violence against women: 'I have learned not to fear'

Venezuela

Venezuela's opposition suffers 'deep political crisis'

Analysts say this month's regional elections have exposed fractures within the opposition coalition.

Venezuela's opposition suffers 'deep political crisis'