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Black Uruguayans still marginalized in country of 'inclusion'

Montevideo - Deborah Rodriguez sprinted down a track that shimmered under a downpour; running is a refuge for the athlete in Uruguay, where her dark skin makes life difficult outside of sport.

Black and gay: New York progressives aim to shake up US Congress

New York - Energized by the US's massive anti-racism protests, history-making progressives from New York -- young, black, Latino and gay -- want to shake up Congress's status quo when they are likely elected in November.

Racism in Cuba: banned by law, alive on the streets

Havana - Six decades on from Cuba's proclamation of equality and despite three top government officials being black, the Caribbean island nation has made little headway on racism."Racism in Cuba is very hypocritical ...

'They are the heroes now' — virus doctors join racism protests

New York - New York nurses and doctors, hailed as heroes for fighting the coronavirus outbreak, are denouncing racial segregation in the public health system by joining the George Floyd protests.

Gay Brazilian lawmaker leaves job, country over death threats

Bras - Brazil's only openly gay lawmaker announced Thursday he would not serve his third term and had fled the country because of mounting death threats since the election of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

Presidential candidate running mate stirs Brazil with 'whitening of race' quip

Bras - The running mate of Brazil's far-right presidential election frontrunner on Sunday stirred outrage after proudly talking about a "whitening of the race" in relation to one of his grandchildren.

Brazil AG files racism suit against far-right presidential candidate

Bras - Brazil's top prosecutor has filed a complaint against far-right firebrand and presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro for "racism" against Afro-Brazilians, indigenous peoples, refugees, women and members of the LGBT community.

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