All the President’s Trolls // Los mercenarios digitales de Ecuador

Rest of World, June 2020. En español aquí. Luisana Aguilar Alvarado contributed reporting.   It was early October 2019, and Quito was on fire. Smoke from Molotov cocktails and tear gas blanketed buildings, mixing with the flames of burning tires. Whole families marched in the melee. Men with T-shirts tied around their mouths threw rocks... Continue Reading →

Central America’s Hip-Hop Guerreras

The Establishment, April 2016. In the U.S. media, Central America and Mexico mostly appear as places overpowered by corruption and skyrocketing murder rates. Violence is a defining characteristic of life here, especially for young people—but so is creativity, and art.  The Establishment recently caught up with two hip-hop artists who use music to engage in a public... Continue Reading →

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