Ruidosa Fest is an all-day, free event with all-female performers and panelists. Organizer Francisca Valenzuela says this is especially important to do in Chile, where the president is a woman but laws and patriarchal culture fail to protect women.
One woman in Rio de Janeiro has personally discovered how much harder and more expensive it is to access an abortion in Brazil now than it was when she was younger. And she says that's a concern for Brazil's democracy.
Music was a lifeline for eight-year-old Susan Cruz, when she and her mother fled violence in El Salvador in 1978 and headed for California. In this next in our series on immigrants' first days in the US, Cruz looks back on her tumultuous introduction to America.
One novel that's appearing on several "best of" lists for 2013 is author Daniel Alarcón's “At Night We Walk in Circles.” Recently, he put together a soundtrack to go with his novel for Powell’s Books in Portland. Here's what Alarcón put together as a playlist for his new book.