In countries where right-wing leaders have come to power, like Brazil, many new young, diverse leaders are choosing to run for office. São Paulo has elected the country’s first transgender Afro Brazilian lawmaker.
In 2016, thousands of FARC fighters made peace with the Colombian government and moved to "transition villages" with plans to start over. Now they're fighting for their lives in rural villages where murder rates are skyrocketing and jobs are hard to come by.
Hong Kong pop singer Denise Ho has been an outspoken activist for democracy in Hong Kong. She says there has been a breakdown in the "one country, two systems" policy that the mainland had promised to abide by.
In Argentina, violence against women is rising nationwide. Prosecutor Marcela Juan is among a number of women trying to solve the problem. Some are working on legislation while others are taking to the streets, making their voices heard.