Latin America

This is how Latin America is addressing the digital divide amid COVID-19

Diego Guerrero, 7, and Sofia Diaz, 7, connect to the internet thanks to Starlink's satellite antenna at the John F Kennedy School, in the village of Sotomo, outside the town of Cochamo, Los Lagos region, Chile, August 6, 2021. Picture taken August 6, 2021. Sotomo is one of two places in Chile to be chosen for a pilot project run by billionaire Elon Musk to receive free internet for a year. "I really like the internet because we can do homework," says Diego, "It's faster so we can do more of it." REUTERS/Pablo Sanhueza       SEARCH "SOTOMO SANHUEZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. - RC2RZO9OXQTR

In Latin America and the Caribbean, three in 10 people - 244 million - have no internet. Image: REUTERS/Pablo Sanhueza

Anastasia Moloney
Latin America and Caribbean Correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Fabio Teixeira
Slavery and Trafficking Correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation
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