Over one million people in Guatemala in 2009 were starving due to poor rainfall that has caused a drought. With this drought harvests have failed and Guatemala is still having problems.
The Fight for $15 began in 2012 when two hundred fast-food workers walked off the job to demand $15/hr and union rights in New York City.
In Brazil in 2016 they were facing a large leadership issue because they didn't like the people who were running. Dilma Rousseff their vice-president wasn't liked either because 66% of the population wanted her impeached.
The ideas of John Locke traveled to Brazil and were translated. Many journalists and such wrote about Brazil becoming independent.