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· February, 2009

Stories about Latin America from February, 2009

28 February 2009

The Greatest Street Party on Earth: The Brazilian Carnival

Barack Obama, Fidel Castro and the Iraqi journalist who threw one of his shoes at George Bush were just some of the characters spotted on the streets of Brazil, during...

Paraguay: Why Do Fellow Citizens Leave the Country?

Video: Community Radios Fill the Information Gap

In a highly globalized and digitalized world, sometimes we may forget that in many regions of the world, not even electricity is available, and the possibility of using internet as...

27 February 2009

Colombia: Restrictions and Curfew in Medellín

Bolivia: Donations Other than Ambulances

Mexico: Criticizing Wasteful Government Spending

The Mexican federal government recently updated information about its expenses and its budgets for various public institutions on their transparency portal. Using this public information, many bloggers have identified expenses...

Uruguay: Key Findings in Report on OLPC in Villa Cardal

25 February 2009

Cuba: BTTR Four

Colombia: Another Illegal Wire Tapping Scandal

The news magazine Semana recently revealed that the "secret police" of Colombia had been illegally wire tapping politicians, journalists, magistrates, intellectuals and even government officials close to President Álvaro Uribe....

24 February 2009

Mexico: War on Drugs Becoming Weirder

Peru: Seven Star Hotel in Cusco

Chile: Faces Along Commute Using Transantiago

Peru: Cholesterol Levels Rising for Lima Residents

Chile: Parking Spaces for Disabled Drivers

Cuba: One Year Later

Mexico: Urban Artists in Monterrey Take to the Internet

In the streets of Monterrey, a city best known for being the industrial and technological mecca of Mexico, graffiti and other urban artists are utilizing user-friendly electronic media in order...

23 February 2009

Costa Rica: Creativity Through Collectivity

Like a delicious recipe, artistic, musical and visual talents are placed together as ingredients in a functional and creative tendency: collectives. Across Costa Rica, many creative groups and collectives are...

Global Health: Mobile Phones to Boost Healthcare

Three foundations have joined forces in an effort to provide better healthcare through the use of cell phones and computer technology. In particular, these mobile technology initiatives are aimed at...

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