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· May, 2009

Stories about Latin America from May, 2009

29 May 2009

Honduras: Strong Earthquake Shakes Country

Honduras awoke early in the morning of May 28 when an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale shook the country. Five deaths were confirmed, more injured, and slowly there...

Cuba: Sex Change Operations

Jamaica, Cuba: Amnesty International Report

28 May 2009

Colombia: HiperBarrio Workshops in Ituango

Colombia: Bogotá Campus Party 2009 Blog

Mexico: Television Comedy Show Makes Light of Actor's Mental Disability

The Human Rights Commission of Mexico DF has asked the television network Televisa to apologize the actor known as Sammy, after the contestants of a comedy game show played a...

Honduras: 7.1 Scale Earthquake Hits

Peru: Freezing Temperatures in Puno Result in Children Deaths

While much of Peru and the media has been discussing the 16 confirmed individuals with AH1N1 virus, very little has been mentioned about the 133 children that have recently died...

Colombia: Cyber-Politics for the 2010 Elections

With the Colombian presidential elections set for 2010, the list of candidates has not yet been finalized, but campaigning is well underway. Some candidates have started to use digital tools...

27 May 2009

Argentina: Clarín Media Group Forces Removal of Videos

The media group Clarín is considered to be the most important in Argentina and has implemented a policy of demanding that YouTube close the accounts of any user that does...

Cuba: Gay Expression

Paraguay: Animated Film “Sebastian's Voodoo” Wins at Cannes

Paraguayans are celebrating that one of their own, filmmaker and animator, Joaquin Baldwin, took home first prize in the Online Short Film competition held in conjunction with the Cannes Film...

Honduras: First Confirmed Case of H1N1 Patient

26 May 2009

Cuba: Antúnez Arrested

Venezuela: Keeping the Internet as a Priority

When the Venezuelan government emitted Decree No. 6649, it raised red flags within the online community concerned about the possible effects to development. The decree seeks to eliminate “luxuries” or...

24 May 2009

Brazil: Petroleum, elections and poverty matters

Discussions of an investigation into the nation's biggest state-owned company and its possible political motivation fill the Brazilian blogosphere. This debate takes place in a Brazilian society which sees 'black...

Paraguay: Celebrating Independence Day in the United States

Brazil: Fighting against cyber surveillance

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