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· September, 2009

Stories about Latin America from September, 2009

Cuba: Eye on Honduras

Writing at Havana Times, Circles Robinson posts an update on developments in Honduras, adding: “Here in Cuba, the parliament has taken a position of strong protest of the coup and...

People with disabilities and the promise of ICTs

More than 600 million people in the world live with disabilities. Oftentimes, poverty and disabilities go hand-in-hand. Can the promise of ICTs help disabled people better integrate socially and economically?

Brazil: Socio-digital Inclusion through the Lan House Revolution

The poorest and most excluded population of Brazil have increasingly more access to the Internet through Local Area Networks. But, has the digital inclusion promoted by lan houses across the...

Paraguay: Favorite Places to Party in Asunción

Muna Annahas shares her favorite places to party in the Paraguayan capital of Asunción.

Honduras: State of Exception Suspends Constitutional Rights

The Honduran government recently declared a State of Exception and suspended many Constitutional rights because of reports of a planned mass uprising. Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve has a rundown on...

Venezuela: Expectations for the Oliver Stone Documentary

The trailer for the documentary called “South of the Border” from U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone, which profiles Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, has been a topic within Venezuelan blogosphere.

Costa Rica: Solar Halo in the Sky

A solar halo has Costa Rica's citizens looking up at the sky and taking pictures to share with their members of their social networks. You can see some of the...

Cuba: Concert for Peace

The "Paz sin Fronteras" concert organized by the Colombian singer Juanes and celebrated on Sunday September 20, 2009, at iconic Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, ignited many passions and heated...

Peru: Preservation Efforts in the Chan Chan Archaeological Site

Chan Chan is an archaeological site located in Northern Peru and suffers from the negative effects of looters and natural phenomena. A number of preservation efforts are taking place, including...

Cuba: underground punk

Octavo Cerco posts video and photos from a concert by a Cuban underground punk band. “It looks like this year Porno Para Ricardo has broken its record of concerts given,...

Cuba: activist arrested and released

Uncommon Sense reports the arrest and subsequent release of Cuban activist and journalist Belinda Salas Tapanes in Havana. “Salas is president of the Federation of Latin American Women (FLAMUR), one...

Honduras: Citizen Videos from a Country Under Curfew

A curfew has been imposed by the interim government in Honduras while clashes between protesters and police persist after the return on September 21 of ousted president Mel Zelaya. Citizens...

Mexico: Protests Against Nomination of Arturo Chávez for Attorney General

Human rights activists in Mexico are opposing the recent nomination of Arturo Chávez as Mexican Attorney General. They say he did little to solve the murders of women, when he...

Turkey: Next Country to Recognize Abkhazia?

Window on Eurasia reports that “there appears to be a chance that Turkey, despite denials by its officials, might break the embargo against recognition [of Abkhazia] because of Ankara’s desire...

Brazil: Has a free Internet really appeared on the electoral scene?

With the new electoral reform in Brazil, the individual Internet user is now obliged to behave as a media entrepreneur, unable to analyse candidates' positions and losing the right to...

Honduras: Scenes in El Carmen Colonia

HablaHonduras [es] posts videos of scenes in El Carmen Colonia in San Pedro Sula.

Honduras: Uncertainty of the Crisis

David Morán of El Catracho [es] does not know “where and when this conflict will end, and more importantly, how..” and believes that the light at the end of the...

Honduras: Ports and Airports Closed

Honduras Daily News writes that all ports and airpots are closed today due to the continuing crisis in Honduras.

Honduras: Curfew Lifted During Day

Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve writes that the Micheletti government in Honduras is lifting the curfew today so that people can buy groceries to “expect incredibly long lines, ‘venta loca’ (mad...

Ecuador: Festival of Independent Art in Pillaro

Gabo of Ambato Loco [es] posts a video from the Festival of Indpendent Art in the city of Pillaro, Ecuador.

About our Latin America coverage

Melissa Vida is the Latin America Spanish-language editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Fernanda Canofre is the Brazil editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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