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· October, 2009

Stories about Latin America from October, 2009

Ecuador: BarCamp Loxa 09

  31 October 2009

BarCamp Loxa 09 is scheduled for the end of November in Loja, Ecuador [es]. The event will culminate a series technology-related events at the Technical University in the city, which will include the Latin American Creative Commons gathering and iSummit Loxa 09.

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Honduras: The Beginning of the End of the Crisis?

  31 October 2009

An agreement that would reinstate deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya back into a power-sharing government is now in the hands of Congress, which could approve the deal and which could mean the beginning of the end of this crisis.

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Paraguay: Addressing the Growing Security Concerns

  30 October 2009

The recent kidnapping of a cattle rancher has stirred up debate about who is ultimately responsible for the security concerns and whether the blame placed on President Fernando Lugo is justified or merely a political maneuver.

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Uruguay: Two Plebiscites Fail to Pass

  29 October 2009

On the same day as the Presidential elections in Uruguay, voters did not pass two plebiscites that would have given Uruguayans abroad the right to vote and the annulment of the Law of Expiration.

Peru: A Different Look at San Martín Statue in Lima

  29 October 2009

Juan Arellano of the blog Globalizado [es] has an up-close look at the Statue of General José de San Martín in Central Lima, Peru. As part of the events of Lima Week, visitors were given the opportunity to climb up temporary stairs to see the statue from a different vantage...

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Video: Winners of UN Contest became Citizen Ambassadors

  28 October 2009

We bring you the 5 winning videos for the UN contest where participants sent in a video stating what they would tell world leaders if they had the chance. The 5 video bloggers had the opportunity to give their message in person at the UN Day celebration in New York City.

Cuba: Contemplating Change

  28 October 2009

“I think that for Cuba to transition to an open society from a society ‘with some emergency exits’, some of the people now occupying positions of power in the government could take a long vacation…”: Octavo Cerco contemplates what's needed for meaningful change in Cuba.

Cuba: Feeling the Disconnect

  26 October 2009

Cuba's Generation Y feels like a nomad in cyberspace, but is confident that “one day my blog will be found on a server on this Island and, believe me, it will not be because it has performed an ideological pirouette.”

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Peru: The Abortion Debate

  26 October 2009

The abortion debate in Peru has reemerged due to a bill that has been approved in the Special Committee of the Penal Code in the Peruvian Congress, which would decriminalize abortion in cases of rape or congenital disorders in the fetus.

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Pregnancy and Prisons: Women's Health and Rights Behind Bars

  24 October 2009

It is still a struggle to ensure human rights for pregnant women worldwide, and it seems that in the process, pregnant women in prison are many times overlooked. What have been some of the steps made to ensure that they are also treated humanely, with respect to the life they carry?

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Brazil: Between democracy and doubt

  23 October 2009

The country awaits its first National Conference of Communication that will signal a very first step in democratising Brazil’s communications system.

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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