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· November, 2009

Stories about Latin America from November, 2009

Peru: Cow Parade arrives to Lima

Parks and public spaces in Lima have been invaded by life-size cow sculptures, as the Cow Parade arrives to show 80 different works aiming to collect funds for several organizations.

Chile: Council Rejects Giant Pope Statue in Santiago

The proposed construction of a giant statue of the late Pope John Paul II that was to be placed in a square of the capital city Santiago, was rejected by...

Bolivia: Citizen Coverage of Upcoming Election

A group of Bolivian bloggers have put together a site called Elecciones 2.0 Bolivia [es] which will provide citizen coverage of the upcoming general elections to be held on December...

Guatemala: Jumaytepeque Volcano

Guatezona [es] provides information about the tourist destination of Jumaytepeque Volcano in Santa Rosa department in Guatemala, including the time needed to climb and the routes to take.

Dominican Republic: Environmental Film Festival

Duarte 101 [es] writes about the 2nd Environmental Film Festival to take place November 27-29 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Ecuador: Teenagers in Unexpected Pregnancies in Guayaquil

When teenagers in Guayaquil, Ecuador find themselves with an unexpected pregnancy, Pitonizza [es] directs them to several resources in the city for counseling and assistance.

Ecuador: Power Outages Back Home

The blogger from Viviendo en Venus [es] , who is currently living in Germany, is concerned about her fellow Ecuadorians who are going through too frequent power outages.

Cuba: Call to Respect Human Rights

As four Cuban dissidents are reportedly arrested in Havana, Uncommon Sense profiles political prisoner Oscar Biscet's call for his compatriots “to join an international campaign set for next month to...

Ecuador: Recent Protest Against President Correa

Danny Ayala Hinojosa of El Federalista [es] has photos of a recent protest against Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa.

Peru: Belief in the Pishtaco

In light of the recent arrest of a Peruvian gang accused of killing their victims to sell their body fat and whose actions closely resemble that of the mythical character...

Costa Rica: Science Fiction Anthology called Possible Futures

Costa Rican writer Antonio Chamu writes that

Venezuela: Independent Film The Devil's Faces

Las Caras del Diablo (The Devil's Faces) is an independent film from Venezuelan director Carlos Malavé and Carlos Caridad-Montero of Blogacine [es] writes that it follows the local trend of...

Mexico: Viewing Mexican Streets with Google

On November 9th, Mexicans welcomed Google Street View and its digital maps with street level photographs for Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey and other 5 cities, making Mexico the first Latin...

Cuba: Ongoing HIV/AIDS Education Efforts

Even though Cuba has one of the lowest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in the region, there are still ongoing education efforts to reduce the number of new infections, as well as...

Brazil: The Violence Against Women Debate

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Brazilian bloggers reignite the debate and campaign to end violence.

Venezuela: Thoughts About a Possible Conflict with Colombia

The Venezuelan blogosphere also had their opinions about the new conflicts arising between with the Colombian government, many make it clear that a war would also be a conflict among...

Central America: Saying No to Violence Against Women

Across Central America, online campaigns and activities to raise awareness about the issue of Violence Against Women are taking place across the region. Many of these efforts are attracting the...

Cuba: Here Comes The Rain Again

Cuba's Generation Y longs for “what seems to be a pipe dream for so many, when the city will not collapse because of a simple shower that falls in the...

Video: End Violence Against Women Around the World

Today, November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and through videos, many people and organizations around the world are expressing their need to end...

Puerto Rico: Voices Against Violence

On occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, bloggers in Puerto Rico have written posts on how violence affects their lives, their families, and their...

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