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· March, 2010

Stories about Latin America from March, 2010

31 March 2010

Brazil: São Paulo State police beat striking teachers

Departing governor of São Paulo José Serra will run for presidency; teachers today marked his final day with another protest. During a previous demonstration calling for pay rises and other...

Jamaica, Haiti: Art Aid

30 March 2010

Colombia: Hostage Pablo Emilio Moncayo Freed by FARC

Chile: The Process of Earthquake Reconstruction

Exactly a month after the devastating earthquake in Chile, President Sebastián Piñera announced a reconstruction plan for the country’s infrastructure and housing, prompting Chileans to provide opinions about how this...

Brazil: “Sao Paulo, shithole of world”

Bolivia: April 4th Regional Elections

Peru: Alarmist Report on Possible Earthquake in Lima

29 March 2010

Puerto Rico: A brief history of a new species, the “Twittericans”

They are calling themselves "Twittericans." They are Puerto Ricans, national and transnational, who absolutely adore Twitter. Computer Science graduate student and digital media savant Miguel Ríos has written a brief...

Chile: New Government Makes Strong Presence on Twitter

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera and his Cabinet are all on Twitter, which captured the attention of Chilean users of social media, but some are skeptical and cautious about how effective...

Mexico: Straw Buyers of Weapons in the U.S.

Chile: Curicó Province One Month After Earthquake

28 March 2010

Dominican Republic: Opposition to Barrick Gold Mining Operations

There is increased opposition to the Barrick Gold mining operations in the Dominican Republic because of the terms of the contract and benefits for the State, as well as concerns...

27 March 2010

Paraguay: Rescuing Citizen Experiences Through the Use of Blogs

Paraguayan blogger Carlos Rodríguez has been "rescuing" citizen experiences through the use of his blog RESCATAR and he hopes that highlighting these experiences can help solve the many of the...

Chile: Firsthand video account of Tsunami waves in Pichilemu

The Virtual Choir: Technology, Collaboration and Music

Composer Eric Whitacre , after seeing a Youtube video of a young soprano singing his song "Sleep" wondered: What if he could get people, regardless of where they were in...

25 March 2010

Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating Women in Technology and Transparency Worldwide

Technology for Transparency Network

In celebration of Ada Lovelace Day we profile several women based around the world who use technology to to make government more transparent and accountable.

Peru: Cries of Animal Abuse in Defense of Surfing Alpaca

Images of "Pisco," the surfing alpaca have sparked cries of animal abuse because the Peruvian animal was taken out of its natural habitat, prompting speculating that its trainer was only...

24 March 2010

Argentina: Arrest Order Against Judge's Father Creates Controversy

Argentinean Judge María José Sarmiento believes that the arrest order for her father, accused of human rights abuses in the 1970s, is "obviously related" to her ruling against the government...

El Salvador: 30th Anniversary of Assassination of Oscar Romero

Each year on March 24, the people of El Salvador and around the world commemorate the life of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was assassinated 30 years ago for...

Chile: President Piñera's Unsold Shares in LAN Airlines

Chilean president Sebastián Piñera made a campaign promise to sell all of his shares in LAN Airlines by the time he took office on March 11, 2010, something he has...

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