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· May, 2010

Stories about Latin America from May, 2010

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Peru: The Return of the Indigenous Leader Alberto Pizango

  31 May 2010

After more than 11 months in exile in Nicaragua following the events and conflicts in the region of Bagua, indigenous leader Alberto Pizango returned to Peru on May 26, sparking different responses from Twitter users and bloggers supporting or criticizing him.

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Ecuador: Tungurahua Volcano Erupts and Spreads Ash

  29 May 2010

In Ecuador, the Mama Tungurahua volcano erupted on Friday, May 28 canceling school classes, closing the international airport, forcing some residents to evacuate their towns, and spreading ash all across the region.

Brazil: Rapper assaulted by Police Peacemaker Unit

  29 May 2010

MC Fiell, who recently launched a booklet about police approach at ‘favela‘ (slum) Santa Marta, was the target of a violent assault by members of the Police Peacemaker Unit (UPP). In his blog [pt], he describes the event and claims having been beaten when he tried to dialogue besides being...

Brazil: Exchange Student Victim of Racism at the University

  27 May 2010

Kadija Tu, an exchange student from Guinea-Bissau, was severely beaten inside the campus of UFPB [Federal University of the State of Paraíba] on May 24th, reports Eugenio Cruz from the blog Quase nada sobre quase tudo [Almost nothing about almost everything, pt]. Witnesses say she was called ‘dog-nigger‘ (Negra-Cão) by...

Peru: Bribes, Cops and Video

  26 May 2010

The following video published by inkawalk shows  a pair of policemen apparently receiving a bribe in an undisclosed location in Peru.

Chile: Suggestions from Tourists

  26 May 2010

In the city of Arica, Chile, blogger Tomás Bradanovic says “we should listen to the tourist [es],” because he has been receiving emails from tourists visiting and who have plenty of suggestions on how to improve visitor services, including providing vegetarian options, improved web presence for the hotels in the...

Bolivia: Autonomy Transition

  26 May 2010

Miguel Centellas of the blog Pronto* writes about some of the issues behind the transition to departmental autonomies and the conflict that some of the new governors are having with the central government.

Costa Rica: Salary Increase for Congressional Deputies

  26 May 2010

Dean Córnito in his blog Switzerland in Central America [es] does not, like many other Costa Ricans, expresses his outrage for the 100% salary increase for incoming Congressional deputies. Instead, he tells his readers why they should vote for him during the next elections so that he, too, can have...

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Argentina: Celebrating the Bicentennial on the Web

  24 May 2010

Argentina has been celebrating 200th anniversary of the beginning of the process of independence from Spain. A group of local bloggers have created a site called Your Bicentennial that will provide realtime coverage of the festivities.

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Latin America: Internet Day Festivities Across Region

  22 May 2010

Internet Day is an event that started in Spain in 2005 and has been spreading throughout the world thanks to the United Nations, which designated May 17 as the World Information Society Day. This year, in many countries across Latin American, there were events that were promoted and organized through blogs and Twitter.

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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