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· June, 2010

Stories about Latin America from June, 2010

30 June 2010

Chile: Organizations and Citizens Against Mining Project in Magallanes

Venezuela: Making a Presence in the 2010 World Cup

Chile: From California to Chile on Biodiesel

Maria Jose Calderon and Carlos Herrera embarked on a 6-month road trip from California, USA to Chile in a biodiesel truck. The couple traveled Latin America in search of grassroots...

28 June 2010

Peru: A Bill on Obscene Content

A few days ago the news broke of a bill that had been approved by the Justice Comission in Congress, proposing an amendment to section 183-B of the Penal Code,...

Chile: Flash Mob Remembering Michael Jackson

Uruguay: Celebrating Advancement to Quarter Finals

Peru: Scientist is Charged for Criticizing Investigation

27 June 2010

Bolivia: Evo Morales and His Indigenous and Environmental Challenges

Chile: Students Arrested After Protesting Against University Reform

A week ago the government of Sebastian Piñera announced a major reform to the higher education system. At the inauguration ceremony of the president of Universidad de Chile (University of...

Brazil: Michael Jackson Immortalized at a Slum in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil: Standing Against Mining in Gandarela

Local communities and netcitizens who care for the biodiverse Serra da Gandarela in Minas Gerais, Brazil, are taking a stand against Vale S.A. - a major mining multinational whose record...

26 June 2010

Worldwide: The oil spills that don't make the news

The tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has the world's attention on the devastation that badly managed oil extraction can bring. However, in some places around the world,...

24 June 2010

Brazil: “Tsunami” hits some of the poorest riverside cities

At least 46 people have been killed and an estimated hundreds are missing after torrential floods swept through states in the north-east Brazil, in the worst environmental tragedy in the...

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