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· July, 2010

Stories about Latin America from July, 2010

31 July 2010

Nicaragua: 2.0 Meeting of Blogs and New Media in Managua

On August 12 and 13 the event 2.0 Meeting of Blogs and New Media (2.0 Encuentro de Blogs & Nuevos Medios) will take place in Managua, with the participation of...

Brazil: Nomad Tribe Protest to Prove Its Existence

30 July 2010

Cuba: Economic Effects

Peru: Songs to Celebrate the Independence

Chile: Mapuche on Hunger Strike over Anti-terror Law

On July 12, 2010, fourteen Mapuche indigenous detainees began a hunger strike to denounce the Chilean State’s treatment of Mapuche communities in southern Chile. The strike is aimed mainly at...

Brazil: Copyright Reform Proposal Under Consultation

A public consultation on the Brazilian Copyright Act has received over 1,200 contributions. The proposed changes have fuelled intense debate in the blogosphere and twittosphera.

Brazil: Disgust at prejudice against atheists on live TV

29 July 2010

Costa Rica: 60 Years of the Female Vote

Puerto Rico: Honouring “Maboití”

Cuba, U.S.A.: Reason to Smile?

Brazil: African Artist Refused Entry

Ecuador: Leader of Citizen's Revolution Has an Economics Blog

Venezuela: Allies in Technology, Women Who are Not Afraid of Mice

Venezuelan NGO Aliadas en Cadena (Allies in Chains) created the group Aliadas en Tecnología (Allies in Technology) to promote the use of technology to empower women affected by poverty. Through...

27 July 2010

Uruguay: Dead Fish in Uruguay River

Brazil: Limits on Food Ads Shake Market Forces

The Federal Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency has ruled changes in food advertising to include warnings printed on packages, amidst strong industry reaction. Do consumers have a say in this debate?

Chile: Controversy Over Pardon Proposal by Catholic Church

The Chilean Catholic Church has announced a proposal regarding the need to pardon certain people convicted of crimes on humanitarian grounds. The proposal has sparked debate on the Chilean blogosphere,...

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