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· September, 2010

Stories about Latin America from September, 2010

Ecuador: Police Strike Denounced as Attempt to Destabilize Country

The Ecuadorian police are leading a strike against reforms to the public service law, unleashing chaos in the country. Since this morning, Twitter users have been reporting on the events...

Cuba: “En Practica”

In the wake of massive public sector layoffs, how exactly are the rules for proposed self-employment going to work? Generation Y says: “Like a repertoire of destitution and dependency, this...

Haiti, Dominican Republic: The Presence of DR Troops

Wadner Pierre says that “the decision of the Dominican government to send troops in Haiti proved the participation of the Dominican government in destabilizing Haiti peace”.

Colombia: University of Antioquia Closed After Clash Between Students And Police

The University of Antioquia, one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in Colombia, was closed September 15 following a confrontation between students and police. Using blogs and twitter,...

Chile: 80 days later, Mapuche still on hunger strike

Today marks 80 days of the Mapuche hunger strike over the Anti-terror law in Chile. Observatorio Ciudadano published a list [es] of demonstrations that will take place throughout Chile and...

Colombia: Rainy Season Especially Strong This Year

Albeiro Rodas writes that this year's rainy season”has been especially strong, according to the authorities.” He also writes about a landslide that took place yesterday and “covered the Medellín –...

Argentina: Clarifying Myths about Tierra del Fuego

In Patria SI, Colonia NO, Gabriel Carol clarifies [es] five myths about Tierra del Fuego, an archipelago in the southernmost tip of Argentina. These myths include that Tierra del Fuego...

El Salvador: Aquaponics in El Salvador

Colleen writes about Aquaponics, “the combination of freshwater fish aquaculture and hydroponic vegetable production” in El Salvador for her blog Locavore del Mundo where she covers local farms and food...

Mexico: Landslide in Oaxaca Buries 300 Homes

Erwin from The Latin Americanist writes: “In a piece of breaking news hundreds of people are feared to be trapped in the Mexican state of Oaxaca as a result of...

Nicaragua: Blogger Interviews Journalist About Covering Sexual Diversity

Espacio Nica [es] published an interview with journalist Rafael Lara from El Nuevo Diario [es], where a blogger asks him about covering sexual diversity for the newspaper and as a...

Bolivia: The Story of the Uncle and Other Scams

They are often the oldest tricks in the book, yet people still continue to fall for them. In Bolivia, like other South American countries, a scam or attempt to con...

Dominican Republic: “The numbers do not add up”

“This week in the main newspapers we saw many numbers that were supposed to reflect the state of the economy and the public administration's financial solvency. More than offering certainties,...

Ecuador: Former Football Referee Caught Smuggling Heroin to United States

Ecuadorians are devastated and surprised by news about one of their citizens: this past week, football referee Byron Moreno Ruales was caught trying to smuggle 6 kilos of heroin strapped...

Uruguay: A Weekend Celebrating the Country's Heritage

Every year, Uruguayans dedicate a whole weekend to remember their heritage during the so-called “día del Patrimonio” (Heritage Day); they attend different cultural events and visit historic sites and venues....

Venezuela: Blogging Throughout Legislative Elections

Daniel Duquenal blogged throughout yesterday's legislative elections, adding information as the day went by and responding to numerous comments.

Venezuela: A day in the life of an electoral worker

The Devil's Excrement shares, “A day in the life of an electoral worker in Venezuela.”

Brazil: Mainstream media flaw on Senator's life condition

The politician Romeu Tuma [pt], a candidate for reelection in the Brazilian Senate, was wrongly announced dead by national mainstream media on September 24, “despite the fact he's alive, although,...

The Invisible Border Between Ecuador and Colombia

The Colombia-Ecuador border is once again a contentious issue. Both countries have a border of 586 km and with it a long history of conflict, mutual accusations and reports of...

Historian and blogger Ivonne Acosta comments in Sin mordazas [ES] on the Department of Education's prohibition of chess in public schools in Puerto Rico, and the immediate denial of the...

Brazil: Monitoring the Reform of a Park in Sao Paulo

Though September 21 is a national day to celebrate trees in Brazil, SOS Parque Água Branca [SOS White Water Park, pt] blog called it the “Day of the Dead Tree”...

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