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· November, 2010

Stories about Latin America from November, 2010

Brazil: WikiLeaks cable reveals suspected terrorists arrested on narcotics charges

Natalia Vianna reports [pt] for WikiLeaks on how US embassy cables reveal Brazilian security forces have cooperated with US intelligence on counterterrorism in the country, arresting individuals with links to terrorism on...

Mexico: Climate Change Talks in Cancun

“Mexico is showing real leadership on this issue, unilaterally setting ambitious goals to reduce CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions and implementing policies that have already begun to make a...

Venezuela: LluviasVe.com Uses Crowdsourcing to Report on Heavy Rains

LluviasVe.com [es] uses crowdsourcing to map events caused by the heavy rains in Venezuela. Users can report on floods, landslides, victims, road blocks, shelters, places to make donations and more.

Cuba: Content of Cables

Along the Maleon says that the “Cablegate” cables that pertain to Cuba appear to be about the country's “political affairs, the country's relations with other countries and human rights.”

Cuba: The Remaining 11

As the Cardinal of Havana declares that the release of the remaining political prisoners is not in his hands, Uncommon Sense says: “The difficulty he faces in understandable. But what...

Guatemala: Film Festival Under the Moonlight

From November 30 to December 4, Guatemalan movies and documentaries will be shown for free at the “IV Festival de Cine Bajo la Luna” [IV Film Festival Under the Moonlight]....

Uruguay: Video Podcast About E-Government in Uruguay

Uruguay: click para actualizar [click to refresh] interviewed [es] José Clastornik, Executive Director of AGESIC [es] (E-Government, Information Society and Knowledge Agency), about the “Electronic Government” in Uruguay.

Latin America: Summary of Several Leaked Documents on the Region

Erwin from The Latin Americanist summarizes some findings about U.S relations with Honduras, Venezuela, Argentina,  Colombia, and Panama from the diplomatic documents recently released by Wikileaks.

El Salvador: New Law Targets Violence Against Women

“On Thursday, November 25, El Salvador's National Assembly unanimously passed the Law for A Life Free From Violence for Women. For the first time, the law creates a separate crime...

Bolivia: Similarities Between El Alto and Rio de Janeiro

Carlos Gustavo Machicado [es] writes about the recent wave of violence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, noting the similarities between Rio de Janeiro and El Alto in La Paz, Bolivia....

Panama: Asylum for Former Colombian Security Director Creates Controversy

The Panamanian government's decision to grant asylum to former director of the Colombian Administrative Department of Security -who is accused of illegal phone wiretapping- has sparked reactions on social networks...

Brazil: Cartoons of slum violence

Conceição Oliveira, at her blog Maria Frô, posts [pt] a series of cartoons by renowned Brazilian political cartoonist Carlos Latuff, which depict the recent outbreak of violence in the favelas of...

Brazil: Three proposals to ease Rio chaos

Bruno Cava, writing for the Amálgama blog, analyzes [pt] the current wave of violence in Rio de Janeiro's slums, and proposes three possible solutions: new policies for development and urbanization of...

Brazil: Letter from the Digital Culture Forum for internet freedom

Antônio Arles, from Arlesophia blog, reproduces [pt] the Letter from the Digital Culture Forum for internet freedom, created by many cyberactivists during the Digital Culture Forum that took place in...

Brazil: Milo Manara, master of erotic comics, visits Brazil

Fausto Salvadori, from blog Boteco Sujo [Dirty Bar, pt], writes about the famous Italian artist Milo Manara‘s visit to Brazil. Manara, a master of erotic comics, was in São Paulo...

Brazil: Youth using citizen media to chronicle Rio violence

Young residents in the Complexo do Alemão favelas in Rio de Janeiro have begun using social and citizen media to chronicle the recent wave of violence spreading through the city. Seventeen-year-old aspiring...

Chile: Blog Focusing on Santiago's History and Culture Wins BiblioRedes Contest

Biblioredes announced the winners of the contest [es] “The Best Content of our Local Culture in the Bicentennial,” where more than 652 blogs, web pages, videos and photo galleries participated....

Mexican Internet Users Spend More Time On The Net Than Watching TV

Hugo Torres from Vivir Mexico [es] shares information from a recent study that shows that Internet users in Mexico “spend 79% more time online that watching television.” The study also...

Uruguay: Study Shows How Family Dynamic Impacts Education

Daniel Figares comments [es] on a recent study by the University of Montevideo that shows that, “In all the populations studied, we can see a greater educational delay in children...

Brazil: Bloggers react to wave of violence in Rio de Janeiro

A recent wave of violence has frightened residents of Rio de Janeiro and reignited a familiar public debate on security in the city. A great wave of panic, in part...

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