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· February, 2011

Stories about Latin America from February, 2011

28 February 2011

Peru: Ex-Minister Asked US Embassy to Help Contain Opponent's Presidential Campaign

On February 19th, Spanish newspaper El Pais released a cable stating that "Fernando Rospigliosi, former Minister of the Interior in the government of Alejandro Toledo, asked the assistance of the...

Uruguay: Growing Support for Decriminalizing Marijuana for Personal Use

Honduras: Taxi Drivers and Teachers Strike

Mexico: Photos of Tlacotalpan, “the most colourful place in the globe”

Cuba: Damas de Blanco Attacked

Cuba: Watching from Within

Cuba: The Day Zapata Died

Argentina: Hackathons and Budget Transparency in Bahía Blanca

Technology for Transparency Network

As we have witnessed in the last month, there are moments in civic life that drive citizens to change and challenge institutions, to create solutions and to express their concerns...

27 February 2011

Mexico: Kidnapping Case Affects Diplomatic Relations with France

Relations between Mexico and France have been strained due to the kidnapping conviction of French national Florence Cassez in Mexico City. Cassez was arrested in 2006, accused of kidnapping charges...

Chile: Remembering 8.8-magnitude earthquake with tweets from Feb. 27, 2010

26 February 2011

Latin America: On teleSUR's Coverage of Libya Uprising

Latin American news channel teleSUR managed earlier this week to send several journalists into Tripoli to cover the ongoing uprising in Libya. Nonetheless, its coverage, which seems quite different to...

24 February 2011

Peru: Controversy Over Removal of Anonymity in Electoral Polls

A new policy preventing opinion polls from being conducted anonymously caused a storm in the press and on social networking sites. Finally, faced with a barrage of questions from the...

Chile: Electronic Textbooks for Schoolchildren?

Mexico: Reports of Growing Violence Against Human Rights Activists in Chihuahua

Cuba: Zapata Vive

Cuba: What do the Cables from Havana Say? (Part III)

In the last part of a series on WikiLeaks and Cuba, author Elaine Díaz analyzes the content of cables regarding the Cuban opposition and the role of bloggers.

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