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· April, 2011

Stories about Latin America from April, 2011

30 April 2011

Ecuador: Twitter Campaign Gives President Correa ‘the Finger’

It started as a Twitter campaign, and now many Ecuadorians are posting photos of themselves showing the middle finger. Why? To ridicule the idea that you could be arrested for...

Argentina: Writer Ernesto Sabato Dies at Age 99

29 April 2011

Cuba: Silvio and Pablo

Cuba: Reflection on the Communist Party Congress

Puerto Rico: Puerto Rican Rock Music

Colombia on Red Alert After Heavy Rains

Colombia is on red alert due to heavy rains. Residents of 28 departments suffer extreme hardship: flooding, landslides and sudden increase in rivers and streams have left more than three...

28 April 2011

Cuba: Ferrer Held

Cuba: Bosch Dies

Peru: Second Electoral Round Kicks Off

A few weeks before the second round of elections in Peru, the choice between candidates Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori, the growing polarisation in Peruvian society, and ultimately from the...

Honduras to Implement ‘One Laptop Per Child’ Program

Brazil: School Bullying and the Realengo Massacre

On 7 April 2011, twelve adolescents at the Tasso da Silveira City School in the west of Rio de Janeiro were shot dead. The culprit was ex-pupil, Wellington Menezes de...

Mexico: Senate Approves Political Reform

Ecuador: Poll Results Show President Correa Leading in Referendum

Cuba: Bloggers Reflect on Reforms at Communist Party Congress

The sixth congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), which was recently held in Havana, may have marked a major turning point for the Cuban economic system, and for...

27 April 2011

Colombia's Harsh Winter

Panama: Challanges for the LGBT Community

Cuba: Right to the Internet

Cuba: The “Queen of Incredulity”

Peru: Hydroelectric Projects in the Amazon Under Discussion Again

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) requested the suspension of Brazil's Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, reopening the debate in Peru on similar projects and their impact on the Peruvian...

Mexico: 51 Kidnapped Migrants Rescued in Tamaulipas

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