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· May, 2011

Stories about Latin America from May, 2011

31 May 2011

“Shame for Brazil” Forest Defender Couple Murdered

Six months after he predicted his own murder in TEDx Amazônia, the environmentalist José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva was assassinated together with his wife in an ambush possibly articulated by...

Bolivia: Do Massive Religious Images Promote Tourism?

Chile: 5 Great Moments of Chilean Hip-Hop

Mexico: Blogger Interviews Teacher Who Sang to Students During Shooting

30 May 2011

Mexico: ‘Información Cívica’ Summarizes Week in Civil Society

Uruguay Implements Argentinean Initiative ‘I read this book’

Mexico: Blood Fountains

During the last weekend of May 2011, activists from the movement "Let's stop the bullets, let's paint the fountains" stained the water of a famous statue in Mexico City blood...

29 May 2011

Cuba: On Emails and Blogs

Cuba: Reflections on the Conference Against Homophobia

Cuba: Five Intellectuals Analyze the 15-M

Puerto Rico: Fractal is Looking for an Intern

Puerto Rico: Book by Julieta Munoz

Puerto Rico: Debate on Media and Politics

Puerto Rico: Video on the Gas Pipeline Route

Honduras: Former President Manuel Zelaya Returns

Ousted president Manuel Zelaya returned to Honduras from exile nearly two years after he was removed from office through a coup. Bloggers report on the atmosphere before and after his...

Costa Rica: Sex Abuse Prison Sentence Raises Concerns About Justice System

The sentencing of a 39 year old cabinet-maker to four and a half years of prison for sexually assaulting a woman during the daytime by touching her genitals in public...

28 May 2011

Mexico: Teacher Sings with Students During Shooting

The YouTube video showing a kindergarten teacher singing with her students to keep them calm during a shooting in Monterrey, Mexico has spread almost virally through the Spanish speaking countries.

Peru: Growing Debate Regarding Genetically Modified Farming

The official signing of Decree 003, which permits the import of genetically modified seeds into the country, continues to generate debate between those in favor of the widespread use of...

Peru: Protests Against Mining Projects in Puno

El Salvador: Problems After Change in Propane Gas Subsidy

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