See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

· August, 2011

Stories about Latin America from August, 2011

31 August 2011

International Blog Day in Latin America

Costa Rica: Bloggers on Anti-Tobacco Law

Colombia: Art NGOs Receive Threat from Paramilitary Group

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Is Mexican Society Violent by Nature?

This summary of our Blog Carnival: Mexico - Citizenry, Violence and Blogs looks at what Mexican bloggers think about their society which is sometimes described as violent by nature. Bloggers...

30 August 2011

Chile: Mapuche Youth Takeover Municipal Building

Latin America: Remembering the Missing on the International Day of the Disappeared

Cuba: Sixth Sunday vs. Women

Cuba: Las Damas & the Archbishop

Brazil: Bank Account of Google Blocked Due to “Offensive” Blogs

Brazil: Blogging on Poetry

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Citizen Media on the Scene

This second post reporting on the 2011 Blog Carnival, summarizes opinions of Mexican bloggers on the way media covers violence, and above all, on the role of citizen media in...

Brazil: Mozambique Cedes Land to Brazilian Agribusiness

Mozambique is ceding 6 million hectares of land to Brazilian farmers. The idea is to draw on the Brazilian experience in the Cerrado, a biosphere similar to the African savanna,...

29 August 2011

Cuba: Legendary Sculptor Dies

Ecuador: Journalist Sentenced to Prison for Defamation Flees Country

Bolivia: Aymara Women Working as ‘Voceadoras’ in El Alto

Argentina: People in Buenos Aires March in Support of Teen Killed in Chile Protest

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Verbalizing the Violence

Our first 2011 Blog Carnival had the theme "Mexico - Citizenry, Violence and Blogs". In this first part of the final summary, we showcase what Mexican bloggers thought about past...

28 August 2011

Puerto Rico: New Cultural Magazine

Mexico Mourns Casino Royale Victims on Twitter

The attack and fire in Casino Royale in Monterrey, Mexico, resulted in 52 casualties, in another event further tied to violence from organized crime. Twitter users look for their relatives...

27 August 2011

Puerto Rico: Tropical Storm Irene Leaves Heavy Rain and Damages

Tropical storm Irene hit Puerto Rico on August 21st leaving wind damage, floods, constant rain, and the evacuation of entire communities. This is the same storm, now a hurricane, that...

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site