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· November, 2011

Stories about Latin America from November, 2011

30 November 2011

Peru: Conga Mining Project Suspended in Wake of Public Pressure

Protesting residents have managed to temporarily suspend operations of the Conga gold mining project, but protests continue all the same in support of the project's definitive cancellation. At the heart...

Latin America: A Conversation With Santiago Hoerth about Open Technology

Juan Arellano chats with Santiago Hoerth, founder and coordinator of Código Sur, about his organization, issues related to neutral Internet exchange points (IXP) and free networks, and the current state...

Bolivia Holds its First ‘PressCamp’

Chile: Mapuche Protest Militarization and Project to Build Airport

Colombia: Internally Displaced People Tell Blogger their Stories

Cuba: Under “Survey-lance”

Puerto Rico: Blogger Exposes Misleading Commercial

Puerto Rican blogger Ed Morales gave a first hand account of the shooting of a Fiat commercial that shows actress and singer Jennifer López driving around her old neighborhood in...

29 November 2011

El Salvador: ‘Encachimbados’ Lead Occupy Movement

Mexico: Guadalajara Hosts 25th International Book Fair

Cuba: Mariela's Red Light Comment

Latin America: A Conversation with Carolina Botero about Intellectual Property

Juan Arellano chats with Carolina Botero, one of the Latin American representatives of Creative Commons, about intellectual property in the region, how indigenous communities can make use of it, and...

Brazil: Census “Reveals” Majority of Population is Black or Mixed Race

For the first time in Brazilian history, the national census has shown that the majority of the population is black or mixed race. Released on the eve of Black Awareness...

Mexico: Government Considers Legal Actions Against Citizens Demanding ICC Probe

The Mexican government has rejected war crime allegations and threatened to use legal actions against citizens that filed a complaint at the ICC against the President, top government officials, and...

28 November 2011

Guatemala: Survivors’ Testimonies Help Define Genocide in Online Documentary

Venezuela's Slow Internet

Panama: Women Marched on International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

Venezuela: World Meeting of Body Art Takes Over Caracas

This year, Caracas hosted The World Meeting of Body Art and some of its most striking expressions were shared through citizen media. Among these creations, indigenous peoples of Venezuela were...

Cuba: Entrepreneurship & Home Ownership

26 November 2011

Video: Plural+ 2011 Awards Young Filmmakers

Youth from around the globe were awarded in New York for their thought-provoking short films showing their proposals for making society more peaceful and multicultural by addressing the topics of...

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