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· February, 2012

Stories about Latin America from February, 2012

29 February 2012

Cuba: Worry about Hunger Striker

Venezuela: Singer Onechot Becomes Victim of Violence He Decried

Onechot was wounded by a bullet to the head. The Venezuelan reggae singer sang of the violence in the city of Caracas as being completely crazy. In 2011 there were...

Brazil: Dispute Over the Falklands Opens Debate on Economic Perspectives

The 30th anniversary of the start of the Falklands War and the recent public statements by Argentine President Cristina Kirchner cause us to evaluate those events from new perspectives, including...

Chile: The Role of Public Libraries in Post-Earthquake Reconstruction

Paraguay: An Interview on the Land Conflict in Alto Parana

Costa Rica: Turning to Facebook to Fund TV Show

Puerto Rico: March Against the Pipeline

Hundreds of people joined the "National March: Puerto Rico stands firm against the Pipeline" led by the organization Casa Pueblo. Photojournalist Ricardo Alcaraz shares some of his pictures of the...

Uruguay: Scenes From the Longest Carnival in the World

Every year, Uruguayans celebrate the longest carnival in the world. Percussionists, dancers and musical and theatrical performers take center stage for over 40 days. Sites and blogs dedicated to the...

Cuba, USA: Blogger Perspectives on the Embargo's 50th Anniversary (Part 1)

The United States' economic embargo against Cuba has been in existence for 50 years. To mark the occasion, Global Voices interviews two bloggers about the blockade and what it has...

28 February 2012

Video Highlights: Defending Human Rights

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories on video advocacy including indigenous rights and recent news from Latin America, East Asia, Western Europe and Sub Saharan Africa selected...

Cuba: Dialogue with the Opposition?

Brazil: Visually Impaired Dancers Become Ballet Professionals

El Salvador: Hunnapuh, a Pioneer of the Salvadoran Blogosphere

We talk with Omar Nieto, a pioneer in the Salvadoran blogosphere. His blog Hunnapuh is one of the oldest and longest-lived in this Central American country. In this interview, Omar...

Colombia: Speaking Spanish is Hard and There is a Song About It

Song on the difficulties of speaking Spanish rings true with native speakers as well as those trying to learn the language. With humor, Colombian songwriters and performers Juan Andrés and...

26 February 2012

Bolivia: Disabled Protesters Demand More Welfare Support

For nearly 100 days, a group of physically disabled people held a march from the eastern lower lands of Bolivia to the seat of government in capital La Paz, located...

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