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· April, 2012

Stories about Latin America from April, 2012

30 April 2012

Cuba: Diaspora Reacts to Ferrer García's Release

Cuban prisoner of conscience Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia was released over the weekend. Diaspora bloggers comment on this most recent development.

Argentina: The ‘Mothers of Plaza de Mayo’ Turn 35

Colombia: 12-Year-Old Boy Bullied at School Dies

A 12 year old who had been bullied for defending a classmate passed away last week. Although forensics ruled the cause of death was bone infection, his mother and some...

Brazil: The sale of America's smallest city and thoughts of buying the Amazon

26 April 2012

Cuba: Bloggers Summit in Matanzas

Puerto Rico: 30 years of the Organization of the Working Woman

Puerto Rico: Interview of Young Fashion Designer

Puerto Rico: Feminism and Friendship

Colombia: “San Andrés belongs to Colombia”

Panama: New Law Establishes Ministry of Culture

On April 24, 2012, the National Assembly of Panama approved yesterday the "Law of Culture", which among other things elevates the National Institute of Culture to the Ministry of Culture....

Brazil: Activists Protest in Memory of Military Dictatorship

A number of cities throughout Brazil held both real and virtual events to remember Brazil's Military Dictatorship (1964-1985). Activists held protests to push for punishing the Dictatorship's criminals and to...

Bolivia: Discussing Indigenous Issues and Natural Resources in the Chaco

Chile: Reasons to Protest Again

On April 25, 2012, students took over the streets again to protest for an inclusive and good quality public education after several months of "silence". Here we share some of...

Peru: The Festival of the Peruvian Cajon

The Peruvian Cajon is a very commonly used instrument in Afro-Peruvian music and Peruvian music in general. The fifth anniversary of the Cajon Festival took place this year and it...

Video: Mothers Around the World Share Their Different Experiences

In the International Museum of Women, the current online exhibit is all about mothers. MAMA: Motherhood around the globe explores the different aspects of motherhood through video interviews to women...

Colombia: Video of Art Installation and Performance in Bogotá

25 April 2012

Puerto Rico: Student Detained After Performance Deemed “Indecent”

Charlene Jane González de Jesús, a student at the University of Puerto Rico, was detained by state police last Thursday, April 19 at the institution's Río Piedras campus after taking...

Cuba: Hopeless Information?

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