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· July, 2012

Stories about Latin America from July, 2012

31 July 2012

Costa Rica: Video Love Note Gets Vice-Minister Dismissed

The Costa Rican Vice-Minister of Youth Karina Bolaños was removed from her post by the Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla after a video showing an underwear clad vice minister sending...

Ecuador: Sarayaku.org, Blogging from the Amazon

José Santi, 27, is one of the administrators of the blog Sarayaku.org. The blog contains information about the Sarayaku people, who live in the Ecuadorian Amazon, and their fight against...

Latin America: Is 2012 the ‘Year of the Woman” at the Olympics?

Argentina: Citizens Mobilize for Guide Dog Law

Blind and visually impaired people in Argentina are facing difficulties in accessing public spaces accompanied by a guide dog. Maximiliano Marc and other citizens have resorted to the web to...

Guatemala: Mining Community Organizes Peoples’ Health Tribunal

For years, the community of San Miguel Ixtahuacán in Guatemala has been denouncing the negative consequences of Goldcorp's Marlin gold mine. On July 14 and 15, members of the community...

Togo: Preacher Transports 4.2 kg of Cocaine Hidden in Lollipops to Build Church

30 July 2012

Cuba: Yanet Bermoy Wins First Medal for Cuba in London Olympics

Cuban judoka, Yanet Bermoy has won the first medal for Cuba in the London 2012 Olympics. Cuba's blogosphere is buzzing about the win

Guatemala: Microsoft and the University of San Carlos

Brazil: Concerns Over Public Health in Januária

Rising Voices

Participants of the citizen journalism project Amigos de Januária, Rising Voices grantee of 2011, are carrying on the mission to monitor the local government of Januária, in Brazil. The latest...

Argentina: Evita's Face on New Banknote

In honor of the 60th anniversary of the death of Eva Duarte de Perón (Evita), President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner unveiled a new banknote with Evita's image, replacing Julio Roca...

29 July 2012

Colombians Celebrate Unexpected Silver Medal

On Saturday, July 28, Rigoberto Urán became the first Colombian to win a medal in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. He finished second at the men's road race...

Brazil: Project Discusses Political Campaign Sign Litter

Brazil: Board of Social Communication Under Criticism

Peru: Environmental Journalist Detained in Cajamarca

27 July 2012

Brazil: Ministry of Health forms Partnership with Facebook on Organ Donation

Cuba: Rights Activists Beaten, Detained by Police at Payá Funeral

Rights activists and foreign media in Cuba reported on July 23 that Cuban state police detained nearly 50 individuals as they departed from funeral services for Oswaldo Payá, leader of...

Panama Pins Hopes on Eight Olympic Athletes

Panama will attend the London 2012 Olympic games with eight athletes. The biggest hopeful is Irving Saladino, current Olympic long-jump champion. Netizens and some of the Panamanian athletes share their...

Argentina: The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo and the Olympics

Bolivia: Athletes Not a Priority at London Olympics

Bolivia is taking only 5 athletes to the XXX Olympic Games in London. A scandal related to the expenses of the Olympic leadership has exploded on social networks and reached...

Argentina: Athletes Tweet Photos From #London2012

Just days before the Olympic Games begin in London, Argentine athletes share photos from London on their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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