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· April, 2013

Stories about Latin America from April, 2013

30 April 2013

Campesino Resistance in Honduras

Brazil: Police Condemned for the Carandiru Massacre

Over 20 years after the rebellion in São Paulo’s Carandiru Penitentiary, ending with the deaths of 111 inmates, 23 military police have been condemned to 156 years in jail for...

29 April 2013

Lenin Paladines: Science Fiction from Ecuador

We talked to the young writer from Loja, Ecuador, Lenin Paladines, author of a blog about science fiction with which he hopes to promote reading among young people.

Open Letter to Blogger Yoani Sánchez

27 April 2013

Football and Beer Come Face to Face in Panama

The Panamanian Football Federation had its accounts seized following a demand made by the Baru Brewery. Reactions from Internet users and affected companies have waited for no one.

#FLISOL 2013: Hundreds of Latin Americans Installing Free Software

26 April 2013

Data Journalism Handbook Now in Spanish

Indigenous People Occupy Brazil's Congress Over Land Rights Bill

The occupation of a plenary session of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies by around 300 indigenous people, on April 16, have caught congressmen by surprise and have put the spotlight...

Female Homicides on the Rise in Mexico

The mothers of female homicide victims have taken to the streets to demand justice as femicides continue unpunished in Mexico.

Nobel Laureates: On with Ríos Montt Trial

23 April 2013

Developing Latin America: A Summary

Popular Demonstrations in Porto Alegre Reverse Increased Bus Fares

Weeks of popular demonstrations in the city of Porto Alegre in favour of reduced bus fares have precipitated the decision to return to the previous rate.

22 April 2013

Brazilians Accuse FIFA of Stamping Out Local Culture

Anger in Brazil is on the rise as World Cup authorities refuses to allow street vendors in the northeastern city of Salvador, one of 12 cities hosting the 2014 football...

Horacio Cartes Elected President of Paraguay

Venezuela: The Start of Reconciliation?

In the midst of the confusion and clashes that set the standard in the streets and on the Internet after the elections on 14th April, citizen media were also the...

21 April 2013

The Future of a Community Library in Puerto Rico is Threatened

Library users were saddened to learn that this local institution would be closed until further notice because of insufficient funds to repair its damaged roof. The Library is exploring sources...

Venezuela: Post-Election Suspicion and Uncertainty Spark Violence

Heated arguments about the outcome of Venezuela's elections on April 14 continue in the streets and on the Internet. Social networks are full of angry messages and accusations from both...

20 April 2013

Monsanto Nominated for Puerto Rico's Agricultural Hall of Fame

As soon as the non-profit organization Acción y Reforma Agrícola announced that it nominated the agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto to the Hall of Fame of Puerto Rican Agriculture, many grassroots...

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