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· May, 2013

Stories about Latin America from May, 2013

31 May 2013

What's Going on in Michoacán, Mexico?

Is Michoacán a failed state? The state is besieged by organized crime and has lawlessness problems, with self-defence groups and in some regions with religious fanaticism. Governor Fausto Vallejo, meanwhile,...

29 May 2013

VIDEO: How Two Men Worlds Apart Fought Injustice and Won

Mkhuseli "Khusta" Jack and Oscar Olivera led two different non violent civil resistance movements, one in South Africa in 1985, the other in Bolivia in 2000. A video produced in...

Campaign to Liberate Oscar López Rivera

Peruvian Physicians Separate Conjoined Twins

Independent Projects of Ecological Solidarity Flourish in Puerto Rico

Ecological solidarity is getting stronger every day, thanks to the people working hard to develop independent projects in Puerto Rico. Here are a few examples that confirm once again that...

28 May 2013

VIDEO: Journalist Who Fled Mexico Speaks

García and Toledo: Two Former Peruvian Presidents in Trouble

In recent weeks, former Peruvian presidents Alan García and Alejandro Toledo have been accused of being involved in cases of illicit enrichment and corruption. However, some believe that these accusations...

LGBTQ Rights in Puerto Rico Slowly Improve Step by Step

A battle is currently unleashing in discussions over LGBTQ rights in Puerto Rico. In recent weeks both advances and setbacks have been seen. Groups in favor of LGBTQ rights and...

Brazil: Petition for Slander-Accused Journalist

Interview: Cartoonist Slams Forced Evictions in Brazil for World Cup

In an interview with Brazilian investigative journalism agency Pública, cartoonist Carlos Latuff criticizes the rash of forced evictions in Rio de Janeiro to make way for the 2014 World Cup...

27 May 2013

Brazilian Amazon Struggles to Keep Up with Power Plant Population Growth

An exploding population along the Madeira River in Brazil spurred by the hydroelectric dam construction in the state of Rondônia should have meant the creation of more infrastructure, such as...

25 May 2013

SlutWalk Brazil takes Brazilian cities

Rafael Correa Sworn In for Third Term as President of Ecuador

Rafael Correa took office as the President of the Republic of Ecuador to govern until 2017.

Colombian Vallenato Hats Made in China

24 May 2013

A President for the Internet?

Peruvian Mathematician Claims Proof of 300-Year-Old Conjecture

A Peruvian mathematician demonstrated the solution to a mathematical problem that had been unsolved since 1742.

Brazil's Indigenous Fight Back Against State Development

As Brazil's economy steamrolls forward on the momentum of mega-construction projects, many of the country's indigenous have found their homelands snatched away for the sake of development. The construction of...

23 May 2013

Peru: New Collectible Coin

Second Segment of Fiber Optic Cable Connects to Cuba

U.S. company Renesys announced on its blog that in the last week they have observed "a second connection" of the fiber optic cable ALBA 1 between Cuba and Jamaica.

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