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· August, 2013

Stories about Latin America from August, 2013

29 August 2013

Ecuador Rallies in Defense of Yasuni National Park

Demonstrators demand that Yasuni National Park remain untouched nearly two weeks after President Correa announced the end of the Yasuni-ITT Initiative, which sought to avoid oil drilling in the park.

Peruvian Merchants Burn Clothing to Protest Chinese Imports

Teacher Protests Over Education Reform Paralyze Mexico City

Members and supporters of the CNTE have been protesting in Mexico City against education reforms already passed, seeking to repeal them.

28 August 2013

Choosing ‘Exile’ Over Break-up, US Citizens Follow ‘Banned’ Spouses Abroad

Families tell their stories online through social media, where they also raise awareness about their cases and pressure US legislators to include their families in the much anticipated immigration reform.

Strike in Colombia Gains Momentum

Missing ‘Bar Heaven’ Patrons in Mexico Found Dead

The bodies of the missing youth from #BarHeaven have been uncovered in a secret grave in Mexico State.

27 August 2013

Peruvian Runners Win Mexico City Marathon

It Started With a Kiss: Footballer Causes Homophobia Debate in Brazil

A photo showing a footballer kissing a male friend has caused much controversy and debate on social media as machismo and acceptance go face to face.

26 August 2013

Wikipedia in Guarani

Mexican Officials Vote to Change Transparency Laws: A Backward Step in the Name of Security?

Mexican officials have passed a reform that allows for the organisational body that guarantees the public’s right to access information to be overruled on national security grounds.

Crowdfunding Project in Brazil Seeks to Finance Independent Reporters

24 August 2013

PHOTOS: Mapping Urban Art in Buenos Aires and Beyond

A group of Argentines invite you to share and map images of graffiti from your city.

23 August 2013

Citizens Concerned as Agrarian Strike Escalates in Colombia

The government and farmers have not reached an agreement following four days of protest. Citizens meanwhile show their concern and call for action.

Brazilian Soccer Team Launches Campaign Against Racism

Wave of Violence Against Guatemalan Journalists

21 August 2013

Chile's Presidential Campaigns Mum on ‘Mapuche Conflict’

The "Mapuche conflict", which refers to the ongoing clashes between the Chilean state and the Mapuche indigenous communities, has seen an escalation of violence recently.

Death Threats Follow Cartoonist Latuff's Criticism of Brazil's Military Police

Known for political cartoons drawn with simple strokes and acidic humor, cartoonist Carlos Latuff believes he is in danger due to his recent jabs at the military police.

20 August 2013

At 87, Fidel Castro is “Imperfect but Human”

Fidel Castro has held an almost mythical status for leftist revolutionary movements around the world for decades. Cuba's former president just turned 87.

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