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· September, 2013

Stories about Latin America from September, 2013

30 September 2013

Doctors in Panama Launch Strike Over Foreign Recruitment Law

Law 611 has put local doctors on the warpath, while the government assures that foreign doctors will not pose a problem for national workers.

28 September 2013

IBM, Cisco Supply Brazil with Surveillance Tools for World Cup

With the perspective of mega events, Brazil became a priority for the global surveillance industry. On the front line of the technological centers which concentrate decisions concerning security during the...

27 September 2013

Developing Latin America 2013: An ‘Apps Challenge’ for Social Impact

Technology for Transparency Network

This year Developing Latin America goes from being a Hackathon to an Apps Challenge, an event to think of better ideas, obtain more concrete solutions, and achieve more sustainable applications.

Praise and Criticism for Uruguay's Proposed Media Law

Brazil Becomes Hot Market for Surveillance Technology Ahead of World Cup

Giants of the surveillance sector get contracts in a number of Brazilian cities to monitor citizens during the games of 2014 - from security scanners to remote tracking software.

26 September 2013

Peru: 7 Magnitude Quake Hits Acari, Arequipa

Some media and citizens report small-scale damage, like rock slides that have blocked part of the southern Panamericana highway. No fatal victims have been reported.

25 September 2013

Two Women Jailed After Kissing at Religious Rally in Brazil

In a religious service lead by the pastor and congressman Marco Feliciano, two young women who kissed in the middle of the event were arrested.

Brazilian President Calls for Global Respect of Net Neutrality at the UN

24 September 2013

Chile's Student Uprising: ‘There’s a Story to Be Told’

Global Voices spoke to Pablo Navarrete, who is making a documentary with his father about the Chilean students who are trying to do away with vestiges of the Pinochet dictatorship.

Esther Vargas Helps Journalists Stay Relevant

Latin America: “Where do the Disappeared go?”

The internet is a source of innumerable initiatives and stories that remember the disappeared and fight against impunity.

23 September 2013

Social Media Week Discusses Principles for a Collaborative World

Latin America Remembers the Disappeared

The disappearance of people has left a profound footprint in Latin America, where cases of disappearance still exist today. Photographs, songs and blogs help to keep memories alive.

Brazilian Police: Censors and Censored

In his first article for Global Voices, Danillo Ferreira writes about police oppression of the press in Brazil and the internal institutional oppression of officers freedom of expression.

@ReporteYa: Citizen Journalism from #Venezuela

Paula Gonzalo tells us about “Reporte Ya”, an example of a collaboration between professional and citizen journalism.

Peruvian Physician Among Victims of Attack in Nairobi

19 September 2013

Cyclists in Fortaleza, Brazil Win Bike Lane After Pressuring Authorities

After members of Fortaleza's Critical Mass took matters into their own hands over the lack of a bike lane, city officials finally created one.

Global Voices Partners with InfoAmazonia

A new form of visualization of Global Voices stories about the Amazon rainforest is now available in the shape of a map of the website InfoAmazonia.org. Through the established content partnership, Info...

17 September 2013

Russian Warships in Nicaragua Rekindle Territorial Disputes

A resolution by the International Court of Justice set the stage for conflict between Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia and Panama, reviving disputes and jeopardizing a project to build a canal.

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