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· September, 2013

Stories about Latin America from September, 2013

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IBM, Cisco Supply Brazil with Surveillance Tools for World Cup

28 September 2013

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 games is the American multinational corporation IBM.

Praise and Criticism for Uruguay's Proposed Media Law

27 September 2013

The bill, which has received the praise of several journalism and freedom of expression organizations, is not as controversial as the one recently approved in Ecuador or as contentious as the one currently in the hands of Argentina’s Supreme Court. However, it is not without its critics. While it has been lauded for its intention to set...

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

25 September 2013

Net neutrality, privacy and human rights were in focus on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's speech (pdf) at the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, on September 24, 2013. The leader said that UN needs to establish international protections for Internet users from spying and announced Brazil's intention to prepare a proposal...

Esther Vargas Helps Journalists Stay Relevant

24 September 2013

In the blog News Entrepreneurs, James Breiner highlights the work of Peruvian journalist Esther Vargas and her website Clases de Periodismo [es] (Journalism Classes): She and her team of four dedicated collaborators compile the latest news and courses of interest to journalists and share it all through social networks such...

Social Media Week Discusses Principles for a Collaborative World

23 September 2013

Social Media Week, a worldwide event which “brings people, brands and organizations together to explore how we connect and communicate as a society”, starts today, September 23, 2013. In the second edition of this year's global conference, with the cities of Berlin, Bogotá, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, São Paulo and Toronto...

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Latin America Remembers the Disappeared

23 September 2013

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.

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Brazilian Police: Censors and Censored

23 September 2013

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.

Peruvian Physician Among Victims of Attack in Nairobi

23 September 2013

Peruvian news agency Andina informed [es] on Saturday, September 21, 2013, that Peruvian physician Juan Jesús Ortiz is one of the fatalities from the attack in Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, which has left a death toll of 59 individuals and over 175 injured. This is how Periodismo en Línea tweeted...

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Global Voices Partners with InfoAmazonia

19 September 2013

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 Amazonia's special interactive map is being updated with the latest citizen media stories by Global Voices about the Amazon in English,...

Peruvian Blogger with Parkinson's Disease Publishes Book

18 September 2013

Peruvian blogger Cyrano, from the blog Columna 17 [es], has published his book “El párkinson y yo” (Parkinson's and me), where he shares his daily life as a patient with this medical condition, and he announced it [es] on his blog: Se trata de un relato desde mi experiencia como...

About our Latin America coverage

Melissa Vida is the Latin America Spanish-language editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Fernanda Canofre is the Brazil editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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