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· November, 2013

Stories about Latin America from November, 2013

Impunity: The Biggest Threat to Freedom of Expression in Latin America

  29 November 2013

In the last 20 years, 670 journalists have been killed in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to delegates from the IFEX-ACL alliance, which recently presented their Annual Report on Impunity 2013: “Faces and Traces of Freedom of Expression in Latin America and the Caribbean.” The crimes — most of which remain unsolved —...

Vote Counting Errors in Honduras Elections

  28 November 2013

RNS in Honduras Culture and Politics writes about some of the anomalies noted by observers of Sunday's elections in Honduras, “some of which have been corrected, and others of which have not.” He concludes: A public recount of the Actas would go a long way to providing confidence that everyone...

Buenos Aires to Host Indigenous Film Festival ‘BAIn’

  27 November 2013

Festival de Cine Indígena BAIn 2013 – Del 27 de noviembre al 4 de diciembre + info en http://t.co/nPt8ZxbKAU pic.twitter.com/C4BT1gEC32 — CineBAIn (@BAInCine) November 25, 2013 From November 27 to December 4, 2013, Argentina's capital will host the Second Film Festival ‘Buenos Aires Indígena’ (Indigenous Buenos Aires). The festival, which...

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Global Voices Partners With Fundación MEPI

  26 November 2013

Fundación MEPI is an organization that promotes investigative journalism projects in Central America. Global Voices will republish their stories regularly, bringing you in-depth reporting about the region.

Honduras: Over 600 Femicides in 2012

  26 November 2013

A woman is killed in Honduras an average of once every fourteen and a half hours according to the Violence Observatory of the National Autonomous University of Honduras. The group concluded that 2851 women were killed in Honduras between 2005 and 2012 and there has been a steady increase in...

Brazilian Activists Meet in Free Media Week in Rio de Janeiro

  25 November 2013

A series of debates and workshops dedicated to the democratization of the media, digital radio, cryptography and surveillance, among other digital activism issues, starts tomorrow, November 26, in Rio de Janeiro. The Semana de Mídias Livres (Free Media Week) [pt] gathers three events in one until November 30: the second international conference Spectrum,...

Scientists from Around the World Gather in Brazil

  24 November 2013

The World Science Forum (WSF) gathers hundreds of scientists from all around the world this week in Brazil, to discuss their role in the 21st century and to emphasize the importance of scientific advice in political and economical decisions. Brazil has hosted several events to discuss poverty eradication and sustainable...

Brazilian “Wikicity” Travels to the World Forum for Democracy

  23 November 2013

Known as “the capital of participatory democracy”, the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre will become subject for a lab in the World Forum for Democracy. Focus will be given to the case of PortoAlegre.cc, a project created at the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos) which is based on...

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