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· December, 2013

Stories about Latin America from December, 2013

30 December 2013

Art in the Trolley – Invading Public Spaces in Quito

Art in the Trolley is an initiative of intervention in the public spaces of Quito's transportation system known as the Trolleybus. Get to know them.

The Best of Infoactivism LATAM 2013

The SocialTIC team lists "The Year's Best in Latin American Infoactivism," projects and events that inspired them to use the TIC to generate social impact in 2013.

Widespread Power Outages Leave Argentines Dying of Heat

Record high temperaturas provokes energy crisis in Argentina, leaving many citizens in the dark.

The Amazon, a Story of Destruction in the Name of Development

On December 2013, Agência Pública news agency launched 'Public Amazon', its first book of journalistic reports in Portuguese, with a debate to discuss the region's dilemmas.

27 December 2013

Brazilian Ruralists Hold ‘Auction for Resistance’ Against Indigenous Land Claims

An auction in Mato Grosso do Sul raised one million Brazilian reals for armed security on farms "against indigenous occupations. Ruralists claimed the funds would not finance a militia.

24 December 2013

4 Women Journalists Defying the Odds in Mexico City

This post is part of our series on gender and sexuality in Latin America and the Caribbean in collaboration with North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA). Despite the low salaries and the...

21 December 2013

“Beyond Brazil”: European Journalists Wanted for Reporting Trips

Tour Builder, Another Google Service Not Allowed for Cubans

Google maintains that it bases its decision on the provisions of the United States' economic embargo on Cuba.

19 December 2013

Coffee Blight in El Salvador Leads to Dramatic Drop in Exports

Mapping the ‘Urban Commons’ of Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul and Athens

Pablo de Soto's research project discusses the control governments have over societies' shared goods, and establishes a connection between the commons and production as collectively owned resources.

18 December 2013

New Version of Brazil's Marco Civil Submitted to the House of Representatives

Dozens Detained on Human Rights Day in Cuba

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Bloggers, punk rockers, intellectuals, dissidents, and a pair of Argentine tourists were all detained in Cuba last week, just in time for international Human Rights Day.

“We Are More Alive Than Ever:” Coral Herrera and the Struggle for Gender Equality

In this second part of an interview with scholar and blogger Coral Herrera we discuss the struggle for gender equality in Latin America and the road that remains before us.

Documentary: Mining's Terrible Consequences for Brazil's People and Environment

On the eve of the vote of Brazil's new Mining Code, a documentary produced by collective Mídia NINJA appeared to give voice to the communities in regions affected by mining.

Cuba: Madiba Was Great, But Not Perfect

Cubans’ Daily Concerns Trump Controversial Handshake

17 December 2013

Meet 5 Brazilian Women Who Do What They Love and Love What They Do

These interviews, together with beautiful photos, are from a digital fortnightly magazine that tells the story and the creative process of Brazilians who love what they do.

Mexico's Congress Approves Energy Reform Bill Ending State Oil Monopoly

Mexico's Senate approves an energy reform bill that will end a 75-year state oil monopoly and open the door to private national and international investment.

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