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· July, 2014

Stories about Latin America from July, 2014

31 July 2014

Why July 25 Is a Tragic Date in Puerto Rican History

Constitution Day is celebrated on July 25, but it is also the date of the U.S. invasion in 1898 and the murder of two young pro-independence activists.

30 July 2014

Oil Spill in the Peruvian Amazon First Poisons Children, Then Employs Them

Once again the indigenous Kukama community watches as its lands are polluted by an oil spill; in this case, state oil company Petroperú is responsible.

Honduras Generates Employment with Community Activities

29 July 2014

These ‘Poets With a Cause’ Are Defending Social Justice in Crisis-Hit Puerto Rico

"Poetas en Marcha is Felipe the janitor, Sofia the overworked and underpaid secretary, the young adults laughing while having a beer after their final exams, the noble lady selling fruit."

Reasons to Take a Trip Once in a While

26 July 2014

Venezuela Suspends -and Brings Back- Flights to Netherlands Antilles

Hollaback's AtréveteBA Fights Street Harassment in Buenos Aires

The website features a map that displays areas where harassment is most frequent and includes personal stories uploaded by victims.

Colombian Sentenced to Prision and Fined for Comments Online

23 July 2014

Three Anti-World Cup Activists Accuse Brazil of Political Persecution, Unsuccessfully Seek Asylum From Uruguay

Eloisa Samy, a lawyer who has defends activists, was "preemptively" arrested before the World Cup final, accused of forming an armed gang. She was later released, then arrested again.

The Purple House, a Collective in Colombia's Medellín ‘To Create, Enjoy and Find Ourselves’

Morada, or Casa Morada, is an initiative born in a complex neighborhood of the Colombian city of Medellín. Learn about its various projects that combine art, education and participation.

Venezuela Clears the Tower of David, the “World's Tallest Slum,” of Squatters

22 July 2014

Global Voices is Looking For a Passionate Leader to Shape Our Portuguese-Language Coverage

Global Voices is looking for a bilingual online news leader to run our coverage from Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome & Principe and Timor-Leste.

​​Dozens of Activists in Brazil Were Arrested Not for Protesting the World Cup, but for Possibly Planning to Do So

Thirty-seven people were preemptively arrested ahead of the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro because police believed they might protest violently in the future.

20 July 2014

Global Voices Is Looking for a Passionate Leader to Shape Our Latin America Coverage

Global Voices is looking for a bilingual online news leader to run our Latin America editorship.

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