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· September, 2014

Stories about Latin America from September, 2014

Peruvian Amazon Faces Cold Temperatures: Consequences of Climate Change

Colombia: No to Sex Tourism in Medellín

Telling Puerto Rican Stories on the Web

What it Means to be Puerto Rican for Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera

Oscar López Rivera has been imprisoned in the United States for over thirty years because of his political beliefs.

This Organization Is Fighting the Long Battle Against Poverty in Mexico

The international organization TECHO has helped build more than 3,000 houses in Mexico's poorest areas. Global Voices looks at the inequality TECHO uncovered in Xochimilco.

It's National Day in Chile, Which Means Chileans’ Ingenious Naming Games Are Back

Chile celebrates 204 years of independence with its own unique flavor and colors.

Hurricane Odile Damaged Mexico's Fishing and Farming Industry, but Some Media Cared More About Tourist Resorts

Odile leaves a landscape of destruction along the Mexican coast, in particular in the town of Guasave in Sinaloa.

Describing Pain in Hospitals Without Indigenous Language Services

Massive Participation in Earthquake Drill in Mexico

The Streets of Lima Are Alive With the Sound of Music

19th-century waltzes, blind saxophonists, musical saws: Lima, Peru resident Juan Arellano pays tribute to the musicians who bring delight and texture to the streets of his city.

Right to Be Forgotten: A Win for Argentina's Lawsuit-Happy Celebrities?

What kind of information is in the public interest? Is it possible (or desirable) to define this? Free expression attorney Ramiro Alvarez examines this question in the context of Argentina.

About Homeland, Lanterns, Parades and Independence in Costa Rica

Migrant Children from Central America Are Not Mere Statistics

Presenting the 2014 Rising Voices Amazonia Grantees

Rising Voices welcomes seven new grantees from the latest microgrant competition for citizen media outreach projects in Amazonian communities.

Take a Musical Tour of Latin America's Talented Subway Performers

Some cities ban them, but the musicians found in the subways of Buenos Aires, Quito, Caracas, and Mexico City liven up an otherwise dull commute on public transportation.

Unusual Uniform for Colombian Women's Cycling Team Sparks Social Media Chatter

HiperBarrio/Convergentes: A Virtual Community Evolves While Preserving Its Essence

While in Medellin, Colombia, Global Voices contributor Juan Arellano stops by for a visit with his friends at HiperBarrio/Convergentes, one of Rising Voices' grant projects.

A Bomb Rocks the Santiago Subway, Inflaming Chilean Twitter

Online reactions to September 8 bombing of the Escuela Militar subway station in Santiago reveal the polarization of Chilean society.

An NGO in Peru Feeds Pelicans to Prevent Them From Starving

A Meteorite Causes a Scare But No Damage in Nicaragua's Capital

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