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· January, 2019

Stories about Latin America from January, 2019

Netizen Report: How Venezuela’s political crisis is playing out online

As Venezuelans continue to face internet censorship, Turkmenistan is blocking Google Play, Lebanon is blocking Grindr and Brazil is chipping away at is FOI law.

Mining disaster in Brazil shows that Bolsonaro's pledge to loosen up sector regulation is totally insane

On his inauguration, Bolsonaro criticized the mining regulators and vowed to loosen up the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

Divided they stand: Caribbean nations take sides on Venezuela

Maduro reportedly told members of the diplomatic corps that he had spoken to CARICOM leaders and was "open to mediation talks in 'Trinidad and Tobago or wherever'. . .

Reports of internet blocks and media censorship as power struggle tensions escalate in Venezuela

Internet access is being blocked intermittently and radio stations are being censored as Venezuela's political crisis intensifies.

Caribbean nations hesitate to recognise Venezuela's Guaidó

"If the regional powers break Venezuela, guess who picks up the pieces? Neighbouring countries, that's who."

‘Nobody knows what will come next': Venezuelans rally in strongest challenge to Maduro yet

"In 2014, having the security services pull the plug on the Maduro regime was a fantasy. In 2017, it was a hope. In 2019, it’s the plan"

Under Peña Nieto, Mexican journalists endured threats, killings — and digital surveillance, say researchers

"If they killed Javier Valdez [the] most protected member in the field, what can the rest of us expect? It is as if we all have a target on our...

A year-long rotating Twitter campaign will share the voices of 50 indigenous language digital activists

Join Rising Voices as we celebrate linguistic diversity during the International Year of Indigenous Languages, with a Twitter campaign amplifying the experiences of indigenous language digital activists in Latin America

Venezuela's crisis of political legitimacy has rocked Wikipedia — and might have led to its blocking

Venezuelan Wikipedians are at war over a question rattling the country: Who has legitimate claim to the presidency?

A community newspaper won't let Brazil forget its worst environmental disaster

The newspaper was born out of a workshop with a local photo agency, where survivors raised concerns about the way Brazil's mainstream media was telling their stories.

A plane carrying seven indigenous people disappeared in the Amazon rainforest, but few in Brazil are talking about it

The search for survivors was suspended by the Air Force after 15 days. Despite being noted by some media outlets, the case is almost undiscussed in the country.

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