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· January, 2012

Stories about Chile from January, 2012

Chile: Mapping Chile with OpenStreetMap

In El Quinto Poder [es], Marcelo Aliaga writes about OpenStreetMap (OSM), “a free editable map of the whole world,” and the OSM community in Chile. He invites Chileans to participate...

Chile: 15 Songs from 2011

Roberto Carreño recommends [es] 15 Chilean songs released during 2011.

Elizabeth Rivera, Global Voices Author and Translator

In this interview, Elizabeth Rivera, Global Voices author and translator, tells us a little bit about her life and the motives that drive her to voluntarily collaborate with Global Voices....

Chile: Crowd Funding a Mapuche-Inspired Mobile Game

Digital communication and social network consultant Paloma Baytelman [es] explains crowd funding in her personal blog. She shares the experience of “Pewen Collector” [es], a mobile game inspired by the...

Latin America: Museum Releases Digital Archive of 20th-Century Art

The International Center for Arts of the Americas (ICCA) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has released a digital archive of 20th-century Latin American and Latino art, which, “is...

A Guide to Crowdsourcing in Latin America

Crowdsourcing allows anyone with an Internet connection to generate useful content for the masses. In Latin America, numerous crowdsourcing projects have arisen that respond to the needs and emergencies that...

Chile: Discrimination, Media Ethics, and the Case of #InesPerez

Inés Pérez, a resident of a gated community that prohibits domestic workers to enter by foot, quickly became the subject of online scorn after an interview on Chilean television. When...

Latin American Sites and Bloggers Protest PIPA and SOPA

Several Latin American blogs like SitioCero [es], alt1040 [es], and Sentidos Comunes [es] have joined the online protests against U.S. anti-piracy bills SOPA and PIPA. Some are speaking out against...

Video Highlights: Activism, Freedom of Speech, Identity and Culture

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Middle East and North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, Western, Eastern and Central Europe, East Asia and Latin America,...

Latin America: Politicians’ #TwitterFail

Erwin, in The Latin Americanist, highlights four recent social media interactions which have hurt the image of politicians in Chile, Colombia, Cuba, and Mexico.

Chile: Controversy Over Change from ‘Dictatorship’ to ‘Military Government’ in School Textbooks

Greg Weeks explains the controversy over a decision to use ‘military government’ instead of ‘dictatorship’ in school textbooks: “Even if children don't bother reading them, their teachers will be using...

Chile: Would Cheaper Books Promote More Reading?

Enzo Abbagliati blogs [es] about a recurring discussion in Chile: removing or decreasing the IVA (value added tax) on books to promote more reading.

Chile: Wildfire in Torres del Paine Shocks Netizens

A massive fire in national park Torres del Paine has shocked Chilean netizens, who have expressed their concerns, anger, sadness and hope that it will soon be controlled. "Torres del...

Latin America, 2011: A Year Marked by Social Movements

Citizens across the world took to the streets in 2011, and Latin America was no exception. In this post we look at the social movements that marked 2011 in South...

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