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· August, 2009

Stories about Latin America from August, 2009

24 August 2009

Peru: Contamination in Mining Town La Oroya

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights recently declared the petition admissible against the Peruvian State for committing human rights abuses against the residents of the mining city of La Oroya.

Ecuador: Flyers Announcing “Social Cleansing”

Uruguay: ITC Plan for Upcoming Election Cycle

Guatemala: Study to See if Metro Train is Realistic

23 August 2009

Brazil: On the meaning of “Minorities with a majority complex”

A catchphrase uttered by Senator Renan Calheiros in an argument with another senator reinforces the presumption of a long-standing rivalry between São Paulo and the rest of Brazil.

Ecuador: Continuing to Face the H1N1 Virus

With the number of deaths due to the H1N1 virus across the region reaching 1300, Ecuadorians provide their opinions on how the media is informing citizens, as well as a...

21 August 2009

Puerto Rico: Public News Channel Dismantled

The newsroom of Puerto Rico's only public channel was practically dismantled recently, allegedly due to budget cuts. The Puerto Rican blogosphere has been loaded with comments.

Peru: Proposal Shortens Time for Media to Correct Inexact Information

The Peruvian Congress has begun to debate a bill that shortens the time for “inexact information” to be corrected by the media. Many journalists and bloggers are wondering who will...

19 August 2009

Dominican Republic: Solving the Issue of Power Outages

Power outages are a daily reality for the Dominican Republic. The government has not been able to solve the issue of the blackouts, but hope the new head of the...

Dominican Republic: Treasure Trove

Chile: Personal Site of Leo Prieto Hacked

Guatemala: The Production of Cobán Wine

Panama: New Ambassador to the United States