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· September, 2009

Stories about Latin America from September, 2009

22 September 2009

Guatemala: The Activism of Massacre Survivor Jesús Tecú

Jesús Tecú survived the Río Negro Massacre in Guatemala. Since then, he has worked as an advocate for the Achí Maya indigenous community. However, Tecú still is under threat, as...

Ecuador: Protests Against Sports Federation in Azuay

Bolivia: Using the XO and Classmates with Community WiFi

21 September 2009

Puerto Rico: Debate on Censorship

The Department of Education of the government of Puerto Rico recently eliminated five books from the eleventh grade curriculum of the public school system. Numerous writers and artists in Puerto...

Peru: Antauro Humala Sentenced for 2005 Attack

Ecuador: Quito Twestival Supporting Social Causes

Uruguay: The Trouble with Buying and iPhone

Bolivia: 43rd Anniversary of “Constructing Progress” in Santa Cruz

20 September 2009

Mexico: Shooting at Balderas Metro Station

A man opened fire at a Mexico City Metro Station killing 2 people, including one civilian attempting to subdue the gunman. The video soon appeared on television and many began...

18 September 2009

Dominican Republic: three poets

Cuba: “mistreating social property”?

Colombia: Love and Friendship day in Online times

September is Love and Friendship month in Colombia, and to celebrate, many participate in gift exchanges, to the chagrin of some who dislike this tradition which has already migrated to...

17 September 2009

Mexico: Spreading the Message of Islam

According to recent Census figures, there are 25,000 Muslims in Mexico, which represents .02% of the population. However, this community is using advertisements on public transportation and digital media to...

Argentina: Decline in Tourism

Mexico: Recent Explosions Around Capital

Video: Call for submissions in Democracy Now Challenge

As the winners of the 2009 Democracy Now Challenge enjoy their reward in the USA, the submission period for the 2010 edition of the contest is opened to allow people...

16 September 2009

Brazil: Bloggers on why there is still racism in the country

Following the discussions on racism brought up a few weeks ago with the story of a black man accused of stealing his own luxury car, Diego Casaes highlights other cases...

Paraguay: No Funds for Education, but Funds for Arms