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· March, 2010

Stories about Latin America from March, 2010

23 March 2010

Guatemala: Transport Blockades as Protest

USA: In Census, Only Some Races Count

Census forms are being delivered to all U.S. households this month, but some citizens complain that the question on race does not offer enough answers to give an accurate picture...

Venezuela: Concerns About Controls on the Internet

Debate is heating up in Venezuela after decrees and statements from President Hugo Chávez, who questioned how the Internet is being used in the country. Many are interpreting these statements...

22 March 2010

Chile: Changes in Government Websites with Arrival of New Administration

Many Chileans noticed that some government websites no longer contain photos or information from the previous administration, and they are wondering whether it was a deliberate message sent from the...

Cuba: Feeling the Tremors

20 March 2010

“Damas de Blanco:” A Week of Protest in Cuba

Cuba's Damas de Blanco protests come on the heels of a flutter of international condemnation incited by the hunger striker Orlando Zapata Tamayo's death last month. Wednesday's crackdown by Cuban...

18 March 2010

Chile: Tu Sunami jabs at President, quakes and aftershocks

Blogging about the Caribbean's Repeating Islands

An interview with Ivette Romero-Cesareo and Lisa Paravisini-Gebert, the scholar-bloggers behind Repeating Islands, a blog that covers Caribbean literature, art, and culture and cuts across the region's language barriers.

Peru: The Pardon of José Enrique Crousillat

Former Peruvian television businessman José Enrique Crousillat had been serving a jail sentence for accepting bribes, when he was granted a pardon by President Alan García for humanitarian reasons, and...

17 March 2010

Colombia: Results from March 14 Elections

On Sunday March 14, Colombians went to the polls to elect legislative representatives. It was also viewed as a barometer of what could happen in the May 30 presidential elections.

Ecuador: The Yasuni-ITT Initiative

In 2007, the Ecuadorian government unveiled the Yasuni-ITT Initiative, which would call for the oil reserves found in the Yasuni National Park to remain underground in exchange for compensation from...

16 March 2010

Colombia: Confusing Ballots on Election Day

During the Colombian elections held on March 14, one complaint became common: the ballots were confusing because of its format, which frustrated many voters.

Cuba: Surviving the Deluge

Belarus diversifies oil deliveries

Honduras: The Murder of Journalist David Meza

15 March 2010

Costa Rica: Bicycles, Birthdays and Teachers

Costa Rica: New Traffic Law Takes Effect

The new Traffic Law in Costa Rica recently went into effect, which raised the amount of fines and allowed for a higher blood-alcohol level for drunk drivers, of which Costa...

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