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· May, 2010

Stories about Latin America from May, 2010

22 May 2010

Latin America: Internet Day Festivities Across Region

Internet Day is an event that started in Spain in 2005 and has been spreading throughout the world thanks to the United Nations, which designated May 17 as the World...

Uruguay: Silent March Remembering Disappeared Detainees

This year marked the 15th silent march that takes place every May 20 in remembrance of those detained and disappeared during the military dictatorship of Uruguay.

21 May 2010

Cuba: Monitoring Arrests

Ever since the February, 2010 death of Orlando Zapato Tamayo, the first Cuban hunger striker to perish in 40 years, the situation in the island appears to have become even...

Puerto Rico: Violent Confrontation With Demonstrators

Last night, as the governor of Puerto Rico Luis Fortuño held a political fundraiser at the Sheraton Hotel in San Juan, students and supporters clashed with special police forces who...

Puerto Rico: The University Protest seen through Online Video

The University of Puerto Rico's month long protest against budget cuts is still going strong. Through online video the students hunkered down inside the Rio Piedras campus keep the information...

Argentina: Rocker Gustavo Cerati Suffers Stroke After Concert

During a concert in Venezuela, Argentinean rock star Gustavo Cerati suffered a stroke, which was followed by an outpouring of support by fans, as well as false rumors of his...

Brazil: 5XFavela: Art Breaking Social and Cultural Barriers

5X Favela is a social and cultural project that resulted in a feature film about the country's favelas being presented this week at the Cannes Film Festival. It is the...

20 May 2010

Uruguay: First Woman Elected as Intendant of Montevideo

Ana Olivera, a member of the Uruguayan Communist Party was elected Municipal Intendant of Montevideo. Her candidacy and the politics and history behind it gave social media users and bloggers...

Colombia: Presidential Candidates Answered Questions Asked on Youtube

Colombian political website La Silla Vacía [es] (The Empty Chair) with the support of TV news channel NTN24 organized a presidential debate where candidates answered questions people submitted through online...

18 May 2010

Brazil: Ants Protest Insecticide

Puerto Rico: Second national strike in less than a year

The student movement and the strike they have sustained for almost a month at the main campus of the state-run University of Puerto Rico (UPR) and in 10 of the...

Peru: Lima Electric Train Project Resumes

Guatemala: One Year After Death of Rodrigo Rosenberg

17 May 2010

Puerto Rico: In Solidarity

Chile: The Rebirth After the Earthquake Tragedy

The 2010 Global Voices Citizen Media Summit sought to engage Chilean bloggers through a blogging competition organized in collaboration with the organization OCD Iberoamérica. Here is the winning post written...

Ecuador: Science and Technology Fair in Catacocha

16 May 2010

Mexico: Revelations of Crimes by Father Maciel

In Mexico, nearly 2 years after the death of Roman Catholic priest, Father Marcial Maciel, who founded the order the Legion of Christ, additional details of the crimes of abuse...