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· April, 2011

Stories about Latin America from April, 2011

Guatemala: Remembering the Death of Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera

Cuba, U.S.A.: Tamayo to Leave with Son's Remains

Argentina: Bloggers Discuss Inflation

Inflation has long been a subject of controversy in Argentina, and as such is a recurring topic for discussion among bloggers. As an important political issue, it is expected to...

Brazil: An e-Book to Understand Social Media

Mexico: Northern States Hit by Wildfires

Peru: Analyzing Alternative Energy Sources

Chile: Poet Gonzalo Rojas Dies at Age 93

Puerto Rico: ‘Speak Your Mind’ Online

Under the slogan "Speak your Mind," the online magazine Qiibo covers everyday Puerto Rican politics and the latest entertainment and technology news. Global Voices author Cesar Santiago interviewed the staff...

Dominican Republic: Advice for the President

Puerto Rico: Petition against Violence

Argentina: Croatian Community Reacts to Sentence of General Ante Gotovina

On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) handed down sentences to the Croatian generals Ante Gotovina, Mladen Markač and Ivan Cermak. Gotovina and Markac...

Brazil: LGBT Scene Under Discussion

With recent legal advances and a proposed bill that criminalises homophobia in the Brazilian Senate, cases of violence against LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) groups and expressions of prejudice and...

Puerto Rico: Music on the Street

Puerto Rico: Art for a Cause

Cuba: Reflection before the Congress of the Communist Party

Brazil: Friends and Advocates of a Street Full of Trees

Puerto Rico: Debate on Domestic Violence Continues

In Puerto Rico, the public debate on domestic violence has reached a boiling point. Individuals and organizations react online, and offline, to the recent court decisions regarding the application of...

Cuba: Fonseca Released

Chile: Nurse Expedites Organ Transport Using Twitter

Cristina Bizama, a nurse at Talca hospital in Chile, has devised a way to speed up the transport of organs from the city of Talca to the capital, Santiago, some...

Guatemala: Maximón and Other Holy Week Traditions

The different and special elements of religiosity in Guatemala make Holy Week (in Spanish, 'Semana Santa') quite a unique experience. Somehow the Catholic religion has been "hacked" to incorporate indigenous...

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