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· September, 2011

Stories about Latin America from September, 2011

Chile: Students Protest Mayor's Decision

New Partnership Between Global Voices and El Colombiano

Global Voices in Spanish has a new agreement with El Colombiano, the leading newspaper of the vigorous city of Medellin, which will allow their readers to access Global Voices content...

Bolivia: Cochabamba Vigil in Protest of Police Repression

Bolivia: Police Repression is a Violation of Human Rights

Bolivia: Mobilization in Support of Indigenous Marchers

In the past month, indigenous highway protest marchers in Bolivia have received widespread support from residents of cities on their route donating food and supplies, as well as from many...

Bolivia: Police Repression of Indigenous Marchers in Yucumo

The Bolivian indigenous march against a planned highway reached a standstill with the blockade of pro-government groups in the town of Yucumo. On September 25, uniformed police officers launched tear...

Brazil: The Real Value of Half Price Tickets

Even though there is a federal law in Brazil for half price tickets to cultural shows - as the greatest portion of the public can only afford half of the...

Chile: Twitter Trending Topics and #yomarchoel22

Ecuador: Digital Illiteracy Rate in Loja

El Salvador: Digital Newspaper Publishes Wikileaks Cables

Puerto Rico: Dealing with the Murder Rate

Cuba: “Damas” Targeted Again

Cuba: Historic Wedding

Puerto Rico: Lecture on Planning and Development

Colombia: Outrage at President of Congress Over Oil Subsidy

Last week, Juan Manuel Corzo, Senator and president of Colombia's Congress, caused outrage on social networks when he tried to justify a fuel subsidy for congresspeople. The issue became "personal"...

Update on Global Voices Mentorship: Meet the Activists

For over a month, ten Global Voices bloggers have been working with activists from ten different countries as mentors of members of the new Blogger Swarm initiative of Activista, the...

Video: Water Bottle Lights and Other Eco-Friendly Inventions

Solar lights and hot water heaters from plastic water bottles, houses made from trash and a way to do without plastic bags are some of the projects making reducing, reusing...

Cuba: “Capitalism of the Castros”

Cuba: “Damas” March Tomorrow

Mexico: Uproar Over Twitter Law Proposed by Veracruz Governor

A controversial law in Mexico could imprison those who spread rumors through social networks on the charge of "disturbing public order". Mexicans are speaking out against the law, which has...

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