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· January, 2012

Stories about Latin America from January, 2012

Brazil: Indigenous Leader Criticizes “Developmentism” Policies

Brazil: Military Police Asks “Understanding” on Pinheirinho Eviction by E-mail

Guatemala: Former Dictator Efraín Rios Montt Questioned for Genocide

On January 26, a judge ruled that former de facto President Efraín Rios Montt will stand trial for genocide; the same day, Guatemala's Congress ratified the Rome Statute of the...

Colombia: First Reactions to #TwitterCensorship

Colombia: Rector of University of Tolima Resigns

Chile: 15 Songs from 2011

Video Highlights: Music, Indigenous Initiatives, Indignation and Wonder

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Latin America, East Asia, Middle East and North Africa and Eastern and Central Europe, selected by Juliana Rincón...

Video: Online Media by and for Indigenous People

Cuba: Internet as a Public Good

Cuba: Knocking & Entering

Mexico: An Interactive Map of the Drug War

Nicaragua: The Struggle for Food Sovereignty

Argentina: Diplomatic Conflict With United Kingdom Over Falklands

The conflict between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands has intensified over the past decade. Netizens are divided between those who believe that Argentina...

Peru: MOVADEF – The Return of the Shining Path?

In the afternoon of January 20, the National Elections Board made known its decision that it was denying, for the second time, the registration of MOVADEF (Movement for Amnesty and...

Brazil: “Massacre of Pinheirinho” Causes an Uproar

The violent eviction of the community of Pinheirinho, in the city of São José dos Campos, in the state of São Paulo, became known as "Massacre of Pinheirinho" after a...

Puerto Rico: Debating Maripily

Puerto Rico: Fear or Loathing?

Caribbean: TEDx Shows “Ideas Worth Spreading”

“Ideas worth spreading.” With this simple slogan, TED.com, which began in 1984 as an annual conference devoted to technology, entertainment and design, has infiltrated the Internet and empowered people in...

Paraguay: Learn the Correct Use of Social Networks, a Resolution for 2012

Venezuela: The Essence of African Music in Videos

Venezuela’s African origins can be strongly felt in the music and culture of the country’s coastal regions. Social networking sites play an important role in helping people to become more...

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