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· July, 2012

Stories about Latin America from July, 2012

26 July 2012

Video: Let's go to Markets Around the World

Markets are full of colors, sounds and life, no matter where in the world they are. Join us as we visit - through images and videos - markets in El...

Colombia: The Environmental Heritage of the Country is Threatened by Mining

London Olympics: Ambush Marketers Be Warned!

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) has taken stringent measures to try to ensure no ‘ambush marketing’ tactics are used during the London 2012 Olympics. A common...

Brazil: Deported Activist Returns to Denounce Mining Company Vale

Jeremias Vunjanhe, a Mozambican journalist and activist, was prevented from entering Brazil during Rio+20. After civil society movements and organisations mobilised, Jeremias returned to the country to denounce the actions...

25 July 2012

Puerto Rico: It's a Bird… It's a Plane… It's Aslan!

Aslan is one of Puerto Rico's most innovative street artists. Using an iPhone and the photo application Instagram, his series of airplane photographs, #parriba (upwards), is perhaps his most ambitious...

Venezuela: Filmmakers Explore Urban Realities

On Caracas' 445th birthday, Laura Vidal shares the work of three filmmakers who give netizens inside and outside Venezuela a different perspective of the Venezuelan capital.

Argentina: A Tour Through Rosario and its Architecture

The city of Rosario, located 300 km from the city of Buenos Aires in Argentina, offers lovers of architecture a tour of history through its buildings, which mark the era...

Paraguay: Citizens Reject Rio Tinto's Aluminium Smelter Project

24 July 2012

Peru: President Humala ‘Reshuffles’ Cabinet

Cuba: Pro-Democracy Leader Oswaldo Payá Dies in Car Crash

"Money from the United States is not going to drive change in Cuba. […] The problem is in Cuba, and the solution is in Cuba, between Cubans" - Oswaldo Payá...

Colombia: Locals Concerned Over Media's Slant on Cauca Conflict

The indigenous people of the Cauca department, in southwestern Colombia, are concerned that the media is misrepresenting their struggle to expel legal and illegal armed groups from their territory. Netizens...

Mexico: Tijuana's Unexpected Cinema Movement

Mexican border city Tijuana has an international reputation as both a dangerous town and a temptingly thrilling spring break destination. However, it is now in the international spotlight for a...

Colombia: “Are We Truly Independent?”

On Colombia's Independence Day, bloggers and Twitter users expressed all sorts of opinions on the Internet. While some commemorated the day by showing their pride for being Colombian, others commented...

23 July 2012

Paraguay: Tweets for Federico Franco on his Birthday

Peru: Gearing Up for the London 2012 Olympics

Just a few days before the London 2012 Olympic Games kick off, Peruvian netizens share their views and thoughts about this important sports event.

Colombia: Scientific Community Concerned Over Resignation of Top Official

The resignation of Jaime Restrepo Cuartas, director of the Administrative Department of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Colciencias, has raised concern among the scientific community about the future of Colciencias (the...

Brazil/Portugal: Homophobia and the “Apparent Invisibility” of LGBT

22 July 2012

Mexico: Combating Water Crisis by Climbing Mountains

The Challenge is to raise awareness about the water and sanitation crisis all over the world and raise money to ensure safe water for people. The founder of Challenge 21,...

Colombia: A Lab for Social Sciences

Peru: Court Reduces Sentence for Members of Death Squad

On Friday, July 20, the Peruvian Supreme Court announced its decision to shorten from 25 to 20 years the imprisonment sentence for top members of the Colina Group, a death...