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· November, 2012

Stories about Latin America from November, 2012

Brazilian Guarani Community Denounces ‘Poisoned’ River

A video showing the contamination of the Ypo'i river, near the settlement of an indigenous Guarani community, in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, has been circulating on...

2012 Census is Undergoing in Bolivia

Bolivia holds today, November 21, the National Census of Population and Housing 2012. Citizens are restricted from leaving their homes until 23.59 hrs local time. Media, bloggers and netizens are...

Brazilian Court Suspends Eviction Order of Indigenous Guarani-Kaiowá

The mass online mobilization that followed an appeal from the Guaraní-Kaiowá indigenous community of Pyelito Kue in Mato Grosso do Sul gave crucial support to their struggle to resist expulsion...

Reflections After Argentina's #8N Protests

Through Twitter and blogs, Argentines (and some foreigners) has been analyzing the present and the future of the country after the massive anti-government protests held on November 8, 2012 (#8N).

Bolivia, Do You Have Internet?

After more than a decade, Bolivia’s National Census of Population and Housing will be held on November 21, 2012. There is only one question regarding Internet access, and it inquires...

Ibero-America: Free Software Assessment Report 2012

The recently released Free Software Assessment Report 2012 shows the opinion, assessment and preferences of more than 5,000 people from Spain and Latin America. The study published in its fourth...

Nicaraguan Blog Contest Focuses on Human Rights

Hagamos Democracia (“Let's make democracy”) invites netizens to participate in the “Let's make a blog” contest, which aims [es] to, encourage in Nicaragua the creation of communication spaces that inform...

Thousands March Against Repression in Costa Rica

On November 15, thousands of citizens participated in a march in response to the confrontations that occurred during a previous demonstration on November 8. In addition to renewing their protest...

“The Needle” Threads Another Story of Puerto Rican Trans Community

The sidewalks on the main avenues of San Juan’s donwtown sector of Santurce feature members from Puerto Rico’s trans community working the street corners. “The Needle”, a new documentary directed...

Chileans Protest in Support of Gaza

The latest hostilities between the Israeli government and Hamas in the Gaza Strip prompted an unusual protest in front of the Israeli Embassy in Santiago, Chile. Reactions come from a...

An Invitation to Discuss Reforms to Costa Rica's Cybercrime Law

Ticoblogger invites [es] netizens to discuss [es] proposed reforms to Costa Rica's Cybercrime Law. The site calls on bloggers, Twitter users and blog readers to analyze and report any errors...

Costa Rica: Protest in Defense of Social Security Ends in Riots

Several groups throughout Costa Rica participated in a demonstration in San José last November 8, 2012, in defense of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS). The demonstration ended in...

A Sunday of Mourning in the Dominican Republic

Thousands of Dominicans dressed in mourning this past Sunday 11th November, in different parts of the country and abroad, in a strong demonstration against the government and corruption.

An Initiative to Keep Portuguese Language Teaching in French Universities

Portuguese is the sixth most-spoken language in the world, and there are about two million Portuguese speakers in France. Geneviève Fioraso, the French Minister of Higher Education and Research, said...

Peru: The Real Meaning of Christmas

Peruvian blogger Cyrano from Columna 17 [es] rants about the urge [es] some people feel during the last days of the year: It doesn't matter at all the real meaning...

Latin American Youth Against Corruption

Andrea Arzaba shares a video where she interviews Latin American youth leading projects in favor of transparency and accountability. These young leaders participated in the Third Global Voices Against Corruption...

Interview with Salvadoran Indigenous Leader

“Our philosophy as indigenous peoples is to have our land, as she is our mother”, Shandur says. “We need to have our land, to have our fruit, rather than money.”...

Blogging the Earthquake's Aftermath from Huitán, Guatemala

The blog for the community library Mi Nuevo Mundo (My new world) from the Huitán village has been sharing photos and reports of the aftermath of the 7.4-magnitude earthquake that...

Blogging Contest Focuses on Child Development

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced its first contest for bloggers, which will focus on issues related to child development.

Colombian Hip-Hop Artists, Victims of Medellín's Wave of Violence

Residents of Colombia's Comuna 13, a neighborhood in Medellín infamous for its high levels of insecurity, are mourning the deaths of two well-known hip-hop artists who were killed in the...

About our Latin America coverage

Melissa Vida is the Latin America Spanish-language editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

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