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· November, 2012

Stories about Latin America from November, 2012

20 November 2012

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).

19 November 2012

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

Nicaraguan Blog Contest Focuses on Human Rights

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...

15 November 2012

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

14 November 2012

Latin American Youth Against Corruption

Technology for Transparency Network

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

13 November 2012

Blogging the Earthquake's Aftermath from Huitán, Guatemala

Rising Voices

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

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...

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