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· December, 2012

Stories about Latin America from December, 2012

20 December 2012

Copa Sudamericana Final Ends in Violence

The heated final match of the Copa Sudamericana on the 12th December 2012 at the Morumbi Stadium in São Paulo, between Brazilian team São Paulo FC and Club Atletico Tigre,...

Guaraní language is less spoken in Paraguay

#Sopacriolla: The Tough Road to ISP Regulation in Peru

In a previous post, we commented on the project known as #sopacriolla, an initiative by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism for allegedly collecting contributions for the construction of...

19 December 2012

Caribbean: What Happened in 2012 (Part 1)

This year, events in the regional blogosphere were curiously bookended by hunger strikes. Part 1 of this 2012 recap takes a look at the topics that most shaped online discussion...

Argentina: Remembering December 19, 2001

18 December 2012

Colombia: Where's the Indignation?

Football: Who Holds the Record, Argentina's Messi or Zambia's Chitalu?

Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi has broken most footballing records including the number of goals scored in a season, or has he? An unlikely challenger to Messi's record, who is a...

17 December 2012

Ecuador Creates Electoral ‘Code of Conduct’ for Social Media

The National Electoral Council of Ecuador unveiled a new Code of Conduct for social networks and digital media. Aimed at political stakeholders and ordinary citizens, the goal is to promote...

Immigrants March for Equal Rights in Brazil

On December 2, a protest organised by foreigners residing in São Paulo took to the streets demanding full access to basic rights like health, security and decent work. The participants...

14 December 2012

Brazilian Journalist Assaulted by Police while Covering Demonstration

Ecuador Gets Ready for the 2013 Elections

Ecuadorian netizens are already analyzing candidates for the legislative and presidential elections of February 17, 2013. Many share their reports and reactions under the hashtag #EleccionesEc on Twitter.

12 December 2012

Bolivian Cyber Activists Uncover Potential QR Code Patent

Can the use of QR codes be patented in Bolivia? Cyber activists worked collectively to uncover a potential unlawful patent over the use of QR codes in the country.

Boycott of Puerto Rico's Popular TV Show “La Comay”

The gruesome death of a publicist in a remote sector outside the island’s metropolitan area last month has led to an ongoing saga in which the Puerto Rican public has...

Does Peru have Internet Freedom?

It is increasingly common to hear that a particular country is considering or actually enacting some type of law that would affect Internet freedom. Peru is not immune to this....

Venezuela and the WCIT-12

11 December 2012

A Festival to Celebrate Free Software in Nicaragua

Voices of Dignity – Women Survivors of Colombia's Armed Conflict

Through the powerful testimonies of Yoladis Zúñiga and Petronila Mendoza -two Colombian women who fled their homes after paramilitaries killed their husbands and raided their villages- the multimedia project Voices...

Global Voices: Where Every Voice Counts

Advox

The idea that every voice counts is one that is very close to the notion of Global Voices as a platform and as a community. As netizens unite to have...

What is Web Mapping?

Technology for Transparency Network

In this post we learn more about web mapping with MapBox's Ian Ward, as he explains some of the organization's recent projects and how these visualization tools are improving communication...