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· June, 2013

Stories about Latin America from June, 2013

21 June 2013

PR Jingle Becomes Brazil Protest Hymn

Social Media Plays Crucial Role in Brazil's ‘Vinegar Revolt’ Protests

Citizens all across Brazil are collaboratively covering the street protests that erupted nationwide this June. A number of new websites, tools and blogs have emerged to help publicize complaints and...

20 June 2013

Inter-oceanic Canal Project Leads to Doubt and Rejection in Nicaragua

A controversial law granting a Chinese company the concession to build an inter-oceanic canal in Nicaragua has generated great discussion among the population. Although the law was passed by the...

A Year of Demanding Justice in Paraguay: What Happened in Curuguaty?

A year after a clash that resulted in the death of 11 farm workers and 6 police officers in Curuguaty, Paraguay, organizations that defend human rights and farm workers point...

Peruvian Rock Band Wins Festival in Russia

ABRE LATAM: Open Data Unconference

19 June 2013

Colombia: Learning from Vallenato

Amongst Colombian Twitter users, the trend of publishing phrases from Vallenato songs -under the tag #Elvallenatomeenseñó (Vallenato taught me)- has emerged, with the intention of highlighting famous lyrics immortalised in...

Brazil: “Gay Cure” Approved by Chamber of Deputies

Miguel Bosé on Peruvian Cuisine

Ecuador Passes Controversial Communications Law

After almost four years of debate, the Ecuadorian National Assembly passed a controversial Law of Communications propelled by President Rafael Correa. While government authorities have celebrated the passage of the...

18 June 2013

Nothing Can Stop Brazil's Vinegar Revolt, Not Even FIFA

As the international Confederation Cup football tournament played on in Brazil, massive protests against rising bus fares spread throughout the country.

Caribbean: Is Somebody Watching?

The ongoing saga with U.S. Internet surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden has captured the attention of the world. In two blog posts, one from Trinidad and Tobago and the other from...

Cuba: Another Brick in the Wall?

Brazil: Repression at FIFA Confederations Cup in Rio de Janeiro

Julian Assange, Calle 13, and Twitter Users Write a Song Together

René Pérez, from the musical group Calle 13, and Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, gathered ideas and suggestions from Twitter users to write a song together that will go...

17 June 2013

VIDEO: ‘Vinegar Revolt’ Bus Fare Protests Spread Across Brazil

The waves of protests against a bus fare increase in São Paulo is moving beyond the city limits and becoming a national movement.

PHOTOS: World Day Against Monsanto in Mexico

Rise in Gas Prices Revives Debate over Campaign Promise in Peru

President Humala had promised to set the price to 12 soles (around 4.39 U.S. dollars). But the problem with hydrocarbons is more complex on the international scene.

Fed up with ‘Rats’, Mexicans Support ‘Candidate Cat Morris’ for Mayor

The people of the state of Veracruz express their support for Morris, a cat who is "running" for the upcoming mayoral elections on July 7 under the slogan of “no...

Free Bus Fare Protest Posters in Brazil

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