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· July, 2013

Stories about Latin America from July, 2013

Peru: From Prison, With All Our Heart

Every year, the Foundation Against Cancer of Peru [es] carries out a fundraising campaign called “Ponle corazón” [Put your heart in it] for children with cancer. Affected because in the...

Honduran Indigenous Leader Killed

This is a story of exploitation of Honduras’ natural resources, and of popular opposition to their destructive effects, largely ignored outside activist media outlets. RAJ in Honduras Culture and Politics...

PHOTO: Bloody Protests Outside Brazilian Bus Baron Wedding

While the wedding of Beatriz Barata (the granddaughter of the owner of the largest bus company in Rio de Janeiro) with Francisco Feitosa Filho (heir of the same industry conglomerate in the...

Puerto Rican Artist Shares Her Passion for Paper

Aydasara Ortega's Facebook wall has been transformed into an exhibit space, where she and others, "reclaim their physical and mental space" by making hand-crafted paper.

Mexico Becomes Destination for Migrants

Rudi Solaris left his native Honduras because his fellow cops tried to kill him. Levi Bridges tell his story in our series on Migrant Journeys in Latin America.

Snowden, the NSA, and Latin America: Beyond the Headlines

While the U.S. media has focused on the response of Latin American leaders to the incident involving Evo Morales' plane being rerouted in Europe, the debate in the region on...

Puerto Rico a Hub for Spying on Latin America

The Center of Investigative Journalism of Puerto Rico reported that in a series of classified documents leaked by Edward Snowden, it appears that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and...

New Sugar Cane Farming Bill in Brazil Threatens Amazon

Brazil has passed a law authorizing the cultivation of sugar cane for the first time in areas of the Amazon forest and surrounding wetlands and savanna, causing concern among environmentalists.

The State of the Internet in Bolivia

In Bolivia we have 1.4 million Internet connections. […] 82.5% of Internet connections are concentrated in the ‘axis’ departments (La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz). Global Voices contributor Pablo Andrés...

Peru: The Mysterious Bag

Peruvian blogger Cyrano from Columna 17 [es] shares a curious incident he experienced some days ago, when a salesman knocked on his door and offered him [es] a set of...

Intra-urban Displacement in Medellín, Colombia

[…] ultimately, every one of the thousands of people displaced within Medellin faces the same grim choice: Lose your house, job, and community — or lose your life. James Bargent...

Global Voices Launches Partnership with North American Congress on Latin America

Global Voices and The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) have launched a new partnership that will combine Global Voices’ focus on citizen media and NACLA’s analysis and expertise...

Decisive Moment for Pro-Immigration Movement in the United States

It has been almost 30 years since the U.S. pro-immigration movement has gotten so close to witnessing the passage of comprehensive legislation. The immigration bill that has been circling the...

Venezuela's President Offers Asylum to Edward Snowden

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro offered political asylum to Edward Snowden, creating controversy within and outside of the country, in addition to intensifying tense relations with the United States of America.

Immigrants on U.S Immigration Reform

As usual, the one thing the media aren’t covering is what the immigrants themselves think about immigration reform. In Upside Down World, David L. Wilson writes about a meeting held...

Football Stars Duke it Out in Lima for Messi Charity

The so-called "duel of the giants" generated lots of hype in the Peruvian capital of Lima, with the visit of Argentinian football star Lionel Messi for a charity match with...

100% Humidity in Lima, Peru

Peruvian newspapers reported [es] on Thursday, July 4, 2013, that humidity in Lima reached 100% [es]. Lima residents expressed their opinions on Twitter using the hashtag #humedad [humidity].

Brazil Stockpiles Arsenal of Non-Lethal Weapons Ahead of World Cup

The Brazilian government has purchased thousands upon thousands of non-lethal weaponry, including tear gas and Taser guns, from arms firm Condor to use as part of its security strategy during...

Harrison Ford Visits Peru

American actor Harrison Ford arrived in Peru on an unannounced visit [es] to the city of Iquitos, in the Peruvian Amazon. About this, Ismael S. (@Hismael7) [es] tweeted: @Hismael7 [es]:...

Snowden Air Search: “Be Strong” Morales, Latin American Presidents Tweet

One of the most complicated diplomatic scenes of recent years occurred when the airplane of Bolivia's president, Evo Morales, had to make an emergency landing in Vienna, Austria due to...

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

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