· September, 2013

Stories about Latin America from September, 2013

Colombia's Agrarian Strike Enters Fourth Week

  17 September 2013

After three tense weeks, Colombia´s rural national strike continues with no white smoke on the horizon. To contain the spreading crisis, the government of Juan Manuel Santos, under pressure from peasant strikers who have blocked several crucial highways, has followed a three-pronged strategy that has thus far proved ineffective. Nazih...

Chile Coup Recounted Through Interactive Storytelling

  16 September 2013

The online version of Chilean newspaper La Tercera released an interactive, multimedia special [es, en] on the 40th anniversary of the coup against Salvador Allende. Mariana Santos worked with the team behind this project as an ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow. Mariana says that “the goal was to tell this...

Chilean Education: ‘No More Market Mechanisms, No More SIMCE’

  12 September 2013

Stop SIMCE [es] or (“Alto al SIMCE” in Spanish) is a campaign organized by a group of academics, teachers and students who want to put an end to the Education Quality Measurement System (SIMCE for its initials in Spanish), a standardized testing system used to evaluate Chilean students. The group explains...

VIDEO: Exploring the Galapagos Islands with Google Maps

  12 September 2013

Google Maps has released a video on their trip “to collect 360-degree Street View imagery” of the Galapagos Islands. The blog Lat Long explains: The extensive Street View imagery of the Galapagos Islands will not only allow armchair travellers to experiences the islands from their desktop computer, but it will also play...

400 Cuban Doctors Go to Brazil

  11 September 2013

David Oliveira de Souza, a doctor and professor from the Research Institute of the Sirio-Libanés Hospital, sent an open letter to the more than four hundred Cuban doctors who recently arrived in Brazil and who constitute the first group of a total of 4,000 physicians who are expected to come to this...

Racism Greets Imported Cuban Doctors in Brazil

  11 September 2013

To strengthen its lagging public health care system, Brazil has brought in hundreds of Cuban doctors to provide much-needed care throughout the country. Some of Brazil's doctors are not happy.

Colombian Teachers Begin National Strike

  10 September 2013

Teachers from the Colombian Federation of Educators FECODE [es] have started [es] a national strike to demand better health plans, an end to “the policy of privatization” in education, and other issues [es]. The strike will include regional protests and a march towards Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. Catalina Vanegas...

Journalism, Activism and Passion: A Look at Citizen Media in Brazil

  9 September 2013

[All links lead to Portuguese language pages] “Citizen Media encompasses passion” and “does away with the arrogance of journalists”, states Débora Medeiros, co-editor of the Portuguese language branch of Global Voices. She was referring to the circulation of information over the net during an interview with Brazilian e-magazine, ‘Impressão Digital 126′ (#ID126)....

Protests Called for Brazil's Independence Day

  7 September 2013

Brazil is getting ready for the celebration of Independence Day, September 7, 2013, with the massive protests of June and July still in mind. More than 400,000 people have confirmed on Facebook their intention to participate in the protests that will take place in about 150 cities. The Facebook page that...

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