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· September, 2013

Stories about Latin America from September, 2013

17 September 2013

Victor Jara: Music In Search of Justice 40 Years After His Murder

The musical legacy of Victor Jara transcends national borders, just as the call to justice requires the extradition of one of the soldiers who murdered him 40 years ago.

Mixing Politics at Live Concert in Cuba Gets Musician Banned

What did pianist Robertico Carcassés say at the concert for "Los Cinco" in Havana? And what happened afterwards? Elaine Díaz tells us.

Tropical Storm ‘Manuel’ Leaves Acapulco Under Water

34 deaths and thousands of victims have been reported; additionally, 40,000 tourists are trapped.

Colombia's Agrarian Strike Enters Fourth Week

Brazilian Artists Unite to Save Lions in Kenya

16 September 2013

Chile Coup Recounted Through Interactive Storytelling

Ancient Pyramid Destroyed in Peru as Developers Eye Land

Peruvians are struggling to protect a 4,000-year-old archaeological site that is being threatened by real estate development.

14 September 2013

Where Parody Ends and Politics Begin: Comedians Running for Office

One of the members of Portugal's well-known parody group Homens da Luta is running for mayor. In Portugal and Brazil, celebrities running for office is nothing new.

13 September 2013

Labour Code Promotes Debate on Sexuality and Racism in Cuba

Cuban bloggers debate the inclusion of rights on grounds of gender, sexuality, racial identity and disability, among others, in the Labour Code draft.

11 September 2013

400 Cuban Doctors Go to Brazil

Cuba Colors Itself Yellow for “Los Cinco” Prisoners in the U.S.

It has already been 15 years since the arrest of five Cubans who infiltrated anti-Castro groups in Miami. A new campaign is demanding the release of the four remaining prisoners.

‘Never Again': Chileans Look Back on Coup, 40 Years On

Forty years ago today, Chilean socialist President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a coup d’état which marked the beginning of a 17 year-long military dictatorship led by Augusto Pinochet.

Allende and Pinochet, the Comparison that Divides Chileans

The 40th anniversary of the coup d'état that overthrew Salvador Allende has revived the debate about the Allende government and the legacy of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship.

Racism Greets Imported Cuban Doctors in Brazil

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.

10 September 2013

Indigenous Demand Investigation into Massacre at Nacahuil, Guatemala

Gunmen killed 11 people and wounded 28 more over the weekend in a village near Guatemala City, where indigenous communities struggle to preserve their territory free from mining and militarization.

Colombian Teachers Begin National Strike

Hundreds of Chileans File Complaints Against TV Show on Pinochet Dictatorship

The complaints against the program suggest that Chile is still divided by an event that marked its history 40 years ago.

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