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· October, 2013

Stories about Latin America from October, 2013

18 October 2013

Declaration on the Future of Internet Cooperation

Chile: Police Special Forces Evict Mapuche Community From Contested Lands

A self-denominated “autonomous” indigenous community, Temucuicui has occupied what they consider to be ancestral lands for over two years, resisting several eviction attempts.

17 October 2013

Chilean Students March to Demand Education Reform One Month Before Elections

The protests are part of ongoing mobilizations calling for an overhaul in the country's education system. This time students are pushing candidates to share specific proposals for education reform.

Rise in Entrepreneurship Reveals Gender Tensions in Cuba

The transformation of the Cuban economic model has caused the flourishing of self-employed work, understood as not employed by the state.

Ecuadorian Women March in Defense of the Amazon

Women leaders from various communities in the Amazon have participated in a "Mobilization for Life" to show their opposition to the president's decision to suspend the environmental Yasuní-ITT initiative.

16 October 2013

On Blog Action Day, Thousands of Blogs on Human Rights

Bloggers around the world, including Global Voices contributors, are highlighting this year's #BAD13 topic: human rights.

Brazil and Germany Debate ‘Democracy in the Digital Era’

Media Factory Accepting Applications for New Media Projects in Latin America

Video: Colombian Artists Sing in Solidarity With Farmers

Although protests and road blocks have stopped, the farmers' struggle for land rights continues.

15 October 2013

“Development For Who?” Guatemalans Resist Hydroelectric Project

Peruvian Congressman Michael Urtecho Accused of Corruption

Urtecho will be suspended for 120 days and charged constitutionally. If proven that Congressman was involved in various corrupt acts, a 15-year jail sentence awaits him.

“What Comb Do You Use?”: Documentary Tackles Race and Hair In Brazil

14 October 2013

Colombia's Problem with Urban Inequality

Can This Be Home? Borderlessness & The Internet Citizen

The Bridge

Countries, borders, and nationalities remain dominant and important in many ways, but they don't feel as sharply defined or as binding as before.

12 October 2013

Why is Cuban Dissident Sonia Garro in Prison?

Garro is a member of the controversial Damas de Blanco, a group of women advocating for the release of political prisoners in Cuba.

11 October 2013

Mexico City Gears Up for 2013 Corona Capital Music Festival

Using the hashtag #CC13, Mexicans express their excitement on Twitter for the Corona Capital 2013 music festival where Travis, Stereophonics and Miles Kane, among others, will perform.

Panama's President Denies Son's Involvement in Italian Scandal

Panamanians took to Twitter to reject the way President Ricardo Martinelli expressed himself when denying reports of his son's involvement in an Italian corruption scandal.

Lima Will Host 2019 Pan American Games

GV Face: Fighting for an Open Internet in Brazil

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This week on GV Face, we talk with Brazil author Raphael Tsavkko, Internet policy expert Carolina Rossini and Joana Varon, an author of Brazil's Marco Civil da Internet bill.

Re-Imagining Lusophony and Decolonizing the Mind

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