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· November, 2013

Stories about Latin America from November, 2013

22 November 2013

10 Years After Fatal Police Operation, Ecuadorian Court Reopens the ‘Fybeca Case’

Assailants and a special police group at the fringes of the law clashed in a pharmacy in November 2003, leaving 8 dead, 3 missing and, even today, dozens of questions.

Cuban Intellectuals Debate the Prohibition of 3D Private Cinemas on the Island

Cuba's 3D cinemas, run by the private sector, have been banned.

20 November 2013

Persistent Stereotypes, Latent Prejudices: Black Characters in Brazilian Comics

"The representation is not yet ideal," researcher Luis Henrique said about black characters in Brazilian comic books. Global Voices interviewed him about his work.

18 November 2013

NACLA-Global Voices Partnership Tackles Gender & Sexuality in Latin America & the Caribbean

A team of five Global Voices authors from Latin America and the Caribbean will contribute weekly articles for a series about women, gender, and LGBT issues.

#BlogsNi: Nicaraguan Blog Carnival Focuses on Identity

Michelle Bachelet Wins Chilean Election But Will Face Runoff

Netizens had voiced their discontent with Bachelet's candidacy and her previous administration. After yesterday's results, many are commenting about the difference between views on social networks and reality in Chile.

17 November 2013

Chileans Abroad Hold Symbolic Vote with Surprising Results

Results show a surprising difference with the forecasts made by pollsters, which placed Michelle Bachelet as the winner and Evelyn Matthei in second place.

14 November 2013

Winds of Waste: Plastic Bags Land in Venezuela's Paraguaná Peninsula

PHOTOS: Humans of Latin America

Humans of New York has inspired photographers all over the world. The "Humans of..." projects from Latin America show the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of the region.

‘Tomorrow It Could Be You': Gender, Racism and the Limits of Humor in Brazil

A Brazilian TV comedian has once again made offensive jokes about black people and women. How much space is there for social discrimination in Brazil's television lineup?

13 November 2013

#ReformáÉsta: Daniel Ortega Looks to Reform Nicaragua's Constitution

Justin Bieber's Graffiti Sparks Protests by Colombian Graffiti Artists

The police, who protected the singer while he sprayed graffiti, were heavily criticized, since a police officer is on trial for the murder of a young graffiti artist in Bogota.

12 November 2013

‘Censorship is Censorship': Brazil's Writers and Artists Spar Over Biography Rights

A controvery has ignited in Brazilian popular music, with artists on one side and editors and writers on the other. Should required authorization for the publication of biographies be kept?

Bolivian Twitter Users Arrested For Photographing Historic Building

Two Bolivian Twitter users were arbitrarily arrested by the police for taking photographs of historic buildings. Bolivian netizens came to their defense immediately after being alerted by a tweet.

New Knight Center MOOC on Media Project Development

200,000 Dominicans of Haitian Descent are Stripped of Citizenship

A myriad of NGOs and social activists have demonstrated against a sentence which has denationalized almost 250 000 Dominicans of Haitian descent.

Puerto Ricans Demand Oscar López Rivera's Release From Prison