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· May, 2014

Stories about Latin America from May, 2014

27 May 2014

Remembering the Lima Football Tragedy, 50 Years On

On May 24, 1964, 300 people were killed at the Lima National Stadium as a crowd fleeing tear gas were crushed against the close doors of the sports venue.

Driven by Facebook Rumors, Violent Mob Murders Brazilian Woman

A police sketch posted on Facebook and a vicious online rumor ended with the lynching death of a 33-year-old housewife.

Brazilian Colonel Found Dead A Month After Confessing to Torture

Paulo Malhães, a 76 year-old retired officer, was killed at his home in April. In March, he admitted torturing and murdering people during the country’s dark dictatorship period.

Guatemala: Violent Eviction of the La Puya Peaceful Mining Resistance

26 May 2014

Students Discover a Mummy During an Expedition in Coastal Chile

Students from the Archaeology Academy of the America School discovered skeletal remains that surfaced as a result of an earlier April earthquake in northern Chile.

24 May 2014

Montevideo Debuts on the Marathon Circuit

With nearly 2,000 athletes participating the first marathon organized in the Uruguayan capital was held on Sunday, May 11, 2014.

Adventures of a Cyclist in Mexico City

22 May 2014

Yoani Sánchez's New Online Magazine is Blocked in Cuba

When residents of Cuba look for the URL www.14ymedio.com, they are redirected to a site that says "Yoani$landia.com."

‘Mafalda’ Cartoonist Quino Awarded Prince of Asturias Prize in Spain

The well-known 81-year-old Argentinian cartoonist is the man behind the idealistic yet pessimistic little girl Mafalda.

Wiring the Amazon

Cuba: The Joys of Getting Older

21 May 2014

PetroPalestine: Another Clash Between Chavez Supporters and Opponents in Venezuela

"What are we gaining with PetroPalestine?", Venezuelans asked on social media after the Venezuelan government announced an agreement to send oil and diesel to Palestine.

A Bolivian Drone with Recycled Parts

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