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· November, 2014

Stories about Latin America from November, 2014

18 November 2014

‘Pickup Artist’ Julien Blanc Isn't Welcome in Brazil, Either

Social media outcry prompted Brazilian officials to deny his visa. Blanc has advocated violent and sexist approaches to dating, even writing on Twitter, "Don't worry. I only abuse women."

15 November 2014

GV Face: Seeking Justice for Mexico's Missing #Ayotzinapa Students

GV Face

In this video hangout, Global Voices' Mexico team and partners discuss the Ayotzinapa story and its ramifications for Mexico's political and social fabric.

14 November 2014

Bodies Found in Southwest Mexico Aren't Those of Missing Ayotzinapa Students

Argentinian forensic experts say remains discovered in a garbage dump don't match the identities of the 43 student teachers who disappeared in September after being attacked by police and criminals.

13 November 2014

See Rio de Janeiro's Favelas Through the Lens of Young Residents’ Pinhole Cameras

The "Mão na Lata" (Hand on can) project challenges teenagers from Complexo da Maré to document their community's daily life with pinhole cameras made from powdered milk cans.

Venezuela: E-Commerce Bill Would Give Authorities New Avenue for Online Censorship

Advox

The first draft of the e-commerce bill grants the telecommunications authority new powers to block websites found in breach of the bill's restrictions.

9 November 2014

Outrage as Mexico's Attorney General Says Missing Ayotzinapa Students Are Dead

Jesus Murillo Karam based his declaration on confessions from three hit men. But the bodies haven't been identified, and Mexicans are growing #tired of the government's handling of the tragedy.

A Network of Indigenous Language Digital Activists in Mexico

Rising Voices

Rising Voices co-organized a gathering for Indigenous Language Digital Activists in Oaxaca, Mexico to help build a network to help revitalize indigenous languages through the use of participatory digital media.

8 November 2014

With Its Headwaters Dry, Brazilians Fear the Death of the ‘Old Frank’ River

Climate change, environmental destruction and the current drought all threaten one of South America's main rivers, the São Francisco, and the people who depend on it for their livelihoods.

7 November 2014

Mexico: Shots Fired at Transparency Expert on University Campus

Advox

Violence continues unabated in Mexico: Ernesto Villanueva, a lawyer specializing in transparency and freedom of expression, was attacked by a gunman on a university campus.

6 November 2014

Dominican Republic Found Guilty of Discrimination Against Haitians

Hackers Unite to Create Apps and Sensors to Monitor Water Quality

Professionals from several fields of study have gathered at the event "Hackathon: Data and Sensors to Measure Water Quality" to discuss free hardware development and dissemination of public data.

Protesters Descend on Mexico City to Demand Action for Missing Ayotzinapa Students

"Whoever has him I'll give them my land in return for my son being brought back alive." Tens of thousands marched for Global Day of Action for Ayotzinapa.

5 November 2014

Mayor and Wife Suspected in Missing Students Case Arrested in Mexico City

Those responsible for the Ayotzinapa crimes have been identified as José Luis Abarca and María de los Ángeles Pineda, both of whom were arrested in Mexico City.

4 November 2014

Quechua-Speaking Bolivian Woman, Denied an Interpreter for Years, Sentenced to Life in Prison in Argentina

Reina Maraz, who barely speaks or understands Spanish, was earlier convicted of the murder of her husband.