Stories about Latin America from November, 2014
GV Face: Seeking Justice for Mexico's Missing #Ayotzinapa Students
In this video hangout, Global Voices' Mexico team and partners discuss the Ayotzinapa story and its ramifications for Mexico's political and social fabric.
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.
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
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.
Reasearch, Implementation and Impact, Is What Universities Investigate Useful?
A comment about whether the population values the researches carried out from the universities, triggers member of academic community César Viloria to shed a light about this on his blog. About research, we have to know it's divided in two branches: basic research and applied research. The former increases or...
ICT Access and Rural Women Empowerment
Marita Seara Fernández, who blogs on Mujeres construyendo (Women building), calls for the empowerment of rural woman and explains that according to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 58 million women in Latin America and the Caribbean live in rural areas and 4 and a half million are farmers....
Educating Girls Today, Empowering Women Tomorrow
Marita Seara, who blogs for Voces Visibles (Visibles voices), invites us to reflect on the discrimination that affects girls and teenagers — access to education — and the need of educating our girls today so they can be the empowered women of the future. According to data backed up by...
Mexico: Chauvinism and Homophobia in Political Parties
Arely Torres-Miranda, blogging for Mujeres construyendo (Women building), questions the misogyny and the chauvinism that exist within Mexican political parties, something they all have in common across the board: former representatives of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) who hire sexual services, videos that involve members of the National Action Party...
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 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.
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.
Mexico: Shots Fired at Transparency Expert on University Campus
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.
Dominican Republic Found Guilty of Discrimination Against Haitians
According to reports from Spanish newspaper El País, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (CIDH) found the government of the Dominican Republic guilty of discriminating against Haitians and descendants of Haitians born in the country in a ruling issued on Wednesday, October 22. The CIDH, based in San José, Costa Rica,...
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.
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.
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.
Childhood Play Remains Technology Free by Brazil’s ‘Old Frank’ River
Images depict childhood in a Brazilian riverside community in Xique-Xique, Bahia, located on the banks of the São Francisco River.
#ThrowAwayYourGum, Recycling Initiative in Argentina
In some streets of the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires, pink boxes have appeared specially for bubble gum to keep public spaces clean. The gum collected can be recycled in items such as rubber boots and sandals, among other things. On Twitter, some users thought the initiative was a good idea,...
Heavy Rains Affect Several Neighborhoods in Caucasia, Colombia
The Colombian municipality of Caucasia, located in the subregion of Bajo Cauca Antioquia department has been affected by heavy rains that have resulted in floodings in the urban area. As a consequence, there are several inundated neighborhoods in the city and thousands of people affeted. Twitter users posted images of...