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· July, 2008

Stories about Latin America from July, 2008

Brazil: Portugal ratifies Portuguese language agreement

Cuba: Nothing is Free

Ecuador: Interest in Literature Continues

The ExpoLibro 2008 (Guayaquil Book Fair) recently came to a close, which according to organizers, drew hundreds of thousands of visitors with more than 210 stands. This proves that the...

Colombia: Freedom March Around the World

After the rescue of 15 high profile hostages held in the FARC's power on July 2nd 2008, the same group that organized the last global march on February 4th against...

El Salvador: A Visit to El Mozote

Colombia: Google in Support of Colombia

Costa Rica: Towards a Lay State

Brazil: On authoriterrorism and online surveillance

Over 60 bloggers attended the blog carnival against censorship [pt] this Saturday, most of them posting especially about the new cyber crimes proposal for Brazil. The bill has now proceeded...

Brazil: Comedian Dercy Gonçalves dies at the age 101

Brazil: Cybercrime bill is now translated

Brazil: Tears and Cheers for Middle East Prisoner Swap

Brazilian of Arab descent or bloggers interested in all things Middle Eastern talk about the Israel-Lebanon Prisoner Exchange. Considering that Brazil is the country that arguably holds the largest Arab...

Brazil: Blogging Against Web-Censorship

Mexico: Withdrawn Claim of Mexican Cartels Receiving Training in Iran

Bolivia: Blogging from El Alto

Argentina: Senate Rejects Tax Hike on Agricultural Exports

The Argentinean Senate recently rejected the proposal to increase taxes on agricultural exports. The poll ended with a tie of 36 votes, and the country's Vicepresident broke the tie with...

Brazil: Urgency requested for Cyber-Crime Bill

Nicaragua: Open Source Software in Public Institutions

A local Nicaraguan blogger has been working with public institutions in the city of Jalapa to take full advantage of open source software. Some of the projects involve the digitalization...

Colombia: 60th Anniversary of Professional Football

Mexico: Apology for Tragedy at Disco

Brazil: Bloggers question the 13 new cyber-crimes

In the small hours of last Thursday, July 10, the Brazilian Senate passed the 'Digital Crimes Bill', which typifies the cyber-crimes punishable by law and stipulates the corresponding penalties. The...

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