22 May 2011

Stories from 22 May 2011

Uruguay: Congress Upholds Amnesty Law for Military

  22 May 2011

The Latin America News Dispatch writes about the Uruguayan Congress’ decision to uphold a 1986 amnesty law that “prevents the prosecution of military officials from the 1973-1985 dictatorship for crimes against humanity.” Hours after the Congressional vote, 8,000 Uruguayans marched in Montevideo in a “March of Silence,” an annual walk to...

Ecuador: Citizen Reflections on Referendum Results

  22 May 2011

Ecuador's latest referendum results, which among other things gave President Rafael Correa more powers over the media and the judiciary, sparked a debate about the campaign and prompted reflections by all sectors within Ecuadorian society about the implications of the results.

China: Writing Imaginary Book Reviews

  22 May 2011

In 2010, a collection of reviews for non-existent books, written by Chinese author Bimuyu, was published. This month Bimuyu shared with readers his thinking behind these reviews.

Peru: World Internet Day Seminar in Lima

  22 May 2011

Juan Arellano, author of the blog Globalizado [es] and Global Voices Spanish Editor, shares his impressions about the World Internet Day Seminar [es], a 3-day event held in Lima, Peru. In detail, he shares interesting reflections on the first [es], second [es] and third day [es] of the conference.

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