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Betsy Galbreath

M.A. Global Studies, University of Denver; graduate certificate in Translation Studies, Univ. Denver.

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11 February 2014

Argentina: ‘We Increase’ Progress or Corruption?

President Fernández announced an increase in pensions and education allowances, sparking the hashtag #Aumentamos (we increase), where users gave their own account of what has ‘increased’ in the country.

7 February 2014

Puerto Rico’s Debt Downgraded to “Junk” Status

While the government tries to inspire confidence in the public, citizens fear the worse.

3 February 2014

A “Freedom Train” for the Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Women in Spain

The feminist movement of Asturias, Spain, has spearheaded the campaign "The Freedom Train" to protest the bill that seeks to repeal the existing law on abortion in Spain.

28 January 2014

Presidential Debate in Panama Creates More Questions Than Answers

The second presidential debate took place on January 20 in Panama. Panamanians interacted on social media with a debate that seems to have been left in question.

26 January 2014

Skepticism and Expectation Ahead of Ruling on Maritime Boundary Between Chile and Peru

On January 27, 2014, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague will announce a decision on the dispute about maritime delimitation between Peru and Chile.

22 January 2014

Political Propaganda in the New Panamanian Passports?

The new electronic passports issued by Panama carry in its pages images of accomplishments by the government of Ricardo Martinelli. The move has generated irritation and reactions.

21 January 2014

Self Defense Against Drug Cartels or the Mexican Government in Michoacán?

In an effort to bring peace to the state of Michoacán, the government has sent the military to disarm citizen self-defense groups who have taken up arms against organized crime.

20 January 2014

Uruguay Among 10 Most Ethical Destinations for Fourth Consecutive Year

Every year, Ethical Traveler chooses the top ten countries to visit in the developing world. These countries must demonstrate commitment to the conservation of their natural resources.

15 January 2014

Panama Canal Expansion Faces a New Challenge

The company responsible for the expansion of the Panama Canal has threatened to halt work demanding payment in billions for overruns. The Panama Canal Authority refuses to pay.

12 January 2014

Media Factory: A News Accelerator for Latin America

Media Factory is a new digital accelerator company focused solely on creating media in Latin America.

24 October 2013

This Weekend at Developing Latin America 2013 Apps Challenge (Part II)

Technology for Transparency Network

This past weekend has been very productive for Developing Latin America Apps Challenge. Here we bring you the second part of the compendium of what happened.

22 October 2013

Fujimori Trial Temporarily Suspended Due to His Haggard Appearance

Many were not convinced about the state of the president's health, who was subpoenaed to testify about the purchase of the editorial line of some newspapers to promote his reelection.

23 June 2013

Peru: Anti-mining Protests Against Conga Resume

Starting in the early hours of Monday, June 17, the residents of several villages in Cajamarca headed to Lake Perol, on the grounds of the Conga mining project, to demonstrate...

26 February 2013

VIDEO: In Bolivia, Indigenous Women Draw Society's Short Straw

Marisol, an indigenous Bolivian woman, says that in her country "being an indigenous woman is the worst thing that can happen to you." Her testimony is part of a news...

2 January 2013

WCIT and its Relationship to the Internet: What Lies Ahead

Advox

With this third installment, we conclude Vía Libre Foundation's analysis of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), held in Dubai from December 3 to 14, 2012.

31 December 2012

WCIT and its Relationship to the Internet: Issues and Challenges

Advox

The Vía Libre Foundation continues its analysis after the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), which took place between December 3 and 14, 2012, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

27 December 2012

WCIT and Its Relationship to the Internet

Advox

The World Conference on International Telecommunications was held in Dubai from December 3 to 14, 2012. The Vía Libre Foundation discusses the issues of this momentous conference.

20 December 2012

#Sopacriolla: The Tough Road to ISP Regulation in Peru

In a previous post, we commented on the project known as #sopacriolla, an initiative by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism for allegedly collecting contributions for the construction of...

14 December 2012

Ecuador Gets Ready for the 2013 Elections

Ecuadorian netizens are already analyzing candidates for the legislative and presidential elections of February 17, 2013. Many share their reports and reactions under the hashtag #EleccionesEc on Twitter.

15 November 2012

Costa Rica: Protest in Defense of Social Security Ends in Riots

Several groups throughout Costa Rica participated in a demonstration in San José last November 8, 2012, in defense of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS). The demonstration ended in...

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