Latest posts by Elizabeth Rivera from September, 2011
It has been several months since citizen organizations and activists tried to attain the approval of a political reform that includes, among other points, reelection for mayors and legislators. The reform has caused passionate reactions on Twitter and revived fears from the past.
Global Voices in Spanish has a new agreement with El Colombiano, the leading newspaper of the vigorous city of Medellin, which will allow their readers to access Global Voices content in Spanish through a blog created for this purpose inside the EC-Blogger section of the El Colombiano online version.
Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubon is the mayor of the Federal District (Mexico City), headquarters of the union powers and capital city of the United Mexican States. He is becoming known for his interactions online with netizens about their claims and doubts.
Mexicans have reacted to the message given by Felipe Calderon as part of his "Fifth State of the Union", delivered while the "war" against drug cartels and the election process of 2012 continue. The majority strongly criticized him, but the president also received some congratulations.
The disappearance of an airplane near the Juan Fernandez archipelago has stirred social networks in Chile: among the 21 passengers and crew were members of the NGO Levantemos Chile, and five employees of Chile National Television, including famous presenter Felipe Camiroaga.
On August 24, Chilean President Sebastian Piñera invited 15 influential Twitter users to have lunch in La Moneda - the presidential place - to hear their opinion and to discuss current national issues. The meeting caused controversy over issues such as the real popularity of these Twitter users and the chosen date.