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Silvia Viñas · June, 2010

Uruguayan-Spanish journalist, editor, and blogger. Currently living in Chile, tweeting in English and Spanish under @silviavinas, and blogging on silviavinas.com

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Latest posts by Silvia Viñas from June, 2010

Chile: Organizations and Citizens Against Mining Project in Magallanes

Manuel Luis Rodriguez writes in the blog Coyuntura Política [es] about a mining project in Isla Riesco (Riesco Island) in the Magallanes region. He says that about 50 NGOs and...

Venezuela: Making a Presence in the 2010 World Cup

Venezuela did not make it to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, but the blog Venezuela News and Views posted pictures taken by their correspondent in South Africa, Armando Tirado, showing...

Chile: From California to Chile on Biodiesel

Maria Jose Calderon and Carlos Herrera embarked on a 6-month road trip from California, USA to Chile in a biodiesel truck. The couple traveled Latin America in search of grassroots...

Peru: Experiment for Social Networks

Ernesto Cárdenas from the blog Consultor Internet proposes [es] an interesting experiment in social networks:  “How feasible is it to have/simulate ‘the experience of living’ (virtually) the things that happen...

Bolivia: Facts About Internet and Social Media

Pablo Andrés Rivero analyzes [es] data about the use of social media and the internet in Bolivia.

Argentina: Social Media Day in Buenos Aires

Listao [es] shares that on June 30, the official Social Media day, social media users are invited to get together to celebrate the day in Buenos Aires. Users can sign...

Peru: A Bill on Obscene Content

A few days ago the news broke of a bill that had been approved by the Justice Comission in Congress, proposing an amendment to section 183-B of the Penal Code,...

Chile: Flash Mob Remembering Michael Jackson

María Pastora writes [es] about her first time participating in a flash mob. She also includes a video of the flash mob, which was choreographed as a tribute to Michael Jackson. The flash...

Uruguay: Celebrating Advancement to Quarter Finals

Agarrate Montevideo [es] posted pictures and videos of Uruguayans celebrating their team's advancement to quarter finals in the 2010 FIFA World Cup after beating South Korea 2-1; it is the...

Peru: Scientist is Charged for Criticizing Investigation

In the blog Blawyer.org [es] Miguel Morachimo says [es] that a judge in Lima has declared biologist Ernesto Bustamante guilty of defamation for questioning a colleagues conclusions of a study on two media outlets.

Bolivia: Evo Morales and His Indigenous and Environmental Challenges

In the blog Pronto, Miguel Centellas writes that despite the logical assumption that indigenous groups would never go against Evo Morales, “the government is losing its grip on the indigenous...

El Salvador: Transparency Begins with Citizens

Carlos Abraham Rodriguez [es] says he would like to see more transparency from the government of El Salvador; but he also adds that it is the citizen's responsibility to ask for it...

Paraguay: Match Against New Zealand Paralyzes Country

Paraguay is playing New Zealand in the World Cup for their opportunity to make it to the second round. The blog Rescatar [es] reports that buses that are normally packed...

Costa Rica: Week-long March Against Mining

Habla Costa Rica [es] reports on a march against mining which will start July 12 and end July 18.  The march was organized by a group of citizens under the...

Uruguay: Watching the World Cup from Afar

Nostalgia de Emigrante [es] describes how it feels to watch Uruguay play in the World Cup from the perspective of someone who has emigrated. Considering how well the team is...

Mexico: 300,000 Tons of Electronic Waste

Mexico produces about 300,000 tons of electronic waste each year. According to Pepe Flores [es], Mexico is behind in legislating on this issue and warns that the electronic residue presents...

Colombia: Rethinking the War on Drugs

Albeiro Rodas writes for Colombia Passport about recent reports from The United Nations Office on Drugs (UNODC) and says that “for an international community opinion […] this War on Drugs is divided...

Mexico: A Politicians Guide to Campaigning using Social Media

Pepe Flores [es] from Vivir México [es] has come up with a two-part guide for politicians who want to use social media when campaigning. Part 1 [es] includes: personalizing your...

Peru: Oil Spill in Rio Marañon

Globalizado [es] reports on an oil spill in Rio Marañon in the Loreto region of Peru; the river is the only source of water for 28 native communities. The post also...

Costa Rica: Resident Physicians on Strike

Conejitos Suicidas [es] writes about a strike by resident physicians in Costa Rica who claim that Social Security “violates the rights of future specialists in various fields of medicine” [es]....

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