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Silvia Viñas · September, 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 September, 2010

Ecuador: Police Strike Denounced as Attempt to Destabilize Country

The Ecuadorian police are leading a strike against reforms to the public service law, unleashing chaos in the country. Since this morning, Twitter users have been reporting on the events...

Chile: 80 days later, Mapuche still on hunger strike

Today marks 80 days of the Mapuche hunger strike over the Anti-terror law in Chile. Observatorio Ciudadano published a list [es] of demonstrations that will take place throughout Chile and...

Colombia: Rainy Season Especially Strong This Year

Albeiro Rodas writes that this year's rainy season”has been especially strong, according to the authorities.” He also writes about a landslide that took place yesterday and “covered the Medellín –...

Argentina: Clarifying Myths about Tierra del Fuego

In Patria SI, Colonia NO, Gabriel Carol clarifies [es] five myths about Tierra del Fuego, an archipelago in the southernmost tip of Argentina. These myths include that Tierra del Fuego...

El Salvador: Aquaponics in El Salvador

Colleen writes about Aquaponics, “the combination of freshwater fish aquaculture and hydroponic vegetable production” in El Salvador for her blog Locavore del Mundo where she covers local farms and food...

Mexico: Landslide in Oaxaca Buries 300 Homes

Erwin from The Latin Americanist writes: “In a piece of breaking news hundreds of people are feared to be trapped in the Mexican state of Oaxaca as a result of...

Nicaragua: Blogger Interviews Journalist About Covering Sexual Diversity

Espacio Nica [es] published an interview with journalist Rafael Lara from El Nuevo Diario [es], where a blogger asks him about covering sexual diversity for the newspaper and as a...

Uruguay: A Weekend Celebrating the Country's Heritage

Every year, Uruguayans dedicate a whole weekend to remember their heritage during the so-called “día del Patrimonio” (Heritage Day); they attend different cultural events and visit historic sites and venues....

Venezuela: Blogging Throughout Legislative Elections

Daniel Duquenal blogged throughout yesterday's legislative elections, adding information as the day went by and responding to numerous comments.

Venezuela: A day in the life of an electoral worker

The Devil's Excrement shares, “A day in the life of an electoral worker in Venezuela.”

El Salvador: The New Anti-Gang Law Explained

Voices from El Salvador explains the new Anti-Gang law in El Salvador. The post concludes with these questions: “does imprisoning gang members really treat the root of the problem?  Will...

Mexico: State of Human Rights of Indigenous Women

In an interview for Vivir México [es], Pepe Flores asked Yalí Noriega –from Amnesty International Mexico [es]– about the state of human rights of indigenous women.

Guatemala: Tuk Tuk Taxis Revolt in Antigua

Photography blog Antigua Daily Photo shares images of a Tuk Tuk Taxi protest in Antigua: “It turns out, the tuk tuk taxi drivers were protesting the high number of traffic...

Peru: Superficial Solutions As District Elections Approach

Gabriela García Calderón shares photos [es] of a recently fixed street in the Miraflores district in Lima, coinciding with mayoral and district elections. But the images that follow prove that...

Mexico: Government Announces Plan to Protect Journalists

Gancho writes about the government's new plan to protect journalists, concluding that, “What's missing is a genuine recognition from the government that journalists being killed is a substantial problem for...

Peru: Hydroelectric Project Raises Concerns

The blog Warmiboa [es] shares its concern about hydroelectric project Corina, which would divert water from two rivers (Huallaga and Marañón) to the coast in order to irrigate the desert,...

Chile: Alternative Transportation for ‘World Carfree Day’

September 22 was “World Carfree day” and Daniel Arellano shared five alternatives to using a car in Chile [es].

Paraguay: Interpreting the Constitution

José Maria Costa analyzes [es] how the Paraguayan constitution is interpreted to fit different political agendas. For example: “For some, freedom of speech is a relative right: it works in...

El Salvador: Is the Anti-Gang Law the Right Solution?

Hunnapuh [es] writes about the Anti-Gang law, saying that it has been presented to the public as a magical solution for crime and violence. But this blogger things that the...

Mexico: Indigenous Community San Juan Copala Ordered to Evacuate

Kristin Bricker explains that, “Authorities of the autonomous municipality of San Juan Copala, Oaxaca, have ordered the total evacuation of the town, which has been under siege since February of...

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