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Silvia Viñas · November, 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 November, 2010

Mexico: Climate Change Talks in Cancun

“Mexico is showing real leadership on this issue, unilaterally setting ambitious goals to reduce CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions and implementing policies that have already begun to make a...

Venezuela: LluviasVe.com Uses Crowdsourcing to Report on Heavy Rains

LluviasVe.com [es] uses crowdsourcing to map events caused by the heavy rains in Venezuela. Users can report on floods, landslides, victims, road blocks, shelters, places to make donations and more.

Guatemala: Film Festival Under the Moonlight

From November 30 to December 4, Guatemalan movies and documentaries will be shown for free at the “IV Festival de Cine Bajo la Luna” [IV Film Festival Under the Moonlight]....

Uruguay: Video Podcast About E-Government in Uruguay

Uruguay: click para actualizar [click to refresh] interviewed [es] José Clastornik, Executive Director of AGESIC [es] (E-Government, Information Society and Knowledge Agency), about the “Electronic Government” in Uruguay.

Latin America: Summary of Several Leaked Documents on the Region

Erwin from The Latin Americanist summarizes some findings about U.S relations with Honduras, Venezuela, Argentina,  Colombia, and Panama from the diplomatic documents recently released by Wikileaks.

El Salvador: New Law Targets Violence Against Women

“On Thursday, November 25, El Salvador's National Assembly unanimously passed the Law for A Life Free From Violence for Women. For the first time, the law creates a separate crime...

Bolivia: Similarities Between El Alto and Rio de Janeiro

Carlos Gustavo Machicado [es] writes about the recent wave of violence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, noting the similarities between Rio de Janeiro and El Alto in La Paz, Bolivia....

Chile: Blog Focusing on Santiago's History and Culture Wins BiblioRedes Contest

Biblioredes announced the winners of the contest [es] “The Best Content of our Local Culture in the Bicentennial,” where more than 652 blogs, web pages, videos and photo galleries participated....

Mexican Internet Users Spend More Time On The Net Than Watching TV

Hugo Torres from Vivir Mexico [es] shares information from a recent study that shows that Internet users in Mexico “spend 79% more time online that watching television.” The study also...

Uruguay: Study Shows How Family Dynamic Impacts Education

Daniel Figares comments [es] on a recent study by the University of Montevideo that shows that, “In all the populations studied, we can see a greater educational delay in children...

El Salvador: Important Support for Law Prohibiting Metallic Mining

Tim from Tim's El Salvador Blog reports: “A law to prohibit metallic mining in El Salvador got important support today, as a deputy in the Salvadoran National Assembly from the...

Chile: Support for Electoral Reform

Greg Weeks from Two Weeks Notice shares poll results that show support for an electoral reform: “A new poll in Chile shows support for some electoral reform, particularly for voting...

Guatemala: Getting Ready for the 2011 Elections

Guatemala is getting ready for next year's presidential elections, as Central American Politics explains: “While campaigning cannot officially start for a few more months, parties and candidates are beginning to...

Mexico: An Afternoon Visiting Xochimilco

Catherine from Small Fish in the Big Taco begins her latest post: “Welcome to Xochimilco in the south of Mexico City where you can spend a perfect afternoon floating down...

Chile: Education Reform Sparks Debate

Mauricio Rojas explains and critiques [es] a recent education reform presented by the Ministry of Education. Mauricio ends his post linking to another point-of-view on the reform by José J....

Argentina: Citizen Pictures of La Plata's 128th Anniversary

The online citizen newspaper Letra Compartida [es] from La Plata, Argentina, created a photo album of citizen pictures from the city's 128th anniversary, which was celebrated on November 19th.

Paraguay: “The Unwanted” of Ciudad del Este

Journalist and blogger Andrés Colmán Gutiérrez wrote on his blog Ñangapiry News [es] about a group of about 170 indigenous people that live on the streets of Ciudad del Este,...

Colombia: Two More Colombian Traditions Named Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Albeiro Rodas from Colombia Passport reports: “The Marimba music of the Colombian Pacific and the regulatory system of the Wayuu [indigenous] people of Guajira, were included in the UNESCO’s list...

Latin America: Travel E-Book Celebrates Latin America At Ground Level

Margaret Snook from Cachando Chile writes about Celebrating Latin America at Ground Level, a free e-book by Steven Roll from Travel Ojos: “a collection of tales from 29 expats and...

El Salvador: Canadian Mining Firm Files Lawsuit Against Seven Anti-Mining Activists

Voices from El Salvador's Weblog reports: “Tension in the debate over Pacific Rim’s efforts to mine gold in Cabañas continues […] In this latest episode, Pacific Rim has filed a...

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