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Silvia Viñas · March, 2012

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 March, 2012

Chile: Open Letter to Daniel Zamudio Goes Viral

Chilean netizens were deeply moved by an open letter to Daniel Zamudio, a young gay man who died after a brutal beating, written by Felipe E. Mercado and published on...

Peru: Focusing on Technology for Social and Economic Development

What if Peru were more committed to supporting and developing technology? This is what Oscar Montezuma asks in the blog Blawyer [es]. He looks at the current cabinet of ministries...

Guatemala: Indigenous and Rural Communities March to Defend Their Land

Thousands of Guatemalan indigenous people and countrymen participated in a nine-day march to defend their lands, protest forced relocations, and call attention to other issues affecting rural communities. We share...

Chile: Blogging About Government Transparency in ‘El Vaso’

Ciudadano Inteligente, an organization that aims to make Chilean politics more transparent, has created a blog titled ‘El Vaso’ [es] to inform and promote a discussion about technology and government...

Bolivia: Promoting Internet Connectivity in the ‘Real’ and ‘Virtual’ World

Blogger Mario R. Durán from Palabras Libres [es] lists the recent accomplishments of a group of activists that make up the Facebook group “Más ancho de banda para Bolivia” (“More...

El Salvador: Report of Government and Gang Negotiations Sparks Controversy

Bloggings by boz posts comments by Salvadorans he spoke to after online newspaper El Faro reported that the government had negotiated with gangs to decrease violence. Tim's El Salvador Blog...

Costa Rica: Hacktivism and ‘Operation Fiscal Plan’

José Medrano from Carepicha Blog [es] writes about ‘Operation Fiscal Plan,’ a Denial of Service Attack planned by Anonymous Costa Rica against government websites to show the public discontent regarding...

Panama: “I'm Ngäbe, I'm Bugle, I'm Panamanian”

After police forcibly removed the indigenous Ngäbe-Bugle who were blocking the Pan-American highway to protest mining in their territories, a video campaign titled "I'm Ngäbe, I'm Bugle, I'm Panamanian" aims...

Bolivia: Remembering Domitila Barrios de Chungara

Emily Achtenberg, in the blog Rebel Currents, profiles Domitila Barrios de Chungara, “long-time social activist, union leader, feminist, revolutionary, and national heroine who died March 13 in Cochabamba at age...

Peru: Abancay Under Alert Due to Heavy Rainfall

Juan Arellano gathers [es] photos, tweets and reports on the state of emergency in Abancay, the capital of the Apurímac region in southern-central Peru, due to heavy rainfall.

Chile: Photos of the First Student Protest of the Year

Brittany Peterson and Kena Lorenzini [es] share photos of the first student protest of the school year in Santiago, Chile.

Honduras: The Effects of Open-Pit Mining

Poet, activist and blogger Fabricio Estrada blogs [es] about the effects of open-pit mining in the town of San Ignacio, Honduras. His posts includes numerous photos of the town.

El Salvador: Netizens Cover Legislative and Mayoral Elections

Netizens covered the legislative and mayoral elections held on Sunday, March 11, through blogs and on Twitter with the hashtag #eleccionesSV. As results were reported, bloggers analyzed what the new...

Intercontinental Cry Will Launch Spanish Edition

Ahni announces the upcoming Spanish edition of Intercontinental Cry [es], which will go live on March 31, 2012. “The main objective of IC Espanol is, of course, to provide Spanish...

Ecuador: ‘March for Life’ Protests Mining

The March for Life, Water and Dignity started on March 8 from El Pangui, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, and plans to reach the capital, Quito, on March 22, World Water...

Colombia: Protests Against TransMilenio Bus System in Bogotá

On March 9 a peaceful protest against the Bogotá bus transportation system TransMilenio ended with clashes and looting at several stations, causing property damage, injuries and arrests. The National Student...

Latin America: The Civic Media Projects panel at SXSW

Miguel Paz from Poderopedia announces the Civic Media Projects in Latin America panel at SXSW, which will take place today, March 12, at 3:30 Austin time. Yesica Guerra from Crónicas de Héroes (Hero Reports), Lu...

Venezuela: “Shooting Cameras Instead of Guns”

Alberto Rojas' photoblog Caracas Shots aims to show a friendly Caracas. With the motto "shooting cameras instead of guns," Alberto offers a refreshing look at a city with a bad...

Ibero-American Blogging Competition Asks Teens: “What are you reading?”

The Organization of Ibero-American States invites teens ages 12 to 15 to enter a blogging competition about reading. The sign up [es] deadline is May 31, 2012, and judges will...

Colombia: Celebrating Gabriel García Márquez's 85th Birthday on Facebook

Renowned Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez turns 85 today, March 6, 2012. Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (“New Iberoamerican Journalism Foundation”, FNPI for its initials in Spanish, founded by García Márquez)...

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