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Silvia Viñas · April, 2013

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 April, 2013

Campesino Resistance in Honduras

  30 April 2013

Chavelo’s voice was quiet but unwavering as [he] expressed his gratitude that we traveled all the way from the U.S. and Canada with the human rights and solidarity organization Rights Action to hear his story. […] Chavelo recounted briefly how he ended up in the prison, emphatically stating that, “I...

Data Journalism Handbook Now in Spanish

  26 April 2013

The International Journalists’ Network, IJNET, recently announced the release of the Spanish translation [es] of The Data Journalism Handbook, “a free, open-source book that aims to help journalists use data to improve journalism.” Both the original English version and the Spanish translation are freely available online under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike...

Nobel Laureates: On with Ríos Montt Trial

  26 April 2013

“If this case does not move forward, survivors of Guatemala’s genocide are being victimized all over again,” says Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams, co-founder of the Nobel Women’s Initiative. “They have taken a huge risk in testifying, and many have been harassed, intimidated and threatened. To annul the case would...

Visiting World's ‘Most Dangerous Country’

  24 April 2013

Every day I wake up, shivering with fear, hoping I’ll make it to see the light of another day here in Honduras. I live behind doors enforced with triple bolt locks and I barely dare to go out on the street. […] If that’s what you want to hear, there...

Developing Latin America: A Summary

  23 April 2013

Desarrollando América Latina (Developing Latin America) has published a video summary of the regional hackathon DAL 2012, where 400 participants and 70 social experts developed 80 applications. Here [es] you can see Global Voices’ coverage of the event.

Horacio Cartes Elected President of Paraguay

  22 April 2013

Horacio Cartes is Paraguay's new president, winning 46% against Efrain Alegre's 37%. Cartes faces major issues from the past: the legacy of Colorado Party rule, the ongoing challenges related to Lugo's impeachment and removal from regional groups, and questions about his own background. Boz from Bloggings by boz lists five...

Article 19 Mexico Threatened

  20 April 2013

An anonymous threatening message [es] was delivered to the Article 19 Mexico offices on April 19, 2013, as reported [es] by the pro-human rights and freedom of expression organization. As a result, its director, Darío Ramírez, has published a video [es]. You can follow the hashtag #articulo19 to stay informed,...

A Message from an Achuar Indigenous Leader

  15 April 2013

Amazon Watch has uploaded a video with a message from Peruvian Achuar indigenous leader Peas Peas Auyi. In the message, Peas Peas Auyi thanks Canadian allies for their solidarity in the Achuar's struggle against mining in the Peruvian Amazon.

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Uruguay Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

  11 April 2013

Uruguay has become the second Latin American country, after Argentina, to legalize same-sex marriage. Under Uruguayan law, marriage is now defined as “the permanent union between two people of the same or opposite sex."

Colombians to March for Peace

  8 April 2013

Former senator Piedad Córdoba has called [es] for a march in favor of peace for April 9, 2013. The event seeks to ask the Colombian government to continue carrying out peace talks with FARC until they agree to a cease fire. There are several hashtags dedicated to the march [es]...

E-book on Digital Activism in Chile

  6 April 2013

Chilean website El Quinto Poder has published an e-book on digital activism in Chile [es, PDF], as part of the project “Social Media and Citizen Advocacy: Towards a new political legitimacy?” [es]. The book analyzes different activism initiatives and it considers “the symbolic dimensions of the forms of discourse which are...

Uruguay Moves Towards Marriage Equality

  3 April 2013

On April 2, 2013, the Uruguayan Senate voted 23 to 8 to legalize same-sex marriage. The bill also raises the minimum age for marriage to 16. The bill will now go back to the lower house, which is set to vote on the Senate's amendments this month. El Telégrafo shares...

Racism in Costa Rican Football

  2 April 2013

José Medrano in Carepicha Blog [es] speaks out against racism in football games and in society in general. I think that racist insults should be punished with a high fine or with community work, along with the obligation to attend courses where they are taught about history and ethics, everything...

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