Silvia Viñas · November, 2012

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

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Chile: Mapuche Win Big in Municipal Elections

  2 November 2012

In indigenous online newspaper Azkintuwe [es], Pedro Cayuqueo [es] points out that 9 Mapuche mayors and over 30 Mapuche councilmembers were elected in the October 28 municipal elections in Chile. Cayuqueo argues that this big win means several important things, for example: Far from the “violent” and “anti-system” caricature, the...

Nicaragua: Nothing Goes to Waste at ‘El Gansito’

  2 November 2012

Adriana Díaz [es] and Gustavo Salinas wrote a guest post for The Nicaragua Dispatch on ‘El Gansito’, a small business in Managua “that makes products out of recycled plastics and rubber.” There is no doubt that this small business is one of the many “green jewels” we can find in Nicaragua....

Bolivian Radio Journalist Set on Fire in Yacuiba

  1 November 2012

Bolivian radio journalists Fernando Vidal and Karen Arce from Radio Popular in Yacuiba, a city on the Bolivian border with Argentina, were victims of an arson attack on October 29, 2012. Early theories indicate that the attack may have been related to Vidal's outspoken criticism of corruption and contraband.

Honduras Truth Commission Releases Coup Report

  1 November 2012

In early October 2012, the Commission of Truth [es] -created in June 2010 to “clarify the facts of the June 28, 2009 Honduran coup d’état“- released its report “The Voice of Greatest Authority is that of the Victims.”

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