From the Patagonia to Havana, hundreds of computer users across Latin America are choosing freedom over control by installing free software on their computers. On April 27th, groups of free software enthusiasts will be installing free software in dozens of cities across Latin America as part of FLISOL [es], the Latin American free software installation festival.
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Latest stories about Ecuador
25 May 2013
Rafael Correa took office as the President of the Republic of Ecuador to govern until 2017.
22 May 2013
"14 million" is a citizen initiative that seeks to protect the rights of the family by opposing the free distribution of the day-after pill and other family planning policies in Ecuador. Even though part of the citizenry supports the movement, others -including President Rafael Correa- reject the group's ideas.
29 April 2013
We talked to the young writer from Loja, Ecuador, Lenin Paladines, author of a blog about science fiction with which he hopes to promote reading among young people.
11 March 2013
It has been a year since "the 10 from Luluncoto" were detained, citizens accused of attempted terrorism. Various demonstrations have taken place outside the Inca women's prison, and they are awaiting the liberation of two of the detainees that have already spent a year in prison: Abigaíl Heras and Cristina Campaña.
6 March 2013
The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa (@MashiRafael), decreed three days of national mourning after the death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez. The Head of State said that with Chávez's passing, Latin America has lost a great leader and he affirmed that those who fight for their country cannot be forgotten.
5 March 2013
The province of Loja is currently under a state of emergency: around 60 neighbourhoods are now without a supply of drinking water. Residents of the province are expressing their indignation over this and other problems with the #Loxaindignada hashtag.
28 February 2013
Countries across Latin America are on a mission to get hammerheads onto the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) list for protection. They’re armed with a new iPhone app that promises to make fin identification quick and easy. Listing the sharks would help fund financially strapped programs in Latin America and restrict global trade.
22 February 2013
On February 17 Rafael Correa was re-elected as the president of Ecuador. According to the quick count, the ruling party also obtained at least 96 of the 137 seats in the new National Assembly. Bloggers were quick to analyze the political future of Ecuador under a new Correa mandate and a new political force in the role of the opposition.
18 February 2013
On Sunday, February 17, 2013, 11.6 million people in Ecuador went to the ballot boxes to exercise their right to vote. Preliminary results show that President Rafael Correa has won.
8 February 2013
Pedro Delgado, President Rafael Correa Delgado's cousin, resigns as the President of Ecuador's Central Bank after the scandal broke that he had forged his economics degree. The forgery was made public by opposition politician Enrique Herrería before the State Attorney General.