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Latin America

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Latest stories about Latin America

9 April 2014

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Court Annuls “Mega-Commission” Findings Against Ex-President Alan García

The megacomisión has been working since 2011; former President Alan García has pointed out that its goal is to get him annulled electorally for the next presidential elections in 2016.

8 April 2014

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In Havana, a Book in Exchange for Nothing

"This book belongs to whoever finds it in exchange for giving it away again after reading it so that other people can enjoy it."

7 April 2014

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Spies Like US: “Fake Twitter” Violated Cubans’ Privacy Rights

The Bridge

The USAID-created "Cuban Twitter" revealed last week in an AP report stemmed from a shortsighted and condescending idea about what happens when repressed populations get their hands on communications technologies.

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5 Fascinating Facts About the Leatherback Turtle

Nesting season is here. Learn a few facts about this sea turtle, which returns to the beaches of Puerto Rico each year to lay its eggs.

4 April 2014

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GV Face: The USA's Secret “Cuban Twitter”

GV Face

A secret US plan to support regime change in Cuba with a Twitter-like messaging service called ZunZuneo has now come under the spotlight with news reports that thousands of Cubans...

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Online Protest as Trinidad Muslims Detained in Venezuela

Protests in front of the Venezuelan embassy in Trinidad have also gone virtual, after local Muslims were detained over an alleged plot to overthrow the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

3 April 2014

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Environmental Emergency: Drought Kills Thousands of Animals in Colombia

More than 20 000 animals are reportedly dead due to the drought in Casanare, Colombia. Citizens and activists are using social networks to attract attention to this environmental emergency.

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Powerful Quake Shakes Chile and Peru

Twitter users reported cellphone service collapsing and electricity cutting out in parts of Peru.

2 April 2014

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Powerful Earthquake Hits Northern Chile Triggering Tsunami Evacuation

A strong 8.2 eartquake hit northern Chile at 20:46 and generated a tsunami that triggered the alarms across the country.

31 March 2014

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Artists Re-imagine the ‘Woman Who Was Dragged’ and Killed by Brazil's Military Police

Blog Think Olga invited artists to send portraits of Claudia Silva Ferreira, a woman who was killed at the hands of Brazil's military police.

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