Latest posts by L. Finch
12 May 2012
Argentina approved a gender identity law, which allows changes of sex and name without going to court. Once word spread of the law's passage, users across the social networking spectrum echoed the reactions of the citizenry.
16 April 2012
A video showing everyday examples of corruption, violence, and other scenes acted by children, has sparked mixed reactions in Mexico. The message of the video is that the country has "hit bottom," and it invites candidates to work for the country and not for political parties.
7 March 2012
Many woman have come together on social media websites to air their opinions and share information about the problems associated with the PIP breast implants, including arranging for legal action. Cases within Latin America are numerous. Find here some of those speaking out the loudest in Latin America.
24 February 2012
The Puerto Rican blogosphere reacted to a measure undertaken by the mayor of the city of Mayagüez, José Guillermo Rodríguez, that would have been used to investigate and prosecute people who criticize his administration on social networks. Even though the Mayor has since decided not to enforce the resolution, he warned that more regulations will come soon.
21 February 2012
A movie theater in Lima became the scene of a case that public opinion quickly deemed another example of the ongoing problem of racism in Peru: a 13-year-old boy uttered racist insults at a couple who had asked him and his friends, who were kicking up a fuss, to be quiet. The attitude of the boy and what came to pass afterward have let loose numerous online reactions.
17 February 2012
On February 9, the leader of the terrorist group Shining Path, Comrade Artemio, was captured. Artemio has been a wanted man for some time, being one of the last bosses of the Maoist terrorist group to remain at large. Here we have gathered the reactions to and analysis of the capture from several Peruvian bloggers.
14 February 2012
As personalities and political parties in Mexico prepare for the presidential election this year, various bloggers and Twitter users are analyzing its implications while others are seemingly more interested in the ineptitude of the candidates.
31 January 2012
Twitter's announcement that it will restrict certain user content according to the laws of individual countries immediately caused a negative reaction in the Spanish-speaking Twittersphere. Twitter users widely employed the hashtags #CensuramestaTwitter and #TwitterCensored to display their anger with the social networking site.
21 January 2012
Crowdsourcing allows anyone with an Internet connection to generate useful content for the masses. In Latin America, numerous crowdsourcing projects have arisen that respond to the needs and emergencies that the continent is facing. Jacinto Lajas on Periodismo Ciudadano presents examples of these initiatives in the region.
30 November 2011
Protesting residents have managed to temporarily suspend operations of the Conga gold mining project, but protests continue all the same in support of the project's definitive cancellation. At the heart of the conflict is the defense of some 20 lagoons and their ecosystems, which would be seriously degraded by the execution of this mining project.