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Colombia: Learning from Vallenato
(19/06/2013 @ 15:27)
Amongst Colombian Twitter users, the trend of publishing phrases from Vallenato songs -under the tag #Elvallenatomeenseà±ó (Vallenato taught me)- has emerged, with the intention of highlighting famous lyrics immortalised in songs that reflect different life lessons.
Miguel Bosé on Peruvian Cuisine
(18/06/2013 @ 21:11)
Spanish singer and artist Miguel Bosé, currently visiting Peru, became a trending topic on Twitter with the hashtag #PreguntasParaMiguelBose [questions for Miguel Bosé] when he refused to answer if he had tried pisco sour and cebiche during a press conference. Written by Gabriela Garcia Calderon Orbe · Translated by Gabriela...
Ecuador Passes Controversial Communications Law
(18/06/2013 @ 21:09)
After almost four years of debate, the Ecuadorian National Assembly passed a controversial Law of Communications propelled by President Rafael Correa. While government authorities have celebrated the passage of the law, journalistic organizations and the opposition consider it a "gag" on freedom of expression in the country.
Nothing Can Stop Brazil's Vinegar Revolt, Not Even FIFA
(18/06/2013 @ 10:15)
As the international Confederation Cup football tournament played on in Brazil, massive protests against rising bus fares spread throughout the country.
Caribbean: Is Somebody Watching?
(17/06/2013 @ 23:23)
The ongoing saga with U.S. Internet surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden has captured the attention of the world. In two blog posts, one from Trinidad and Tobago and the other from Cuba, there is an interesting juxtaposition between high-tech spying and old-fashioned intelligence, even though they both pit the citizens against the state.
Cuba: Another Brick in the Wall?
(17/06/2013 @ 22:07)
The whole process is managed and legitimated by a whole army of high-level psychologists and pedagogues in the name of the common Good. Erasmo Calzadilla blogs at Havana Times about the state of education in Cuba. Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (1) Share: Donate · facebook · twitter ·...
Brazil: Repression at FIFA Confederations Cup in Rio de Janeiro
(17/06/2013 @ 21:19)
Following the wave of protests against adjustments to transportation and public spending before the 2014 World Cup, protesters outside the Maracanà£ Stadium in Rio de Janeiro were reprimanded by the Military Police, who used tear gas against people who had taken refuge in Quinta da Boa Vista City Park, as...
Julian Assange, Calle 13, and Twitter Users Write a Song Together
(17/06/2013 @ 20:21)
René Pérez, from the musical group Calle 13, and Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, gathered ideas and suggestions from Twitter users to write a song together that will go on Calle 13's next album.
VIDEO: ‘Vinegar Revolt’ Bus Fare Protests Spread Across Brazil
(17/06/2013 @ 16:23)
The waves of protests against a bus fare increase in Sà£o Paulo is moving beyond the city limits and becoming a national movement.
PHOTOS: World Day Against Monsanto in Mexico
(17/06/2013 @ 13:47)
Upside Down World has posted a photo essay by Andalusia Knoll on World Day Against Monsanto in Mexico. Written by Silvia Vià±as · comments (1) Share: Donate · facebook · twitter · reddit · StumbleUpon · delicious · Instapaper
Fed up with âRats', Mexicans Support âCandidate Cat Morris' for Mayor
(17/06/2013 @ 09:51)
The people of the state of Veracruz express their support for Morris, a cat who is "running" for the upcoming mayoral elections on July 7 under the slogan of âno more ratsâ. However, some think that this campaign could benefit a specific political party.
Free Bus Fare Protest Posters in Brazil
(17/06/2013 @ 02:00)
The publishing and design studio Meli-Melo decided to help out in the protests against rise in bus fares in Sà£o Paulo, offering their equipment to print out posters free of charge. An open call for page lay out was launched on Friday, 14 June [pt], on Facebook, and protesters replied quickly. Few...
Venezuelan Universities On Strike Demand Economic Improvements
(16/06/2013 @ 21:22)
Venezuelan universities have declared an indefinite strike to demand an improvement in professor wages. As such, with the controversies that have taken place in recent months between government representatives and public universities, another episode of a long conflict is being written.
Experts and Citizens Discuss ‘Free Culture’ in Quito, Ecuador
(16/06/2013 @ 21:21)
The Second International Congress on Free Culture was held in Quito, Ecuador, focusing on universal access to knowledge, artistic and cultural creation, the administration of culture, collective production, open access to scientific works, the use of alternative licenses, new teaching models, and the benefits for the people.
A Puerto Rican Musician Follows His Muse to Instagram
(16/06/2013 @ 09:00)
Fernando Samalot is, among other things, a gifted musician from Puerto Rico's independent music scene, known for his participation in the experimental group tachdé. Through his Instagram profile, Fernando began exploring his passion for photography while sharing the results -a collection of genuinely inspiring photos, filled with adventure, spirituality, and plenty of heart- with the rest of the world.
Dernière mise à jour : 16/06/2013 @ 03:55