This is what we published this week at Global Voices Latin America:

Esto es lo que publicamos esta semana en Global Voices Latinoamérica:

Paraguay: President Fernando Lugo is Removed from Office, Silvia Viñas:
As we reported earlier, the Paraguayan Senate voted to impeach President Fernando Lugo. Netizens have been actively reacting to today’s developments; while some defend this impeachment process as legal and constitutional, others are denouncing a coup.

Ecuador: #LoxaEsMas, propuestas que generan cambios, Alison Martínez:
#LoxaEsMas es una iniciativa que busca crear espacios para denunciar los problemas de Loja, Ecuador, usando como herramienta primordial la tecnología. Con esta iniciativa también se busca encontrar soluciones prácticas para mejorar la ciudad.

Costa Rica: Thousands March in Capital for Human Rights, video post by Juliana Rincón:
Thousands marched in the capital of San José on June 16, claiming equal rights for same-sex couples, the legalization of In-Vitro Fertilization and the separation of State and Church.

Journeys Through Latin America, Silvia Viñas:
Thanks to a collective of bloggers who are traveling through Latin America, readers from all over the world can get a glimpse of the many facets of this vast region. Here’s a summary of the route so far.

Ecuador: Remembering the Colombian Refugees, Belén Quezada, English translation by Eleanor Staniforth (Español aquí):
The growing displacement of Colombians towards Ecuador has awoken the interest of international bodies and the concern of Ecuadorean citizens. With the celebration of World Refugee Day on June 20, the issue of Colombian refugees in Ecuador has captured the attention of the media and citizens alike.

El creciente desplazamiento colombiano hacia Ecuador ha despertado el interés de entidades internacionales y la preocupación de los ciudadanos ecuatorianos. Con la celebración Día Mundial de los Refugiados el 20 de junio, el tema de los refugiados colombianos en Ecuador ha captado la atención de los medios y los ciudadanos.

Uruguay: Government Proposes to Decriminalize Sale of Marijuana, Silvia Viñas:
The government’s attempts to decriminalize the controlled sale of marijuana have generated mixed reactions. The government presented its proposal as a security measure to prevent the consumption and trafficking of cocaine paste. Netizens quickly reacted to the news.

Panama: A Country For Sale, Ariel Moreno, English translation by Georgi McCarthy:
Panama is for sale: or at least that is how a large group of Panamanians see the situation after watching with indignation how President Ricardo Martinelli’s government is aiming to liquidate a large portion of state assets. The outrage of the Panamanian people can be seen both in the streets and on social networks.

Panamá parece estar a la venta, o al menos de esa forma lo interpreta un buen grupo de panameños que ve con indignación cómo el gobierno del Presidente Ricardo Martinelli pretende liquidar una gran parte de los activos del estado. Los panameños han reaccionado con indignación en las calles y en las redes sociales.

Peru: Amazonian Indigenous Communities Protest Against Oil Pollution, Juan Arellano, English translation by Alan Bailey (español aquí):
The announcement that hydrocarbon reserves currently used for oil drilling will be put up for auction has put the people of the indigenous communities of the Pastaza river, in the Peruvian Amazon, on alert. For years, these indigenous communities have been condemning the effects of pollution on their ancestral lands and on themselves.

El anuncio de que se licitarán de nuevo yacimientos de hidrocarburos ya en explotación petrolera ha puesto en alerta a la gente de las comunidades indígenas del río Pastaza, en la amazonía peruana. Durante años estas comunidades indígenas han estado denunciando los efectos de la contaminación en sus tierras ancestrales y en ellos mismos.

Nicaragua: The Continued Struggle to End Child Labor, Video post by Juliana Rincón:
It hasn’t been easy to try and stop child labor in Nicaragua, and the following videos provide a look into the reasons why many children are still working despite the new laws. While some families are seeing value in getting their children educated and are responding to awareness campaigns, for others child labor is the way they keep their families afloat.

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