This week in Global Voices Latin America/Esta semana en Global Voices Latinoamérica

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

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

Colombia: Cali organiza su tercer Barcamp, Juan Arellano:
El próximo lunes 17 de diciembre se llevará a cabo la tercera edición del Barcamp Cali, un evento de Cultura Libre organizado en la ciudad de Cali, Colombia. El evento ha generado expectativa entre los cibernautas caleños, quienes ya están tuiteando al respecto con la etiqueta #barcampcali3.

Striker’s ‘Scorpion Kick’ Goal Makes Bolivian Football History, Pablo Andrés Rivero:
Gastón Mealla, a 24 year-old Bolivian striker, made an improbable heel volley, a ‘scorpion kick’, scoring from outside the box during a local first-division match. FIFA nominated the goal to the 2012 Puskás Award. Despite not making the top 3 goals of the year, Gastón Mealla’s astonishing scorpion kick will remain as one of the most spectacular goals of Bolivian football history.

#Sopacriolla o el duro camino a la regulación de los ISP en el Perú, Juan Arellano:
En un post anterior comentamos sobre el proyecto conocido como #sopacriolla, una iniciativa del Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo para supuestamente reunir aportes a la construcción de una norma sobre derecho de autor y responsabilidad de los ISP (Proveedores de Internet). Para aprender más sobre el tema conversamos con el bloguero Miguel Morachimo y con el abogado a cargo de la iniciativa, Erick Iriarte.

Ecuador Launches Oil Auction Amid Indigenous Protests, Rachael Petersen:
On Wednesday November 28, 2012, Ecuador began an international licensing round for 13 oil blocks – nearly ten million acres – of untouched south-central Amazonian territory as indigenous leaders took to the streets in Quito to protest petroleum concessions on their lands.

Costa Rica: President Signs Internet Freedom Declaration, Renata Avila, GV Advocacy:
Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica, signs the Declaration of Internet Freedom and calls upon the leaders of the world to “join us in preserving and nurturing this openness and freedom upon which a bright future can be built.”

Informe Netizen Latinoamérica y el Caribe: Edición detenciones, Equipo Informe Netizen:
Este mes las detenciones de internautas en Latinoamérica y el Caribe han parecido ir en aumento, con blogueros y activistas en Ecuador, Colombia, y Cuba detenidos por sus actividades en línea. En este Informe Netizen para Latinoamérica y el Caribe revisamos algunos de estos casos.

Argentina’s Impending ‘Monsanto Law’ is Not Welcome, Laura Schneider (Español aquí):
A bill by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Argentina regarding genetically modified seeds has generated much controversy in different sectors who argue that Argentina could lose its food sovereignty if the law moves forward. Social organizations called for an event to protest the law.

¿Hay un Internet libre en el Perú?, Juan Arellano:
Cada vez es más frecuente oír que tal o cual país está discutiendo o promulgando algún tipo de ley que afecta a la libertad de internet. El Perú no es ajeno a eso. Conversamos sobre el tema con Miguel Morachimo del blog Blawyer, y también repasamos lo que han dicho otros blogueros sobre la libertad en y de internet.

Winning Applications from Latin America’s Biggest Hackathon, Suannah Vila:
Desarrollando America Latina, a kind of World Cup for hackers in Latin America, took place this weekend in 8 countries in South and Central America. When technologists get in the room with open data and a mandate to address social problems, a lot can happen. Here are some of the winning ideas.

Day 2 of Developing Latin America 2012, Juan Arellano, English translation by Alexandra Quinn (Español aquí):
Last Sunday December 2 saw the completion of day 2 of the regional hackathon Developing Latin America 2012, organised by the Ciudadano Inteligente Foundation in eight Latin American countries. After 36 hours of intense and continuous work, the teams participating in the various headquarters began the presentations of their projects in order to later find out the jurys’ decision. Here we present the winners from the different headquarters.

Death of Colombian Football Player Miguel Calero Shakes Mexico, J. Tadeo, English translation by Kimberly Shiller  (Español aquí):
Mexicans expressed their support and solidarity on Twitter after learning that Colombian and former football player Miguel Calero had been declared brain dead. Hours after this post was published in Spanish, the Pachuca Football Club announced Calero had passed away.

7D: Argentina Prepares for New Media Law, Laura Schneider, English translation by Alexandra Quinn (Español aquí):
On December 7, 2012, the new Media Law will come into full effect in Argentina. The date is known as 7D. What do the media, government and citizens think about this new law?

Ecuadorian Blogger Paúl Moreno is Freed, Daniela Gallardo, English translation by Nina Shield (Español aquí):
Ecuadorian blogger Paúl Moreno had been arrested on November 30, 2012, on charges of fraudulent access to computer systems and databases, after he demonstrated that the government website lacks adequate security mechanisms for obtaining data on its citizens. Moreno was released on December 3.

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