globalvoices:

María María Acha-Kutscher, born in Peru in 1968, has a triple role as an activist, feminist, and visual artist. 

Discover some of her work.

Montevideo, Uruguay. More photos here.

"No se trata de andar endiosando a nadie, pero el juez Baltazar Garzón, hoy acusado de imputaciones que a muchos nos enorgullecerían, fue el hombre providencial para una sociedad que se hallaba en falta con sus deudos, amarrada de manos, entumida por equilibrios perversos, incapaz de mirar de frente la humillación en que la tuvo sumida el miedo a ese terrible padre castigador.

Muchísimas gracias, juez Garzón. Difícilmente llegará a entender usted lo que hizo por Chile. El panfleto del que aquí les he contado hoy es la revista más leída del país. Ya no le tememos a monstruo alguno. Le debemos el haber encendido la luz cuando aún su sombra nos causaba tiritones.”

"La importancia del juez Garzón," Patricio Fernández, Blog ‘Lejos de todo’ de El País.

If you had to leave your country and could only take one thing, what would it be? If you don’t have to leave your country, help those who do and #sendsocks.

It’s time to acknowledge the foreign policy disaster that American support for the Porfirio Lobo administration in Honduras has become. Ever since the June 28, 2009, coup that deposed Honduras’s democratically elected president, José Manuel Zelaya, the country has been descending deeper into a human rights and security abyss. That abyss is in good part the State Department’s making.

univisionnews:

The Raramuri live in Mexico’s Sierra Tarahumara, near Chihuahua city. Hundreds are said to be facing starvation. (photo: flickr Lon&Queta)

By MANUEL RUEDA

Channel: Latin American Affairs

At least 50 indigenous people are said to have committed suicide in the north of Mexico, where freezing temperatures and a long drought have left hundreds of members of the Raramuri tribe at the brink of starvation.

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A short documentary on Chile’s student movement by Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines.

"El Encuentro", a video about the Chilean student protests by Alaa Alsadi, won second place in “Ciudadanía en las calles”, a video contest by online magazine Distintas Latitudes.

globalvoices:

Syrian authorities have arrested blogger Razan Ghazzawi on the Syrian-Jordanian border today. Ghazzawi was on her way to Amman to attend a workshop on press freedom in the Arab world.

Her arrest has drawn criticism and anger from bloggers and activists around the world, who are calling for her immediate release.

- Free Razan Ghazzawi