Category Archives: Latin America

Digital Dark Alleys are a Safe Haven for Criminals

By Megan Ekhaml When you hear “Silk Road,” most people think of the historical trade route linking Asia and the Mediterranean. It’s little brother has made a new home – on the Deep Web. And Bitcoin is the currency of … Continue reading

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Contraseña Verde: Small Solutions for a Big Problem

by Erica Sanchez-Vazquez Conversations about climate change, protecting the environment, and sustainability have never been more predominant. They can be as big as Rio+20, the latest United Nations Earth Summit, where heads of states from all over the world to … Continue reading

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Letter from Mexico: Carlos Marín & the Elections

by Rick Rockwell Carlos Marín has become both a symbol and a propaganda tool during Mexico’s elections.  As this is being written, millions of Mexicans are at the polls, voting for a new president.  Although he’s not on the ballot, … Continue reading

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Letter from El Salvador: Lafitte Fernandez in Transition

by Rick Rockwell Change is underway in the Salvadoran media system on many levels, but this brief note is about one significant transition that needs recording.  Although this author only really has half the story, it’s an important half to … Continue reading

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Letter from Honduras: The Villatoro Case

by Rick Rockwell The case of Alfredo Villatoro, the assassinated journalist who headed the news operations at the country’s most popular radio network HRN, has galvanized the journalism community in Honduras.  (For more background on the case, please see:  “Honduras … Continue reading

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