Latin America & the Caribbean

ICTs and environmental sustainability: Mexico baseline study

By Olinca Marino and Enrique Rosas (June 2011, APC an LaNeta )

Mexico has one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems, and is therefore also very vulnerable to climate change. This report identifies in what ways the use of ICTs has been proposed in public policies as aresponse to climate change.It also points out convergence between the digital and climate agenda, and offers a deeper reflection and analysis on the issue.

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ICTs and environmental sustainability: Costa Rica baseline study

By Coopearativa Sulá Batsú (May 2011, APC )

When the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) was approved in Costa Rica in 2008, the telecommunications sector – previously a state monopoly – opened itself to the liberal economic market. This study looks at the different initiatives, policies and actors involved in environmental stability from the telecommunications sector and focuses on climate change and e-waste management.

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Op-Ed: Colombian Law Sets Dangerous Precedent says APC

WELLINGTON 26 September 2011 (Joy Liddicoat for IPS)

Colombian lawmakers are studying the “Lleras law”, the latest effort by that country to secure a free trade agreement with the United States by submitting to U.S. demands to comply with U.S. intellectual property laws. The bill is currently being fast-tracked with little input or consultation from Colombian citizens.

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APC member Colnodo condemns anti-piracy law

MONTEVIDEO 7 September 2011 (Colnodo for APCNews)

APC member Colnodo has issued a report about Colombia’s controversial “two strikes” bill. Under this law, file-sharers caught with copyrighted content can lose their internet connections or even face jail time.” See full article in Spanish.

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Internet governance in Latin America and the Caribbean: Remote participation

MONTEVIDEO 8 August 2011 (APC for APC)

From August 9-11 APC is at this regional meeting in Trinidad and Tobago. You can also participate from wherever you are.

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Sexual minorities marginalised in internet policy debates in Brazil

ROSARIO 11 July 2011 (Flavia Fascendini for GenderIT.org)

The EroTICs research team in Brazil studied the complex relationship between sexual minorities and internet policy. Their findings show that these groups were routinely ignored in debates surrounding internet regulation.

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Low Cost Solutions for Wireless Connectivity

Guatemala

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste, Italy) along with the Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala organize the above mentioned course, to be held at the Departamento de Fisica — Edificio T-1 Segundo Nivel, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, 01012 Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala —.

First Latin American and Caribbean convention of Internet Governance

QUITO 27 June 2011 (APC for APCNews)

The Fourth Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will take place from August 8th to 11th, 2011 in the city of Port Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The event will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

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3rd Feminist tech Xchange - Colombia

Date and time: 
May 25 2011 - 8:00am - May 27 2011 - 5:00pm

Participants are 12 women from women’s rights organisations in Bogota and their main activity will be the production of 3 short videos to help them create awareness on violence against women and ICTs.

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