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Twitter, Facebook the new power monitors in Mexico
Latin America
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Latin America
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Twitter, Facebook the new power monitors in Mexico

Carola Solé | AFP - April 11, 2015

MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- A Facebook post changed David Korenfeld’s luck. The picture of this young official, close to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, boarding an official helicopter to…

Twitter removes fake President Luis Guillermo Solís account
Latin America
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Latin America
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Twitter removes fake President Luis Guillermo Solís account

L. Arias - December 31, 2014

Following a formal request from Casa Presidencial, the popular short-message social network Twitter confirmed on Tuesday that it had removed a fake account that had been posing…

Instagram is now bigger than Twitter, will launch verified accounts
Business
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Business
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Instagram is now bigger than Twitter, will launch verified accounts

Hayley Tsukayama | The Washington Post - December 10, 2014

It really is the age of the selfie. Instagram announced Tuesday that 300 million people log into its site every month. That puts the photo-sharing site ahead…

Business
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Nestle tweets a joke about the 43 students missing and presumed dead in Mexico

Caitlin Dewey | The Washington Post - November 11, 2014

https://twitter.com/CNNMex/status/531869822477672448 They say that the key to good brand humor is the sweet spot between the benign and the totally inappropriate. So late Sunday night, @CrunchMX —…

USAID sent young Costa Ricans undercover to Cuba in anti-government scheme, AP reports
Global
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Global
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USAID sent young Costa Ricans undercover to Cuba in anti-government scheme, AP reports

The Tico Times - August 4, 2014

Updated 6:25 p.m. The Associated Press revealed more details Monday morning about Costa Rican involvement in the United States Agency for International Development’s covert anti-Cuba operations, including…

Court throws out ex-President Chinchilla’s social media defamation lawsuit
Crime
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Crime
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Court throws out ex-President Chinchilla’s social media defamation lawsuit

The Tico Times - July 21, 2014

A three-judge criminal court in San José on Monday tossed out a defamation lawsuit brought by ex-President Laura Chinchilla (2010-2014) against a hotel owner who accused her…

You can fight the NSA by ‘resetting the Net’
Business
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Business
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You can fight the NSA by ‘resetting the Net’

Lily Hay Newman | Slate - June 6, 2014

NEW YORK – It's been a year since the first documents leaked by Edward Snowden began showing up in the Guardian and the Washington Post. The surveillance…

Crime
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Talk of ‘Yankee imperialism’ rankles US Embassy in San José

The Tico Times - June 5, 2014

https://twitter.com/usembassysjo/status/474272870559133696 Chargé d’Affaires Gonzalo Gallegos, head of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Costa Rica, responded publicly Wednesday to accusations from some lawmakers that joint maritime patrols between…

Latin America
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Cuban regime change starts with embargo’s death

Raul Gallegos | Bloomberg - April 4, 2014

The United States needs a smarter way to achieve regime change in Cuba. It might start by exporting its best weapon — capitalism — instead of engaging…

USAID’s ‘Cuban Twitter’ draws criticism, derision
Latin America
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Latin America
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USAID’s ‘Cuban Twitter’ draws criticism, derision

Manuel Roig-Franzia | The Washington Post - April 4, 2014

On April 6, 1960, a U.S. diplomat named Lester Mallory wrote a secret memo about Cuba. Subject line: "The Decline and Fall of Castro." Make Cubans unhappy,…

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