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The Technology of Corporate Accountability
August 24, 2011 – 8:08 pm | No Comment
The Technology of Corporate Accountability

Last week a Chilean commission of environment, health, economy, mining and agriculture ministers voted to approve a massive coal mining project on Riesco Island in the far south of the country. Supporters of the project, …

The State of E-Government in Latin America
June 20, 2011 – 7:11 pm | No Comment
The State of E-Government in Latin America

Editor’s note: This comprehensive profile on the state of e-government in Latin America was originally published on the personal blog of Juan Arellano. It was translated into English by Siân Sinnott and been edited by …

New Ideas for Transparency & Technology in Latin America
May 14, 2011 – 4:54 pm | One Comment
New Ideas for Transparency & Technology in Latin America

For the past four months Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente — in collaboration with Información Cívica and Silvana Fumega, a consultant for the World Bank Institute — has been organizing a series of video-conferences with transparency NGOs …

A Critique of Legislative Monitoring Websites
March 30, 2011 – 6:02 am | No Comment
A Critique of Legislative Monitoring Websites

What legislative monitoring can learn from #InternetNecesario
In October 2009 Alejandro Pisanty of the Internet Society of Mexico caught wind that the Chamber of Deputies (one of Mexico’s two legislative bodies) would soon vote on a …

A Critique of Legislative Monitoring Websites
March 30, 2011 – 6:00 am | No Comment
A Critique of Legislative Monitoring Websites

What legislative monitoring can learn from #InternetNecesario
In October 2009 Alejandro Pisanty of the Internet Society of Mexico caught wind that the Chamber of Deputies (one of Mexico’s two legislative bodies) would soon vote on a …

Latin America at SXSWi & Future Technology Events in Latin America
March 19, 2011 – 7:20 pm | 2 Comments
Latin America at SXSWi & Future Technology Events in Latin America

With over 15,000 participants this year, South by Soutwest Interactive (SXSWi) is probably the world’s largest event geared toward social media, technology, and gaming. In fact, it has grown so quickly over the past few …

Latin America’s Open Data Movement
March 18, 2011 – 11:50 pm | No Comment
Latin America’s Open Data Movement

Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Juan Arellano and posted on his personal blog, Globalizado. It looks at a single project do demonstrate how public information can be used by so-called “civic hackers” …

Just What is Civic Information?
February 27, 2011 – 7:36 pm | No Comment
Just What is Civic Information?

All next week we will publish a series of posts that collectively aims to offer a guide for NGOs and funders to measure and evaluate the progress of their online influence. But first, let’s review …

Just What is Civic Information?
February 27, 2011 – 7:34 pm | No Comment
Just What is Civic Information?

All next week we will publish a series of posts that collectively aims to offer a guide for NGOs and funders to measure and evaluate the progress of their online influence. But first, let’s review …

Chile: Smart Rules for the 21st Century?
December 21, 2010 – 2:09 am | No Comment
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Throughout the 19th century Britain was the world’s most industrialized nation with an empire where the sun famously never set. In contrast Germany was, in the words of Frank Thadeusz, an “underdeveloped agrarian state.” In …