Tag: <span>Twitter</span>

Cuba Live-Tweets Castro’s Speech to Parliament

Top Story — Cuban President Raul Castro said Wednesday, in a speech shared live over newly created state social media accounts, that Cuba is prepared to enter a new stage […] Read More >

Fidel Castro Is Dead, Says Unfounded And Likely False Twitter Rumor

Former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro has passed away, according to an unverified rumor that spread like a forest fire through the social media site Twitter Monday evening. The rumor is […] Read More >

Mexico: Veracruz Frees Social Media Users Accused Of Terrorism

Authorities in Mexico freed from custody a man and a woman accused of terrorism and sabotage after they spread false rumors over the social media site Twitter of a school […] Read More >

Mexico: Charges For “Twitter Terrorists” To Be Lessened

Today in Latin America Top Story — Lawmakers in the Mexican state of Veracruz approved a law Tuesday designed to lessen terrorism and sabotage charges filed against the so-called “Twitter […] Read More >

Mexico: Javier Sicilia’s Peace Caravan Marches On Despite Threats

Poet and activist Javier Sicilia promised that no threats or intimidation would stop his caravan for peace from heading deeper into southern Mexico, even as the state of Veracruz bumped […] Read More >

Ecuador’s Rafael Correa Joins Twitter

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa became the latest Latin American leader to join the social media site Twitter, posting his first tweet on Friday evening. “Hello Everyone, I’m in a meeting […] Read More >

Brazilian Soccer Fans Face Backlash for Offensive Tweets

The Order of Brazilian Lawyers (OAB) has filed a racial discrimination complaint against a pair of Brazilian soccer fans for posting derogatory messages on Twitter after Flamengo was eliminated from […] Read More >

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

Twitter Becomes a Political Battleground in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES — Last July an Argentine citizen told his local congresswoman: “What a pity you are using your position to defend a media group that collaborated with the dictatorship.” […] Read More >