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This group is to discuss the IG prespective, from a LAC prespective. In order to be inclusive with the rest of the Diplo Community, I guess we should discuss in English.

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Latest Activity: Feb 19, 2012

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Convocatoria para publicación de artículos / Chamada de artigos / Call for papers 2 Replies

Started by Daniel Oppermann. Last reply by Daniel Oppermann Jun 17, 2010.

II Latin American and Caribbean Preparatory Meeting for IGF 2009 9 Replies

Started by Raquel Gatto. Last reply by Deirdre Williams Sep 6, 2009.

LAC Diplo at Sharm

Started by Roxana Goldstein Sep 6, 2009.

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Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on April 22, 2010 at 6:47pm
ICANN December 2010 will be in Colombia!!!
The ICANN meeting in December will be held in Colombia: http://domainnamewire.com/2010/04/22/icann-going-to-colombia-in-dec...


Comment by Fabio Marinho on March 12, 2010 at 3:14am
I am teaching a course on IG at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. I am looking for other people involved with capacity building in LAC region to share experiences.
Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on August 11, 2009 at 9:27pm
We are finishing up our first day of the II Regional Preparatory IGF in Brazil. So far we have found Graciela Saleimen, Roxana Goldstein, Raquel Gatto, Andres Piazza, Adrian Carballo, Olga Carvallo, Deidre Williams, Ginger Paque, Ruth Puente, Marilia Maciel, and Hindenburgo Pires--Ivo Correia should arrive on Thursday for the Privacy panel. Of course, we are happy to be together in person for a change!

We heard excellent updates on LACNIC activities, including from Diplo Associate Ruth Puente.

One interesting point made by Raul Echevarría en his summary of technical activities was that the change from IPv4 to IPv6 is a transition, not a migration, and will not cause a "Y2K" moment, where in a single moment a change will happen. There will be a long overlap where both versions will work, until IPv4 will gradually be phased out and IPv6 will become the standard. He presented it in a non-technical, logical (and non-threatening) manner, perhaps the best explanation I have heard yet.

At the formal opening we heard Markus Kummer give a wonderful summary of the IGF as keynote speaker, including what I understood to be a recognition that a review of the IGF process does indeed show success.

Send in your questions and comments!
Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on August 9, 2009 at 8:17pm
I agree with Marilia: let's meet for lunch on Tuesday. See you then, to make plans!
Comment by Roxana Goldstein on August 9, 2009 at 5:59pm
Thanks Marilia!
Comment by Marília Maciel on August 9, 2009 at 4:53am
Dear friends, I am so glad that we will meet again!
I live in Rio, and if you need any assistance, my phone number is 55-21-9444-9084. I will be at the venue of the event since Tuesday morning. We could meet for lunch, what do you think?

Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer remote participation options, due to lack of proper infrastructure. We have reduced bandwidth, that would not be sufficient to provide a good experience from the people watching the streaming remotely. But the organizers have told me that the recordings will probably be available on the website for future consultation.

I just would like to remember you that this infrastructure for remote participation will be available in IGF Egypt, so it's possible that we organize remote meetings (remote hubs) in our region. Participants would be able to watch the webcast of the IGF and take part on debates about local issues. They can easily be organized at universities, associations, etc. You can get in touch with Ginger, Raquel or with me if you would like to have more information about the remote hubs.

Best wishes and have a safe trip!

Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on August 9, 2009 at 12:19am
Great news, Andres! We look forward to seeing you there.
Comment by Andres Piazza on August 8, 2009 at 11:56pm
I will be there also, dear Ginger!
Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on August 8, 2009 at 10:10pm
Hi Rox and everyone,
As Rox has pointed out, next week will be the 2nd LAC Regional IGF in Rio. (LACNIC, Rits Nupef, FRIDA, APC)

I will be there, as will other Diplo people, like Ruth Puente, Magally Pagello, Raquel Gatto, Roxana Goldstein, Ivo Correa, Deidre Williams, Graciela Selaimen, Marilia?

We definitely should have a Diplo meeting. If you will be there, please post here, and send me a private email so we can plan, ok?

Look forward to seeing you.
Best, Ginger
Comment by Roxana Goldstein on August 8, 2009 at 12:00am
Hi everybody!

I am an old Diplo student (2007), and I will be at Rio next week. I will be glad to meet you there, I know you well virtually, some more directly, some others only reading their contributions.

I think it is a great idea to meet we all, wearing at least three hats (you know Eduard del Bono?), I mean: as diplo community, as LAC community, as IG4D community - the last for those who know about a proposal to create a group dedicated to developing issues within IG.

I agree with Ginger on two things -at least :): LAC is not in the dev cooperation agenda of developed countries, I think that not only because of lack of english, but most deepen, because of lack of cultural links with the anglosaxon world.
UE doesn´t look to this side, except Spain and Portugal, through Iberoamerican initiatives, but these two countries -I think as hypotesis- could be that have less resources for funding than the others.

And as you said, Ginger, our governments don´t put IG topic in the agenda, and never the less in the budget, so we depend on external cooperation for a topic so strategic as IG.

Best for all,

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