Participants play computer games at the IT event '5th Campus Party', at Anhembi park in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on February 11, 2012. The event opens 24 hours for 7 days and about 7000 visitors are expected to participate with different interests such as digital art, robotics or computer games. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)
BOSTON, Mass. — Last year, Latin Americans made a racket on the internet. Better web connections meant they could get rowdier online — whether engaging in bitter politics, social upheaval, or the odd online shopping spree. Mexico’s web-crazy elections in July were a case in point. Protesters marched under the banner of a Twitter hashtag, and some Mexicans even voted online for the first time. Now, the region will make even more digital noise.