restricted access Technological Dependency and the Internet: Latin American Access from Buenos Aires, 2001–2013

Although the Internet was born from the desire to maintain decentralized research sites via high–speed interconnections, its development, however, has produced a highly hierarchical and centralized network space. Through the application of spatial analysis here is represented cartographically the new global map of cyberspace as viewed from Buenos Aires, Argentina. This space is suitable for conducting further explorations but it also has potential geopolitical dimensions. It verifies the emergence of new digital borders between central and peripheral countries, and an increasing fragmentation in interconnecting Latin American countries. Reversing this situation provides future challenges.