Stories about Spanish from October, 2010
Over the last two months, renowned journalist Alma Guillermoprieto has led an online project in response to the mass killing of seventy-two migrants that took place in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas in August 2010. 72migrantes.com is a virtual memorial for the slayed migrants.
Christian Espoinosa from Cobertura Digital [es] shares statistics on the use of Twitter in Ecuador in 2010.
The music blog Club Fonograma reviews Rita Indiana y Los Misterios’ [ES] new album, “El Juidero”: “She is a unique voice and one of our generation’s most creative personas.”
Ángel Carrión comments on the designation of Ana Guadalupe [ES] as the Provost of the Río Piedras campus (the main campus) of the University of Puerto Rico. Guadalupe was severely criticized for the decisions she made as the interim Provost during the student strike last Spring.
The team behind #EnProfundo produce another podcast [ES] that includes their characteristically biting media critique.
La Propaladora [es] shares images and a video of people gathering at Plaza de Mayo to say goodbye to Néstor Kirchner, former president and husband of current president Cristina Fernández, who passed away yesterday morning from a heart attack.
This Wednesday, Nestor Kirchner, former president and husband of the current president Cristina Fernandez, died of a heart attack. Argentinian bloggers shared their impressions on this sudden and unexpected death.
Frecuencias Alternas has covered Puerto Rico’s independent music scene for the past decade through its radio show, and more recently, its website. The newest addition to their site is the video series "Música Realenga" – realenga [es] meaning ‘without an owner.’ Each episode introduces the audience to a particular ‘indie’ artist or band through a couple of live performances filmed in public spaces such as parks, plazas, and sidewalks.
Cyrano from Columna 17 writes [es] about two embarrassing moments in Peruvian football: the first, when a second-division Peruvian team drugged their opponent; the second, when some players from the national team “went out partying hours after a 1-0 loss to Panama,” as reported by Living in Peru.
After over three weeks since the municipal elections, the people of Lima still didn't know for certain who would be their next mayor; a minimal difference between the candidates has put the spotlight on electronic voting, and the slow process brought forth all kinds of suspicions, doubts and even accusations of fraud attempts.
Waves of Change points us towards I am a Defender of the Rainforest, a 2008 documentary by the Kichwa people of Ecuador, where they documented their struggles with oil companies who invaded their autonomous territories.
Néstor Kirchner, secretary general of UNASUR, former President and husband of current President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, died of a heart attack on Wednesday. His name is currently the top worldwide Twitter trending topic. Calafate, the place where he passed away, and Cristina Fernandez are also a trending topics.
After almost one month since the September 30 police strike, things in Ecuador have calmed down; but investigations to determine who is responsible for the uprising have continued, and Ecuadorians are still divided over how to define what happened that day.
Globalizado reports [es] that thousands of indigenous people in the Amazon are blocking the mouth of rivers Marañon and Tigre. The communities are protesting the constant contamination of the rivers by oil company Pluspetrol, which they accuse of neglecting those affected by a recent oil spill [es] and of not...
“Twittericans” use the hashtag #mensajegobernadorpr to react to governor Luis Fortuño's message on the tax reform.
Miguel Morachimo writes [es] for Blawyer about two bills presented to the Peruvian Congress that relate to the interception and media broadcast of private conversations.
Camino al Paraguay [es] posted a video of a Paraguayan woman talking about her experience as an immigrant in Spain in guaraní.
Natividad Llanquileo was the spokesperson of the Mapuche prisoners that were on hunger strike for more than 80 days; she is 26 years old and a law student. Media from different countries and social networks have been moved by this girl's image and steady voice that explains the hunger strike, the demands of the prisoners and the dignity of the Mapuche.
The student blog Desde Adentro [ES], an alternative online paper created during the recent 60 day student strike at the University of Puerto Rico, is covering the mounting tensions between the students and the administration at the main campus.
Bloggers Nahomi Galindo Malavé and Verónica RT convened bloggers in Puerto Rico to express themselves on violence against women and the media for the Second Blog Day “No More Violence Against Women.” [ES]
In May, the Bolivarian Sports Organization (ODEBO) named Panama the host of the XVII Bolivarian Games, but this week the organization decided not to host the games there anymore. The news is causing reactions from authorities and Twitter users.