· August, 2009

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Stories about Spanish from August, 2009

Guatemala: The Production of Cobán Wine

  19 August 2009

Through photographs, Nelson Benjamín Pérez documents the production of Cobán wine made by Faustino Padilla Carrillo [es] in Central Guatemala. He primarily makes 250-300 bottles per year for artisanal purposes and is said to contain many health benefits.

Bolivia: Price for a Stand at Book Fair

  18 August 2009

Willy Jordan writes that the price for each square meter of a stand at the latest La Paz Book Fair [es] costs Bs. 600, approximately 85 USD, which makes it out of reach for some small publishers to participate.

Colombia: The Other Side of the Flower Fair

  18 August 2009

The Flower Fair in Medellín, Colombia is a highly anticipated event, which attracts many visitors to the city. However, Xady of Expresate [es] shows another side to the fair, which includes traffic congestion and an increase in accidents.

Bolivia: Divided Opposition

  17 August 2009

In the upcoming December elections in Bolivia, Miguel Centrellas of Pronto* writes that the dozen opposition candidates will divide the vote when facing the incumbent President Evo Morales.

Cuba: Blogging Event in Spain

  15 August 2009

Even though probably no bloggers from Cuba will be attending the event, David Chapet of BloggersCuba [es] still thinks it is important to follow the event Blogueando a Cuba [es],which is taking place in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Mexico: The Effect of the Victory of the U.S.

  15 August 2009

Mac of El Rincón No Poético [es] is not impressed by Mexico's 2-0 football win against the United States. He would be content if the win would solve some of Mexico's problems such as defeating narcotrafficking or speeding up work on the Metro's Line 12.

Chile: BlogPower 2009 in Santiago

  15 August 2009

The BlogPower 2009 [es] event will take place on August 15 in Santiago, Chile. Maria Pastora [es], a blogger and journalist, will be tweeting the conferences at @blogpower.

Cuba: The Maleconazo

  14 August 2009

August 5th marked the 15 year anniversary of the largest uprising of discontent the revolutionary government of Castro faced since the early years of the triumph of the revolution: The Maleconazo.

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