· October, 2009

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Stories about Spanish from October, 2009

Honduras: Miracle Qualification to World Cup

  19 October 2009

Irina Orellana celebrates Honduras’ qualification to the 2010 World Cup [es] and writes that for those that do not believe in miracles, then the goal scored by the United States in extra time, which vaulted her side to the finals, proves that miracles do exist.

Puerto Rico: Reflections on the National Strike

  16 October 2009

On October 15, thousands of Puerto Ricans flooded the streets to protest the government's lay-off of around 17,000 government employees. Flows of information, opinions, videos and images traveled through the Puerto Rican blogosphere and twittersphere like lightning. Here are some of their reflections.

Puerto Rico: The National Strike (update)

  15 October 2009

Early this morning thousands of people began to flood the main avenues and highways of San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, as part of the national strike that aims to paralyze the country for one day. Citizen media covered its developments.

Bolivia: The Battle Over Machia Park

  13 October 2009

Located in the Cochabamba Tropics in Central Bolivia, Machia Park is home to the Inti Wara Yassi animal refuge. It is now under threat by a proposed road and many are mobilizing to oppose the project.

Guatemala: Reports of the Formation of Guerrilla Group

  13 October 2009

There are reports that a guerrilla group has been formed in Guatemala, and is being led by a Spanish citizen, who goes by the nickname “The Monk.” According to Guate 360 [es], this new movement has the support of 28 indigenous communities and is a response to the systematic violation...

Bolivia: National Team Plays to the Competition

  13 October 2009

“Bolivia is a small team that gets bigger with the big teams and gets smaller with the small teams,” writes Jaime Galarza of Once a Once [es] a day after Bolivia's 2-1 victory over Brazil in a World Cup Qualifying Game held in La Paz, Bolivia.

Uruguay: The Vote by the Diaspora

  12 October 2009

Mario Blanco of Asi ta'l mundo, Botija [es] wonders why Uruguayans living abroad have not yet been given the right to vote in elections. He also links to a campaign called Voto x Uruguay that is calling attention to this cause.

Peru: Renewed Attention on the Shining Path

  11 October 2009

Seventeen years after the capture of Abimael Guzmán, leader of the Peruvian terrorist organization Shining Path, a new movie and book, as well as several suspicious attacks, have brought new attention on the group.

Costa Rica: Streaming Video Discussions on Citizen Journalism

  8 October 2009

Last night 300 users tuned in to the  video streaming from the  Spanish Cultural center, where three journalists with extensive experience with citizen media from Spain, Costa Rica and Cuba: Rosa Jiménez Cano, Cristian Cambronero and Lazaro Rodriguez spoke about the transformation of journalism as it adapts to the new...

Puerto Rico: A Crisis with Many Names

  2 October 2009

This has been a very difficult week in Puerto Rico: The governor Luis Fortuño layed-off nearly 17,000 government employees. After the announcement, people immediately mobilized. Comments and analysis on the precarious political, social and economic situation that Puerto Rico is enduring have flooded the blogosphere.

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