Stories about Latin America from July, 2005
Mexican President, Vicente Fox Interviewed by Blogger?
Last night I came across a post on Bloggings by Boz which linked to a post in Spanish by Goleech mentioning that Mexican president, Vicente Fox, in what must have been a first, was interviewed by a blogger. I read through the interview, and though it seemed more than sufficiently...
Panama, Colombia: Darien Gap
El Sur links to a moblog which covers that unforgiving space of Panamanian and Colombian jungle which keeps most Pan-American travelers from driving straight through, known as the Darien Gap.
Peru: Election Preview
Boz has an early preview of the Peruvian presidential scene.
Colombia: Freeing FARC Hostages
Plan Colombia and Beyond has a thoughtful dissection of the long road awaiting Colombian president Uribe, who is trying to negotiate the release of fifty-nine hostages held by the leftist group, FARC.
Caribbean: Taran's Caribbean Blog List
Taran Rampersad has an unbelievable list of Caribbean blogs which will soon be making its way into the Bridge Blog Index.
Bolivia: The Santa Cruz Vote
Barrio Flores takes a look at the expanding Santa Cruz region of Eastern Bolivia, which could have a big impact on the December electionst.
Mexico: Mel Gibson's Mayan Epic
Mexicanwave says Mel Gibson is financing a Mayan epic for which he wrote the screenplay and will direct. “Casting of Maya local to the region of Mexico where Gibson will begin shooting in October is apparently already underway.”
Latin America Responds to TeleSur's Launch
This past Sunday a small group of 25 journalists in Caracas, Venezuela began pilot-broadcasting a new Pan-American satellite news network called TeleSur which, by September, hopes to be reaching audiences all throughout the Americas with at least nine regional bureaus including Colombia, Argentina, Cuba, Brazil, Washington D.C, La Paz and...
Flickr Pick from Guatemala
“Antigua, Guatemala” by KDUNK
Argentina: Stencil Graffiti
Line of Sight has an excellent collection of stencil graffiti from around Buenos Aires. Most images have captions explaining the significance.
Argentina: La Boca – Impressions
Marisa of It Takes Two to Tango offers up her impressions of La Boca, Argentina.
Ecuador: Manta Urban Fire
Pedro Santana C. has new photos of last week's urban fire in Manta, Ecuador. Eduardo Ochoa of Li-1 blogged and photographed the fire [es] the same day it happened and a photo pool was started on Flickr.
El Salvador: US children in El Salvador
Tim's El Salvador Blog writes that there are 15,000 children with U.S. citizenship living in El Salvador and a total of 2.3 million Salvadorans living in the U.S.
Paraguay: Rumored U.S. Military Base
Benjamin Dangl of Upside Down Blog tries to get to the bottom of a rumored U.S. military base in Paraguay which supposedly doesn't exist.
Latin America: Inter-American Development Bank Elections
Juanson World has an excellent rundown of the candidates to join the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Development. His post was then updated at 1 p.m. to note that Colombian ambassador, Luis Alberto Moreno won the post.
Perú: Live 8
Diana Zorilla Rios of Lima, Peru says the Peruvian media did a pretty poor job covering Live8, but not to worry because the bloggers had it under contro [es]
Venezuela: New Voting System
The Sumate Files looks at a controversial new voting system which will be tested out in two states during next month's elections.
Venezuela: Tulio Alvarez Arrested
Daniel of Venezuela News and Views is updating a post throughout the day on the reported arrest of Venezuelan opposition lawyer, Tulio Alvarez, by the Venezuelan National Guard.
Venezuela: Land Reform
Tomas Sancio of Baruta, Venezuela talks about land reform and the problems it is causing on the blog, Venezuela Politics.
Juanson World: Justice or Impunity?
Christian of Juanson World gives a survey of criticism and support for the recently-passed Justice and Peace Law in Colombia.
El Salvador: Why I oppose CAFTA
Tim's El Salvador Blog gives a thorough explanation of why he opposes the Central American Free Trade Agreement.