· July, 2005

Stories about Latin America from July, 2005

Mexican President, Vicente Fox Interviewed by Blogger?

  29 July 2005

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

  29 July 2005

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.

Colombia: Freeing FARC Hostages

  29 July 2005

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.

Bolivia: The Santa Cruz Vote

  29 July 2005

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

  29 July 2005

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

  28 July 2005

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...

Argentina: Stencil Graffiti

  28 July 2005

Line of Sight has an excellent collection of stencil graffiti from around Buenos Aires. Most images have captions explaining the significance.

Ecuador: Manta Urban Fire

  27 July 2005

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.

Perú: Live 8

  27 July 2005

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: Tulio Alvarez Arrested

  27 July 2005

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

  27 July 2005

Tomas Sancio of Baruta, Venezuela talks about land reform and the problems it is causing on the blog, Venezuela Politics.

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