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· July, 2005

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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