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· August, 2005

Stories about Latin America from August, 2005

Venezuelan: Measuring Poverty In the USA

Tomas Sancio of Baruta, Venezuela, criticizes Chavez's accusation of widespread poverty in the United States.

El Salvador: Yellow alert for Santa Ana volcano

Tim writes that “Salvadoran authorities have put the areas around the Santa Ana volcano on yellow alert after a recent rise in activity at the volcano.” With links to helpful...

Brazil: Tropeiros

South American Journal writes a post about the famed Tropeiros of Brazil accompanied by the impressive photography of Tatiana Cardeal.

Cuba: 1929 Havana Travel Ad

Havana Journal finds an old Cuban travel advertisement from a 1929 issue of National Geographic, which describes the island as “so near at hand – so easily reached – that...

Panama: The Web Industry

Jorge Arango reflects on the Internet in Panama over the last 10 years.

Guatemala: Expats in Europe

Chapines en Europa is a web portal for Guatemalans living in Europe to share their experiences. The most popular post, as of late, links to live video feeds from Guatemala.

Guatemala: Reasons to Visit

Chapinadas notes that Chapines (Guatemalans) often take the beauty of their country for granted until it's seen from a visitor's perspective.

Mexico, Cuba: Blog of the Week

Blogs Mexico has chosen SABROSON, written in Spanish by a witty Cuban immigrant who has been living in Mexico City since 1990, as blog of the week.

Ecuador: Eduardo Ochoa's New Blog

Famed Ecuadorean blogger, Eduardo Ochoa has started a new, not quite work safe blog focusing on cyber-culture.

Venezuela: Pat Robertson and Jesse Jackson

Daniel of Venezuela News and Views compares Pat Robertson and Jesse Jackson after the latter visits his country.

Bolivia: Negative Effects of Petrol Industry

Nick Buxton has a long post on Open Veins examining the neocolonial effects of the petrol industry in Bolivia.

Ecuador: Finding Pallatanga

Pastor Larry uses Google Earth to find the location of his next mission trip to Ecuador.

Bolivia, South Africa: Microlending

Miguel of MABB points to some positive coverage of Bolivia's microlending industry from South Africa.

Bolivia: Fall of the Frente Amplio

Eduardo of Barrio Flores jokingly suggests that presidential candidate Samuel Doria Medina better find himself a cutesy nickname if he wants any chance of staying in the race.

Argentina: Conspiracy Theories

Expat Argentina writes of popular Argentine conspiracy theories which question U.S. intentions.

Blogs of the World, Aggregate!

Boris Anthony, our good friend and Global Voices’ beloved graphic designer/toolsmith, recently offered this observation: “….In the last 6 months, I have not worked on a single ‘weblog': it's all...

Mexico : 9 reglas

Sergio of Overcaffeinated informs us that the 9rules network will be opening itself up to content in Spanish on September 2nd.

Mexico, Argentina: A Comparison of Capitols

Robert of line of sight compares Mexico City with Buenos Aires.

Argentina: Victoria Ocampo’s House

Buenos Aires, City of Faded Elegance takes a look at the modernist architecture of Victoria Ocampo's house in Bueno Aires while GoodAirs looks at the glass-encased summertime home of ex-president...

Bolivia: Things Are Not Going Well for MAS

MABB argues in two posts why things are not looking up for the leftist Garcia Linera/Evo Morales presidential ticket.

About our Latin America coverage

Melissa Vida is the Latin America Spanish-language editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

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