Stories about Latin America from October, 2005
Guatemala: Blog de mi Guatemala Anniversary
Rob Mercatante congratulates Blog de Mi Guatemala, which recently turned two-years-old.
Brazil: The Gay Kiss Controversy
Responding to controversy over a kiss by two men in the Brazilian soap opera, “America,” Made in Brazil argues that there is large support for gays in the Brazilian media and posts a link to email the Globo network to air the kiss.
Puerto Rico: History of the Puerto Rico Sun
Clarisel Gonzalez writes out the history of the Puerto Rico Sun.
Recently in Argentina
As always, “[ES]” refers to posts in Spanish. All other linked pages are, at least partly, written in English. Diego Sarraseca, an Argentine living in Los Angeles, wrote a trilingual post yesterday entitled, “Today We Celebrate Christmas in Argentina,” referring to the birthday of soccer star Diego Maradona and the...
Puerto Rico: Hon. Aida M. Delgado-Colón – Our Next U.S. District Judge
The Puerto Rico Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers appears content with Bush's nomination of Aida M. Delgado-Colón as the next U.S. District Judge of Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico: PuertoBlogs – The Community of Puerto Rican Bloggers
With the help of Afrael and Mauricio, Albizu has launched Puerto Rico's first blog directory, PuertoBlogs.
Nicaragua: Cultural Observations
Both ¡Pura Vida! and Nicaragua Travels jot down some cultural observations.
Bolivia: Election Crisis
Jim Schultz hands over his blog to Bolivian activist, Boris Rios who offers his insight into Bolivia's current election crisis.
Cuba: Disaster in Havana
Ernesto, a computer programmer in Havana, documents flooding in the city brought on by Hurricane Wilma. With an impresive collection of photos.
Colombia: “The Narco in All of Us”
Responding to recent criticism of President Uribe, Parce says that all Colombians have, in some way, indirectly supported the “narco traficantes.”
Hurricane Wilma Through Monterrey's Eyes
Last week's theme among bloggers here in Monterrey, Mexico was hurricane Wilma. We have all kinds of point of views about the subject. Reading goleech, we have a very valid comparison between what happened in New Orleans and what we have at Cancun, Quintana Roo, and Chiapas because of hurricane...
The Caribbean Blogosphere: Some observations
Anglophone Caribbean bloggers have been relatively quiet this week, so I took the opportunity to chat via IM with my fellow Trinidadian blogger Nicholas Laughlin about some of of the trends we've observed in the Caribbean blogosphere. What follows is an edited version of our conversation: GP: You've been blogging...
El Salvador: Brain Drain
Tim comments on the release of a recent World Bank report on “brain drain,” which found that “one third of Salvadorans with a professional education live outside of El Salvador.”
Colombia: La Cocterlera Nominated for BOB
blogscolombia.com proudly announces that Valentina's weblog, Colombian Realities has been nominated for a Best of Blogs award.
Hands Off Venezuela – In Paris, Chavez speaks of the revolution and salutes the work of “Hands Off Venezuela!”
Hands Off Venezuela gets props from Chavez in Paris. Topochoblog estimates that there are around 3,000 weblogs in Venezuela and asks his readers what their impact has been so far [ES]. Plenty of ideas in the comment section.
Argentina: Sunday's Election and Bush's Visit
Ian of GoodAirs tries to give more meaning to last Sunday's election compared to what he saw as a boring, girl fight story picked up by the international media. Meanwhile, Mirko doesn't understand why Argentines are making so much fuss about Bush's upcoming visit [ES] for the Summit of the...
Uruguay: First International Animation Festival of Uruguay
Animate a weblog focused on animation in Uruguay announces that the First International Animation Festival of Urugay will be held in the city of Salto from November 16th through the 20th [ES].
Argentina: Turpentine's First EP Available to Download
Zona Indie says that Argentine band, Turpentine is reminiscent of Sonic Youth or Soundgarden with a PJ Harvey-like voice. Their first EP can be downloaded for free.
Puerto Rico: Statehood, Autonomy, and Dependence
Gil Schmidt says Puerto Rico's status of Estado Libre Asociado, or ELA, should stand for “Emotionally Lackadaisical Adolsescene. Aníbal Freytes says statehood is an illusion.
The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs
The buzz continues within the Bolivian blogosphere with the publication of the most recent article in the Bolivian press. The Extra section of El Deber featured the three creators of the website Mundo Al Revés for their work of encouraging other Bolivians to begin blogging through website hosting and other...
Venezuela: BBC, Pumpkins, and “No More Politics”
Daniel fact checks the recent BBC interview with Hugo Chavez. Babalu Blog and Bugs’ Blog post about Smashing Pumpkins in Venezuela (no, not the band). And Iria swears off politics until the campaigning ends.