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· November, 2005

Stories about Latin America from November, 2005

Guatemala: Stolen Artifacts from Parque el Naranjo

Chapinadas laments the Mayan artifacts which have been looted from an archeological site named “El Naranjo”.

Ecuador: Quayaquil and “Planting Trees”

Muerto de Risa describes her day trip to Ecuador's largest city, Quayaquil while Patricia Granda documents the difficulties and details of a carbon exchange program which was to plant 150,000...

Puerto Rico: Rules Amendments

Tom Lincoln of the Puerto Rico Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has posted the new rules amendments which will go into effect on December 1st and also links to a...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

The most comprehensive poll to date really got the ball rolling with an increase in discussion about the December 18th Presidential Elections in Bolivia. In addition to the election of...

Turning Point in Venezuelan Legislative Elections

Next Sunday, December 4, is election day for Venezuelan National Assembly deputies. The electoral race had been taking place without much ado from voters, and according polls projected abstention was...

Latin America: Soccer Blogs

Clarín's Weblog Sobre Weblogs charts the growing trend of soccer blogs (ES).

Central America, Caribbean: Garífuna Summit Declaration

Roberto Borrero posts a copy of the Garífuna Summit Declaration signed by six Central American and Caribbean heads of state to safeguard Garífuna culture.

Panama: Second Independence Day

Chiriqui Chatter explains why Panama has two independence days in the same month.

Venezuela: Voting Machines

On Saturday, Tomas Sancio listed his concerns with voting machines that were to be used in the upcoming elections. Today Oil Wars explains that electoral authorities agreed to not use...

Peru: Video of Dancing to Pluma Pluma Gay

Petter Chamoli of Cajón de Juguetes has a short video of celebrating Peruvians dancing to the song “Pluma Pluma Gay.”

Costa Rica: Impact of the Internet on the 2006 Presidential Elections

La versión original de este artículo está disponible en español. These presidential elections have had a special element as they are the first elections where the internet has played a...

Cuba: “How Lovely is Cuba!”

Ernesto, a computer programmer in Havana who rarely writes about anything other than programming, describes Steven Mansour's Cuba Blog as the first weblog he has “found to be friendly and...

Colombia: Southern Colombia and Northern California

Plan Colombia and Beyond makes the very worthwhile observation that “nobody is proposing to fumigate Sequoia National Park.”

Colombia: Galeras Valcano Erupts and Shakira

John Guzman has the latest on the eruption of Galeras volcano as well as Shakira's new album, which will be in English.

Brazil: Gun Referendum Thoughts

Tatiana Cardeal explains her disappointment with the decision by Brazilian voters to vote down a proposed firearm ban.

Argentina: Yanquis

Diego of Altered Argentina says he is much more impressed with the ex-pat community he has met in Argentina compared to his experience in Costa Rica and describes his ex-pat...

Presidential Election: Blogs and politics

We are 13 days from the presidential election. Every night, on TV, before the news hour, the 4 presidential candidates, belonging to different parties or coalitions, have the legal option...

Recent Posts From Peru

La versión original de este artículo está disponible en español. What follows is a small review of some recent posts chosen from various Peruvian blogs; posts that in one or...

Cuba: Travel Notebook

Steven Mansour, so far, has written chapters one, two, and three of his “Cuba Chronicles.”

Honduras: Election this Sunday

Boz writes about this Sunday's upcoming presidential election in Honuras. Honduras y el Mundo (ES), Opiniones Irreverentes (ES), Nuerocosmo (ES), and Hector A. Castillo (ES) are all filled with poetic...

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