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· January, 2006

Stories about Latin America from January, 2006

Mexico: Online Library of Chinese Piracy

Wave Making notes that the popular, controversial (and often offensive) blog, Pinches Chinos has celebrated its one year anniversary and takes the occasion to examine the complex feelings Mexicans have...

Panama: Manuel Escala

Leon Kadoch sees a bright future for up-and-coming Panamanian musician, Manuel Escala.

The Caribbean Single Market

It's rare to find Caribbean bloggers across different islands talking about the same issue at the same time, but one would have thought that yesterday's historic signing in Jamaica of...

Venezuela: Notes on WSF

Author and activist, Luis J. Rodriguez offers his experience at last week's World Social Forum in Caracas.

Recently in Peru

Here once again to share with you some of what has been published in the Peruvian blogosphere. These days the categories are somewhat mixed up. Blogs that normally post about...

Caribbean: BlogHer's site launches

BlogHer's new “internationalized” site is now online, with Karen Walrond covering Latin America and the Caribbean.

Caribbean: The Taíno & Catholicism

Indigenous issues blog Voice of the Taino people links to an article entitled “Christianity, Capitalism, Corporations, and the Myth of Dominion”, noting that the “Roman” Catholic Church still has not...

Barbados, Venezuela: Patilla amarillo

Caracas-resident Barbadian Campfyah discovers patilla amarillo.

Chilean Scout Blogs

The Scouts movement has existed in Chile for the last 96 years. This networked community has leaders that promote and share the social values of the organization. Currently, more than...

Plan Colombia and Beyond: Notes on a Senate staff trip to Colombia

Adam Isacson has a typically meticulous post documenting the visit by Senator Richard Lugar's assistant, Carl Meacham to Colombia where he released a report calling for the continuation of US...

Bolivia: “Washington Week in Review”

Democracy Center director, Jim Shultz spent last week in Washington D.C. where he spoke on U.S. – Bolivian relations after the inauguration of leftist president, Evo Morales. In his notes...

Argentina: Little Press Coverage of Chinese New Yeaer

SaltShaker has a difficult time finding information about the Chinese New Year festivities in Buenos Aires’ Chinatown.

El Salvador: Outpouring of Tributes for Handal

Both Tim's El Salvador Blog and Leftside comment on the outpouring of support at the funeral of former leftist political leader, Schafik Handal. The U.S. – El Salvador Sister Cities...

Puerto Rico: Island without a coast?

Tinta Digital (ES) contemplates the possibility that Puerto Rico could become “an island without a coast” unless the laws which allow people and organizations to restrict access to beachfront are...

Caribbean: McWatt wins literary prizes

The Caribbean Beat Blog announces that Guyanese writer Mark McWatt has taken both the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best first book in the Canada/Caribbean region, and the prestigious Casa de...

We Love Cooking!

#1: All Indian food does NOT taste the same! From the UK, We all live downstream explains this popular belief that find its roots in the lack of adventurous spirit...

Revolutionary Awareness in the WSF

Bloggers attending the World Social Forum in Caracas have been speaking out with constructive criticisms on organizational pitfalls. Issues related to transportation, the youth camp facilities, and information problems have...

There is No Festival in Cartagena

The following is an abbreviated translation of a post originally written in Spanish by Colombian journalist, Efraim Medina Reyes at Blogscolombia.com. In the most recent issue of the magazine, Arcadia,...

Youth WSF collective blog

Attention-grabbing first person testimonials on what is going at the World Social Forum in this collective blog. Posts about life in the youth camp, the Forum’s (dis)organization, the Bolivarian proceso,...

Puerto Rico: Taking the mickey out of a PSA

A slogan in a public restroom inspires (ES) Shery to mount a mischievous campaign satirizing the public-service campaign “¿Qué nos pasa, Puerto Rico?” (“What's happening to us, Puerto Rico?”).

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