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· February, 2006

Stories about Latin America from February, 2006

Costa Rica: Political Ethics, New Tax Bill

Bob Glass says that the political party, PAC has clarified its ethics code. Professional blogger, gambler, and former Washington Secretary of State candidate, Jacqueline Passey is not happy with a...

Paraguay: “No One in Paraguay Likes Football”

Bob is looking everywhere for a Paraguayan football-loving blogger, but so far has had no luck.

Venezuela, Bolivia: Latin American Conferences in US

Ben Dangl invites readers in Vermont to attend the “Winds of Change in the Americas” conference on Sunday, March 5th while Venezuelan, Miguel Octavio informs his readers of a talk...

Peru: Reliabiligy of Peruvian Polling

Fabiola Bazo has a pdf file of the latest national poll just five weeks before Peruvians elect a new president. Un Lobo en Perú points out that “in the recent...

Venezuela: 17th Anniversary of Caracazo

Oil Wars remembers the tragic massacre which took place 17 years ago today when “the government of Carlos Andres Perez sent the army into the streets to put down, with...

Venezuela: 90's Poetry and the Magic Middle

Venepoetics links to an anthology of Venezuelan poetry from the 90's. Iria Puyosa says she is little impressed by the top 100 blogs according to Technorati (ES) and is much...

Bolivia: Support for Morales, but not Courts

Eduardo Ávila links to a survey which says that 79% of Bolivians approve of new president, Evo Morales so far. Meanwhile, Miguel Buitrago points to the large distrust of the...

Uruguay, France: A Mix of Grapes and Cultures

SaltShaker weighs in with some hidden World War II history between Uruguay and France and how it contributed to Uruguayan Cognac.

Argentina, Chile: More Free Music

Fernando Casale has more free tracks for indie music lovers. Check out Calostro from Chile and Argentine, Sebastián Kramer.

Mexico: New Report Documenting Mexico's Dirty War

Michelle Dion links to resources in English on the soon-to-be released official report of abuses by the PRI regime in Mexico's Dirty War of the late 60's and 70's. RegioBlogs...

Brazil: The Winners and Losers of Carnival

Sangroncito has three descriptive posts on Carnival in Salvador, noting that, “not everyone in Salvador loves Carnaval. For some middle and upper class Soteropolitanos (as citizens of Salvador are called),...

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying – politics and nostalgia

El Salvador is in the midst of a very spirited campaign season leading to the election of mayors and National Assembly deputies on March 12. The campaigning has produced a...

Bolivia: U.S. Revokes Politician's Visa

Boz, Eduardo Ávila, and Adam Isacson all disapprove of the United States revoking the visa of Bolivian peasant leader and Morales ally, Leonida Zurita.

Peru: A BlogsPeru Screensaver

BlogsPerú has compiled a new community screensaver (ES), which is available for download. As always, they are accepting new, relevant photos to be published in the next version.

Computer Crash: Food Overload

Was your umbilical cord attached to a computer when you were born? It may sound like a strange statement, but the truth is that some of us think that. Especially...

Mexico, El Salvador, Peru, Brazil: Poll Numbers

Boz has released his now infamous Friday poll numbers from around Latin America. Tim Muth breaks down the numbers in El Salvador which show the two main parties, FMLN and...

Peru: Presidential Candidate on Same-Sex Unions

Peruvian leftist presidential candidate, Ollanta Humala explained at a recent press conference that he would accept homosexuals to serve on his cabinet says Andres Duque. Fabiola Bazo has more details...

Diary of Negotiations: Argentina's New Experiment in Blogs and Politics

The following is a translation of Mariano Amartino's post originally written in Spanish on Clarín's Weblog Sobre Weblogs Diario de Gestión (Newspaper of Negotiation) is one of the more interesting...

Bolivia: The “Sound Mobile”

Eduardo Ávila has posted a video of his friend, Miguel campaigning in Quechua via a giant speaker attached to the roof of his car in the outskirts of Cochabamba. Ávila...

Mexico, Brazil: Showing of Brazilian Documentary on Bloggers

Alfredo Sanchez (ES) and Eduardo Arcos (ES) both post about the free showing of a Brazilian documentary about bloggers and another about cinema clubs this Saturday in Mexico City. More...

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

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