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· March, 2006

Stories about Latin America from March, 2006

Bolovia: Airport Protest Photographs

Indymedia Bolivia has lots of interesting photographs and comments (ES) from Cochabamba's Jorge Wilstermann airport, where airline employees are protesting.

Peru: Presidential Election

Taking a break from the usual tech focus, Patrice introduces his readers to Sunday's elections in Peru, noting that they will probably lead to a second round runoff. Peru Election...

Bolivia, Chile: Who Invented the Potato?

Maria Passo has a long list of what she believes are Peruvian cultural inventions that have been “stolen” by Chile. One commenter, Danica says jokingly, “chile sucks. I'm bitter. gimme...

Venezuela: Op-Ed Translations

Katy of Caracas Chronicles has translated an opinion piece, originally published in Tal Cual by Marino González, a professor at Simón Bolívar University. Venepoetics translates an op-ed, also from Tal...

Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Nicaragua, Mexico: Poll Numbers

Punctual as always, Boz has his Friday poll numbers from across Latin America.

Images from Argentina: Perito Moreno Glacier

“Glacier Perito Moreno with Mountain, Argentina” by Tyuzo. Argentina's Perito Moreno Glacier has been in the international news lately as it takes stage during the unfolding drama that is global...

El Salvador: Dollars and Donuts

Rob Mercatante, usually based in Guatemala, just got back from a trip to El Salvador. Here are his reflections on dollarization and donuts.

Costa Rica: Global IT Ranking

Uri Ridelman notes that Costa Rica lost eight places in global IT ranking according to the World Economic Forum. Costa Rica was ranked below El Salvador and Panama, but above...

Brazil: Brazil's First Man In Space

Made in Brazil explains why 43-year-old astronaut Marcos Pontes was on the front page of all Brazilian papers today.

Bolivia: “Battle at the Cochabamba Airport”

Eduardo Ávila is covering a developing story at Jorge Wilstermann airport in Cochabamba, where workers of the airline Lloyd Aereo Boliviano are demanding that the indebted airline be nationalized. Writing...

Argentina: Indie Online Radio

unaRadio is an online radio station based in Argentina which describes itself as “a free medium to distribute the work of independent artists in Spanish and other languages.” You can...

DR: No to “sexual liberty”

Andrés Duque reports that language referring to “sexual liberty” will be removed from a current draft amendment to the Dominican Republic's Civil Code. One of the fears among critics of...

Caribbean, US: US-Caricom meeting

Larry Smith discusses the recent US-Caricom meeting in the Bahamas in the context of both recent US foreign policy and Condolezza Rice's career. He quotes a Bahamian diplomat, who says:...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

Terrorist bombings just don’t happen in Bolivia. That is why all sorts of speculation surfaced when two explosions ripped through two budget hotels in the capital city of La Paz....

Peru, Mexico, Venezuela: Election Influence

Jefferson Morley takes a look at how Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez is influencing elections in Mexico and Peru in his roundup of the Latin American press.

El Salvador: Hunger Strike in Chalatenango

Writing from Chalatenango, El Salvador, Jesse Stewart says that 26 people representing 100 communities have occupied a Cathedral there to protest, among other issues, the disappearance of Erlinda and Ernestina...

Mexico: 4th World Water Forum

World News A La Mexicana sums up the 4th World Water Forum, which took place last week in Mexico City.

Chile: Beto Stocker

Fernando Casale links to two albums by Chilean musician Beto Stocker, both of which are licensed with Creative Commons licenses.

U.S.A., Cuba, Venezuela: “Operation Partners of the Americas”

Western Hemisphere Policy Watch believes that “Operation Partners of the Americas” is meant to flex muscle at Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro.

Brazil: UN's Convention on Biodiversity

Kat says on Cuaderno Latinoamericano that Curitiba was chosen as host city of UN's Convention on Biodiversity “because it is one of the most environmentally conscious cities in Brazil.”

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