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· July, 2006

Stories about Latin America from July, 2006

Mexico: Godwin's Law a la Mexicana

Reminding readers of Godwin's Law, which says that “as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one,” Eduardo Arcos posts (ES) recent...

Argentina: SosPeriodista

Franco Giménez introduces (ES) SosPeriodista (ES) (“You're the Journalist”), a new citizen media space based out of Córdoba.

Food Blog Report #26

#1: From Denmark, KristianPetersen.com and his original "Peach, chili and garlic soup with chicken" It´s essensial for a starter to have a great, not to spicy taste, to be light,...

Martinique: Plane Crash Aftermath

Bien Vu writes (Fr):”It's been more than 8 months since 152 Martiniquans died in a crash in Maracaibo [,Venezuela]. Since then, talks at cross-purposes between the Association aux Victimes du...

A Big Laugh in Venezuela

Venezuelans will be holding the funniest elections in the country history. Entertainer Benjamin Rausseo, better known as Er’ Conde del Guacharo (Count of Guacharo), announced this week that he will...

Mexico: Poll Numbers and Teachers Strike

It's Friday! That's right, time for Boz's famous poll numbers, wherein 48% of surveyed Mexicans believe there should be a recount while 53% believe that Calderon won the election. Lopez...

Americas: BlogHer

As the BlogHer conference approaches, Liz Henry takes a look at what Spanish-speaking bloggers have to say. Also, an introduction to more women bloggers from Ecuador and Mexico.

Bolivia: “Did Evo Really Blow It With The US?”

Boli-Nica asks if Evo Morales ruined the new bilateral understanding between Bolivia and the US established by visiting Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera.

Chile: Broadband for All

Mary Joyce has translated Atina Chile's “Broadband for All” manifesto to English.

Argentina: Syrian-Lebanese Club

Robert Wright posts a photo of a notice hanging outside the Syrian-Lebanese Club of Buenos Aires, which he translates for readers.

Comic Strips and Blogs: Not Everything is Text

Usually, blogs are associated with written text. But for some time now, an interesting transformation is taking place in the blogosphere, and the methods used are more varied. In Argentina,...

Cheese Fraud: Viral Marketing Phenomenon

Gilbertte Van Erpe introduces herself as a French business woman. She has been doing fraud in Belgium, France, Peru and the last year it was the Chilean citizens’ turn. Bloggers...

Venezuela: El Conde del Guacharo

Both Miguel Octavio and Francisco Toro try to help their readers understand the candidacy of Benjamín Rausseo, better known as “El Conde del Guacharo.”

Colombia: The Casa de Paz

Adam Isacson writes from Medellín, where he describes his visit to the Casa de Paz: “The sole resident of the Casa de Paz is Francisco Galán, an ELN guerrilla leader...

Brazil: “Proud Cariocas”

Made in Brazil has a preview of Rio's Gay Pride Parade, which will take place this weekend.

Bolivia: Constituent assembly update

Miguel Centallas has an update on Bolivia's Constituent assembly.

Argentina: Cosmos Theater to Close

Jeff Barry points readers to a post on Pasa en Buenos Aires, a new blog run by the city, about the closure of the Cosmos theater (ES). Speaking of cinema,...

Mexico: Barney Parody Video Taken Down

According to Ocho Cuartos, the famous parody of a Barney song poking fun at Lopez Obrador (ES) has been taken down for copyright reasons.

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

Bolivian Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera traveled north to the United States with a delegation of businessmen and members of Congressmen, both from the ruling party and the opposition. The main...

Oaxaca: Photographing the Teacher's Strike

Mark in Mexico headed down to the city's Zócolo to assess and photograph ground zero of the teacher's strike. He describes the scene with patent sarcasm: “I took no photos...

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