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· July, 2006

Stories about Latin America from July, 2006

Mexico: Godwin's Law a la Mexicana

  31 July 2006

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 photos of election protests in Mexico.

Argentina: SosPeriodista

  31 July 2006

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, and be able to make the tongue´s taste system ready for something with more taste, flavour and with more density....

Martinique: Plane Crash Aftermath

  30 July 2006

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 Crash Aerien [association of victims of the aerial crash] (AVCA) and the Brazilian insurer of West Caribbean Airways who cannot...

A Big Laugh in Venezuela

  29 July 2006

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 run for President. Rausseo is Venezuela’s most popular comedian, and he has no political background. His character is a working-class...

Mexico: Poll Numbers and Teachers Strike

  28 July 2006

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 Obrador isn't among them, however, says Ana Maria Salazar: “After López Obrador proclaimed himself the winner of the presidential election;...

Americas: BlogHer

  28 July 2006

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.

Comic Strips and Blogs: Not Everything is Text

  28 July 2006

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, comic strip blogs are becoming more common and many times they're made by people with trajectory in low circulation magazines....

Cheese Fraud: Viral Marketing Phenomenon

  27 July 2006

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 wrote a lot about the issue. Leon Pulido (ES) explains the way the “business” works: The doubtful business consists in...

Venezuela: El Conde del Guacharo

  27 July 2006

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

  27 July 2006

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 whom the government captured in the mid-1990s. Galán is very unlikely to attempt an escape: from his previous jail cell...

Argentina: Cosmos Theater to Close

  27 July 2006

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, Lovers Go Home gives some short reviews (ES) of recent movies and Robert Wright had just walked out of the...

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

  26 July 2006

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 objective of this trip was to speak with their U.S. counterparts regarding an extension of the Andean Trade Promotion and...

Oaxaca: Photographing the Teacher's Strike

  26 July 2006

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 because here is where most of the anarchists, socialists, communists and revolutionary groups have set up shop. There is every...

Argentina: Music: Alternarama – Destierro

  26 July 2006

Following the popular release of The Kyoto Connection, Alternarama now launches Destierro, an ethereal album of ten tracks published under a Creative Commons Non-Derivative 2.5 license. The title track, Destierro, makes for great getting-ready-to-go-to-work music.

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