Stories about Latin America from September, 2006
Chilean Blog Update: Woman's Talk
There are two very popular 100% womens isues blogs in Chile. Men, fashion, concerns, boyfriends, relations, thoughts, all center on women's interests: Zancadas (ES) and nuestroclubdelulu (ES) . In the last post of Zancadas, Ana Paula Do Brasil wrote about the moment just before we are about to go out...
Macau nurtures Luso-Sino connection
Macau can be seen today as the very capital of a reinvigorated Luso-Sino friendship. In addition to holding the Economic and Commercial Cooperation Forum which happened this last weekend, the city is preparing to host the First Lusofonia Games, to be held during the week of October 7-15. The event...
Brazil: Dear Globo: Love, Lula
Colin Brayton translates a letter to Globo from Lula politely declining to participate in last night's debate.
Chile, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil: Poll Numbers
More fascinating numbers from throughout Latin America in Boz's Friday poll numbers.
Venezuela: Elections and Crime
Oil Wars dissects and criticizes the anti-crime platform of opposition candidate Manuel Rosales.
Peru: Inca Kola
Alejandro of Peru Food tells the incredible story of Inka Kola, or “the little cola that could.”
El Salvador: Religious Freedom and Murdered Priest
Just a day after writing about religious freedom in El Salvador, Tim Muth learns that a priest was brutally beaten and killed.
Argentina: Free Culture
Ariel Vercelli writes in to announce: “We are very happy to announce that we are starting the project ‘Free Culture in Argentina‘ in two weeks. The initiative is part of the efforts of the NGO Bienes Comunes and people from the communities of Creative Commons in Argentina and the Free...
Argentina, Cuba: Ee Bonafini and Castro
Luis M. Garcia remembers his journalistic journey to Argentina after the election of Raul Alfonsin, where he did a story on the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. Years later he is disappointed to find that the group's leader, Hebe de Bonafini described Fidel Castro as “a great and visionary...
The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs
Este artículo también está disponible en español en el sitio Blogs de Bolivia Whispers of a possible civil war worried some Bolivian bloggers. A report completed by the government of Argentina estimated a 56% chance that Bolivia might fall into a civil war, with an estimated one million refugees crossing...
Puerto Rico: Anti-discrimination bill
Andrés Duque drums up support among LGBT organisations and communities to combat the blocking of an anti-discrimation bill fom being debated in the Puerto Rican legislature.
Cuba, Russia: Cold War days
Luis M. Garcia comes across a Russian news service article which states that Cuba was effectively run by the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War.
Venezuela: Mérida Festival of Venezuelan Film
The Mérida Festival of Venezuelan Film is calling for submissions [ES], says Blog Venezolano de Cine.
Brazil: Rio Mayor Pulls Blog
Colin Brayton translates a humorous post from Cocadaboa on “the ten main reasons why Rio de Janeiro mayor Cesar Maia (PFL) stopped writing his blog on Blogspot.com.”
Less than three weeks from elections, Ecuador remains undecided says Boz. There is also an interesting comment on last night's debate between Correa, Roldos, and Viteri.
Colombia: “Please keep Betty ugly!”
Television viewers looking forward to this coming season's “Ugly Betty” would be well-served by getting some more context from Liz Henry and other bloggers.
Costa Rica: Mrs. World 2006 fiasco video
Uri Ridelman does some YouTube investigating and comes away convinced that Mrs. Costa Rica was robbed of her crown after “confussion was created by sound problems with the audio speakers thus not allowing to clearly hear name of the winning country.”
Daniel Duquenal posts the translation by Alexandra Beech of an article from El Diario Caracas which, according to Duquenal, “goes a long way in illustrating how silently but surely chavismo is seeding the plant of anti Semitism.”
Posts from Peru
This time it is three rather than two weekly summaries from the guys at Perú Político: Weekly Chronicle (September 6 to the 12) and Weekly Chronicle (September 13 – 19) Gobierno y Congreso tras el clamor popular, and there is a version in English for readers of the anglophone world:...
Peru: The Peruvian Pirate Party
October 28 marks the Peruvian Pirate Party launch event. As Luis Gustavo Lira explains [ES]: “The Peruvian Pirate Party is the political branch of Cultura Libre [ES]. We have got two seats in The Commission for the Development of the Information Society (CODESI). The Commission for the Development of the...
Uruguay: Happy Birthday
Celebrating his first blog birthday, Gabo explains why he started writing and reflects on where the journey has taken him: “I had recently arrived after months of living abroad and travelling in ‘first world’ countries, and I had the strange feeling that for the first time I was watching my...