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· September, 2006

Stories about Latin America from September, 2006

Chilean Blog Update: Woman's Talk

  30 September 2006

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

  29 September 2006

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...

Peru: Inca Kola

  28 September 2006

Alejandro of Peru Food tells the incredible story of Inka Kola, or “the little cola that could.”

Argentina: Free Culture

  28 September 2006

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

  28 September 2006

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

  28 September 2006

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

  27 September 2006

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.

Brazil: Rio Mayor Pulls Blog

  27 September 2006

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.”

Ecuador: Undecided

  27 September 2006

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.

Costa Rica: Mrs. World 2006 fiasco video

  27 September 2006

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.”

Venezuela: Anti-Semitism

  27 September 2006

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

  27 September 2006

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

  27 September 2006

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

  26 September 2006

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...

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