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· September, 2006

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.”

Ecuador: Undecided

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...

Venezuela: Anti-Semitism

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...

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)...

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...

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