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· October, 2006

Stories about Latin America from October, 2006

Honduras, Uganda: Kiva Microfinancing

Global Voices readers are surely dedicated to staying informed about the rest of the world. But the Internet can also enable us to make positive change. “La Gringa” describes how...

Chile: Desert Documentary Heads to Rome

“Chileno” excitedly announces that the documentary film Deserted Memory was accepted to the United Nations International Film Festival in Rome. “Deserted Memory is a documentary on Chacabuco, an abandoned nitrate...

Bolivia: National Book Reviews

Blogs de Bolivia describes [ES] how all this week the blog of Editorial Nuevo Milenio [ES] will focus on prize-winning books by Bolivian novelists.

Argentina: Music: Pablo Dacal Live

Fernando Casale has uploaded a video of a live rehearsal of Pablo Dacal and La Orquesta de Salón.

Mexico: Oaxaca and Mexico City

It's going to be a busy Friday in Mexico City, writes Ana Maria Salazar: “once again the marches and protest will take over the City, in addition to being “Quincena”,...

Brazil: Election Analysis

Bloggings by Boz gives his five points on Lula's electoral victory. Matthew Shugart notes that “Geraldo Alckmin actually did worse in the two-candidate runoff than he had done in the...

Mexico: First Hand Account of Oaxaca Violence

Having met Bradley Will a week before his death in Oaxaca, British Journalist John Dickey asks, “does a gringo always have to die for the world to act?” Dickey also...

Hugo Chavez in the Iranian left-wing blogs

Hugo Chavez, the leftist Venezuelan President, has developed a very friendly relationship with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian Islamist President. Iran even awarded the Venezuelan President its highest state medal for...

Nicaragua: US Conservatives Support Rizo

Adam Isacson tries to understand why US columnist Robert Novak and conservative talk show host Oliver North – ” who first made his name illegally running guns to the Nicaraguan...

Mexico: The last moments of Bradley Roland Will

Journalism seems like a precarious profession to practise in Mexico. It's ranked by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) as one of the most dangerous places to be a journalist....

Violence and Misinformation Abound in Oaxaca

The usually tranquil Southern Mexican tourist town of Oaxaca – with its large, shaded plaza and gallery-lined alleys – had transformed into a political pressure cooker over the past few...

Brazil: Lula Cruises to Big Victory

Publiu's Pundit reports that Brazil’s incumbent President Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva has cruised on to an easy victory in Brazil’s runoff election. With 94% of the tally counted, the...

Venezuelan Bloggers: A Lot More Than Politics

Regular readers of the Global Voices “daily links” coming out of Venezuela are probably left with the impression that – just a month from presidential elections – the entire country,...

Mexico: The Streets of Tijuana

Following the murder of five businessmen within two days, Ana Maria Salazar asks why the world has seem to have forgotten about Tijuana. Meanwhile, on YouTube, a disturbing video of...

Guatemala: Marimba

Chapinadas gives a Guatemalan-centric history of the marimba.

Mexico: Teachers Return to Classrooms, APPO Wants Proof

Mark in Mexico says that all hell broke loose once the striking Oaxacan teachers voted to return to their classrooms: : APPO has begun to lock down the city. There...

Brazil: E-Democracy of E-Fraud?

Could this weekend's runoff election in Brazil be marred by corruption and e-fraud? Colin Brayton digs deep and offers his analysis.

Argentina: NGO Photo Blog

El Agora, an NGO based in Córdoba, Argentina has organized a friendly photo competition that hopes to highlight the best practices of fellow NGO's, Social Movements, and the private and...

Argentina: Gender Equality Survey

The official Buenos Aires city government blog summarizes the results of a recent survey on inequality between men and women in Argentina's capital city [ES]: “8 out of 10 Buenos...

Nicaragua: Total Abortion Ban

Jennifer Woodard Maderazo covers the controversial (and unanimous) decision by Nicaragua's parliament to implement a total ban on abortion. Costa Rican blogger Julia Ardón has reprinted a public letter signed...

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