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· November, 2006

Stories about Latin America from November, 2006

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

On Tuesday night, the Bolivian Senate suddenly found itself with the needed quorum. Several opposition Senators had refused to meet in protest of several law proposals put forth by the...

Mexico: Oaxaca Update

Mark in Mexico fills his latest report from embattled Oaxaca with accustomed satire. Colin Brayton, meanwhile, shows a video from La Jornada reporting that paramilitary members fired shots into the...

Mexico: Wrestling Match in Congress

Ricardo Carreón, Rodrigo Javier [ES] (with video!), A.M. Mora y Leon, Ana Maria Salazar, and Michelle Dion all on the wrestling match that broke out in Congress.

Venezuela: Plagiarizing Journalist Responds

Journalist Nestor Valecillos, who had plagiarized the post of a Venezuelan blogger, emailed two [ES] of his many [ES] critics to explain himself: “Before anything else, greetings, it's important to...

Nicaragua: Most Visited Websites

Barricada lists the top ten most visited websites in Nicaragua according to Alexa.

Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil: Sex and Drug Trade

“The sexual exploitation of minors in the Triple Frontera – the name given to the trans-border no-man’s land between Ciudad del Este and the border towns of Foz del Iguazú...

Honduras: Americanization

“La Gringa” has initiated two fascinating discussions on the “Americanization” of Honduras.

Pana-Blogs Report

#1: From Chiriqui Chatter: El Desfile de los Bomberos en David , a very colorful report on a traditional  firemen parade that takes place in most large cities in Panama...

Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela: Chance meeting in Second Life

Trinidad blogger Taran Rampersad is delighted to meet a Venezuelan in Second Life: “Perhaps this is the start of a bridge across a geographic divide. So far I've met people...

Guatemala: Video of Kites in Sumpango and Santiago

About Guatemala has a video of giant kites in Sumpango and Santiago as part of All Saints’ Day.

Brazil: Post-Election Podcast

Luís Afonso Assumpção has published a podcast about his disappointment with the outcome of Brazil's latest elections and his thoughts on Latin America's current political reality.

Guatemala: Ranking of Blogs

Notas al Margen links to two lists ranking Guatemalan blogs [ES].

El Salvador: Gilberto Soto Murder, Two Yeras Later

Tim Muth says that the Teamsters union in the US issued a press release urging US Secretary of Condoleeza Rice to pressure the Salvadoran government to reopen the investigation into...

Brazil: Turistas and Tourism

Made in Brazil on the concern that the movie Turistas might harm Brazil's tourism industry.

Argentina: Buenos Aires in 4D

Alan Patrick notes that Google Earth has added a fourth dimension and gives a hyperlinked overview of the then-and-now of Buenos Aires. For those still caught in a 3D world,...

Argentina: African Nations of Buenos Aires

Jeff Barry takes a fascinating look at “the African Nations of Buenos Aires” followed up with an introduction to UNESCO's introductory overview of slavery in Argentina.

Text Theft in Caracas

On November 17 Venezuelan architect and blogger, Guillermo Amador, jotted down a post titled “Traffic and Civilization” in which he criticized the Chief of Transit in Chacao [a neighborhood of...

Venezuela: Campaigning and History

Miguel Octavio describes the “perverse symbolism of the location of Chavez’ closing rally.”

Bolivia: Morales in the Netherlands

Miguel Buitrago describes Evo Morales’ upcoming travel plans as social unrest continues domestically: “Morales cannot stay outside Bolivia more than 5 days, since he does not have permission of Parliament...

Bolivia: Questions for Bolivian Ambassador to US

Have you got a question for the Bolivian Ambassador to the US? Now is the time to ask it as Jim Shultz prepares for his upcoming interview.

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