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· December, 2006

Stories about Latin America from December, 2006

Cuba: Christmas traditions

Cuba-based blogger Kaloian Santos Cabrera posts an excerpt from a book on traditional Christmas observances in San Juan de los Remedios, Cuba, plus some photos.

Some lessons about blog attacks in the spanish-language blogosphere

Spanish version here: Algunas enseñanzas sobre los ataques a blogs In the last weeks there have been a series of quite similar attacks to popular blogs in Spanish. The series...

Lusosphere: Who? Me? You!? Why not Hugo?

TIME Magazine's choice of ‘You’ as the ‘Person of the Year’ has created interesting reactions in Lusophone blogs. The coddling move from the editorial giant towards the new class of...

Argentina: Private Clubs No Longer So Private

Ian Mount, who recently published an article in the New York Times about the rise of private clubs in Buenos Aires describes what he calls the “sausage factory” of how...

Colombia: Lack of quorum sinks same-sex partnership bill

“So the bill was actually brought to the floor for a vote but some cowardly legislators jumped up and left their seats. Incredibly disappointing if not necessarily surprising.” So says...

Cuba: The newest threat …

Greg of Two Weeks Notice links to an article on “the newest threat to Cuba” … rock climbing.

Argentina: Rare Rock MP3 Blog

Fernando Casale introduces the newish MP3 blog Incunables Posludios “whose objective is to rescue rare treasures of Argentine rock with the premise that they should be unattainable in record stores.”

Argentines: Books of 2006

Jeff Barry lists the recommended 2006 foreign and Argentine books according to Ñ magazine.

Venezuela: Elizabeth Schön and God

Guillermo Parra translates a piece by Ana María Hernández G. about the latest book by Venezuelan poet Elizabeth Schön.

Argentina: Last.FM en español

Argentine blogger Mariano Amartino celebrates the Spanish-language launch of last.FM, a music-focused social networking site.

Mexico: Five Best Viral Videos

Eduardo Arcos highlights the five best “viral videos” of the year.

Venezuela: The best Christmas music you've never heard of

“There were two very notable things about Christmas in Zulia that I immediately became aware of: the temperature (around 90 degrees) and La Gaita Zuliana,” writes Jennifer Woodard Maderazo about...

Chile: Two new Regions

The Chilean congress has approved two new regions in Chile. Currently, Chile has 12 regions and the capital, Santiago.  As iquiquenoticias(ES) explains: Los miembros de la Cámara de Diputados aprobó...

Puerto Rico: Do you see what I see?

Gil the Jenius enlists the help of refrain from a Christmas carol in his diatribe against what he sees as some of the administrative and political problems affecting Puerto Rico.

Bolivia: Politics Falls Apart, Christmas Comes Together

This week's Bolivian blog summary was written by a guest collaborator, Miguel Buitrago, a Bolivian currently pursuing his Ph.D in political science in Hamburg, Germany. His Bolivian blog is called...

Bloggers on the new US Congress and the US policy on Cuba

Not much has been said in the blogosphere about how the results of the recent mid-term elections in the United States, which put the Democrats in control of Congress back...

Haiti, Dominican Republic: Slaves in Paradise

Says Collectif Haiti de Provence (Fr):”For International Anti-Slavery Day, May 10, 2007, Pour Que L'esprit Vive Association is organizing a series of activities to denounce living conditions in [Dominican] bateys:...

Chilean Christmas Consumer Behavior

Christmas is coming. This post takes a look at Chileans’ consumer behaviour during holidays. Writing about what Chileans are buying for presents, Luis Alarcon (ES) describes top-selling present: El éxito...

Costa Rica Blog Wrapup: CAFTA, Christmas and arts.

Highlights from Costa Rica's blogs these past weeks. We have more on the CAFTA, complaints on Christmas, and posts on artistic and cultural events. We'll begin with a touch of...

Festival Internacional de la Cancion de Autor

Panamanian songwriter Gonzalo Horna has a review about the first Festival Internacional de la Canción de Autor in which he participated as the opening artist. Read more about this event.

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