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· January, 2007

Stories about Latin America from January, 2007

CAFTA and WiMax in Costa Rica

Three articles stand out this week: The first describes events that are a glimpse of what we will see once the CAFTA discussions begin, the second denounces the newspapers for...

Cuba: Fidel's video

Alejandro Armengol attempts to make sense (ES) of the reaction of Miami's Cuban exiles to the video of Cuban president Fidel Castro released yesterday.

Bolivia: Advice From and For Morales

While Bolivia Rising posts the translated text of Evo Morales speech at the World Social Forum in Nairobi, Jim Shultz of The Democracy Center publishes “three messages that Morales and...

Colombia: Same-Sex Unions

Andres Duque of Blabbeando documents the various political paths that GLBT advocates and activists in Colombia are using to gain the rights of same-sex unions.

Argentina, Spain, USA: Technorati to Launch WTF?

Argentinian native and Spanish citizen Martin Varsavsky writes on his Spanish blog [ES]: “[Technorati founder, David Sifry] showed me what he is really going to do and how he is...

Cuba, Mexico, USA: Reflections on Immigration

“In mid-January I went back to Mexico for meetings with clients and academics, as well as colleagues from IBM. As you might imagine, the immigration debates going on in the...

Bolivian Bloggers Give Their Verdict

This time last year, Bolivia and the rest of the world was buzzing about the inauguration of President Evo Morales and the novelty of it all. With approval ratings at...

Peru: Racism at the Beach

They say that to work is no offence, that there is no job that one should be ashamed of. It sounds logical, but not everyone seems to think that way....

Guatemala: Unearthing the Future

Xeni Jardin, best known for her writing at BoingBoing has also been blogging her recent travels in Guatemala including a five-part series for NPR called ‘Guatemala: Unearthing the Future.’ Patrick...

Colombia: Paramilitary Leader's PowerPoint Presentation

Héctor Mondragón on the failures of “Plan Colombia” and Adam Isacson on “the world's most evil PowerPoint presentation” which was used by top paramilitary leader Salvatore Mancuso when confessing to...

Argentina: On the Bus in Buenos Aires

“This post inaugurates a new category – On the bus – an occasional series of anecdotes from travels on the city buses.” Buenos Aires-based Jeffy Barry starts the new series...

Bolivia: Promoting Quechua and Aymara

Bloggings by boz links to a report from today's Washington Post reporting that “Bolivian President Morales’ government is making a major push to teach students Quechua and Aymara, Bolivia's two...

Venzuela: Translations from Spanish

Guillermo Parra of Venepoetics has published a slew of recent translations including Eduardo Vásquez's “Postmodernity Once Again,” which proposes two distinct foundations for Chavez's so-called “21st Century Socialism.” Parra also...

Nicaragua: Blogging in Granada

Our Man in Hanoi is soon to become Our Man in Granada and starts off with two introductory posts as he prepares for the move.

Peru: Personal Vs. Erotic

Noting the recent rise in popularity of erotic and sex blogs at the Blogs Perú directory (the three most popular blogs are Peru Macho, Naked Peruvians, and A Little Wet),...

Cuba: Praying for Fidel

It's unlikely that Cuban president Fidel Castro will be any less of a polarising figure in death than he's been over the course of his long and colourful political career....

Puerto Rico: Whither reggaetón?

Puerto Rican blogger Norenid Ramírez posts an article (ES), originally written for the journal La Voz, on the current state of reggaetón.

Cuba: A walking (photo) tour of Havana

“Havana is a city best appreciated on foot,” writes (ES) FotoCuba in a post presenting photos from a walking tour of the city.

Chavez Plans to Revoke Station's Broadcast License in Venezuela

Los Amigos Invisibles con Patricia [at RCTV] by Alfredo Izaguirre F. Hugo Chavez, shortly after his re-election in December for a term of 6 more years of governance, announced that...

Brazil Again: Blogs Banished from 2007 PanAm Games in Rio

The Brazilian blogosphere is becoming one of the main fronts in the battle against Internet censorship. The reason for that can be the growing audience created by the amount of...

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