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· February, 2007

Stories about Latin America from February, 2007

Peru: A Minister's Departure & War with Chile?

Venezuela: Una tarde con campanas / Juan Carlos Méndez Guédez

Guillermo Parra translates an excerpt from Juan Carlos Méndez Guédez's novel “Una tarde con campanas.” Explains Parra, “the book is narrated by a boy whose family migrates to Madrid after...

Venezuela, Brazil: Chavez Versus O Globo

Daniel Duquenal posts and narrates two video clips from a Chavez press conference in Caracas in which he criticizes Brazilian media conglomerate O Globo for its opposition to Lula in...

Uruguay: Negotiating Outside of Mercosur

About Lula's recent decision to let Uruguay negotiate outside of South America's Mercosur trade block Gaby writes “It's a bit pathetic that we have to go by asking permission to...

Peru: Thunder in Lima

Waldo of El Mundo de los Pendrejos creates a storm in the comment section when he writes [ES] “I'm in Lima in the early morning and I've heard thunder, supposedly...

Honduras: Operation Scissors

“La Gringa” describes how Honduran President Mel Zelaya is trying to literally cut corruption with “Operation Scissors.”

Panama: More Deadly Than War

#1: Panama Guide reports on Charity Expat Social: …We ate dinner with Sister Griselda Rios who has been working with the orphanage for more than three years. They have about...

Colombia: Radio Cápsula

blogsColombia recommends the fantastic internet radio program Radio Cápsula with its focus on Colombian and Latin American electronic music. Archives of the Creative Commons-licensed show can be downloaded as podcasts.

Guatemala: Forced Evictions on Canadian Mine Land

Patrick of the Guatemala Solidarity Network links to a recent podcast from the Rabble Podcast Network featuring an interview with Dawn Paley about the controversial forced evictions which took place...

Chile: Bloggers That Don't Listen to Reggaeton

Chilean blogger Leo Prieto was featured in the New York Daily News in an article about so-called “cosmopolatinos” (Latinos that don't listen to Reggaeton, it seems). Referring to an earlier...

Guatemala, El Salvador: A Web of Corruption and Murder

“The recent case of the open assassination of three prominent Salvadoran politicians and their driver in Guatemala provides a dramatic snapshot. It's shone a light on the criminal justice system...

Ecuador: Protecting Your Blog

Ecuadorean blogger Milton Ramirez adds to the warnings for Blogspot users to protect their accounts after many Spanish-language weblogs have been hacked.

Chile: Artisan Beer

Chileno on the ecstasy of discovering Chilean micro-brew: “So I'd pretty much resigned myself to beer austerity (satisfied with Escudo) until the flames of temptation danced up from the south....

Bolivia: Disaster and Climate Change

Jim Shultz on how Bolivia and Evo are weathering the storm: “You could call it Bolivia's Katrina (though with a far more active national government than the one that so...

Cuba: “Vamos a Selma”

Babalú Blog‘s Val Prieto posits an imaginary book entitled “Vamos a Selma” (“Let's go to Selma”) which offers a false and revisionist history of the American south and the civil...

Mexico: Unsentenced Prisoners

Mark in Mexico cites a study by the Open Source Institute and the Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo (CIDAC) which found that 42% (90,000 inmates) of those in prison...

Brazil: Central Nuclear Almirante Álvaro Alberto

“Brasil has two Atomic reactors in one nuclear Power generation plant near Angra dos Reis. The reactors and the central have been controversial due to environmental concerns,” write Ricardo Carreón,...

Argentina: Buenos Aires Blog Roundup

The prolific Alan Patrick has put together his 11th Buenos Aires Blog Roundup. Also, bowling in Baires.

Bolivia: One Year of Evo

Bolivia Rising has translated an article [ES] by Alberto Cruz titled “One Year of Evo: economic boom, the threat of balkanisation and the role of the military.”

Honduras, USA: Cultural Differences

La Gringa's Blogicito has three great posts on cultural differences between Honduras and the United States. On the pervasiveness of guns: “Armed guards are outside banks, grocery stores, other stores,...

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