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· June, 2007

Stories about Latin America from June, 2007

Colombia: Outrage and Anger at FARC for the Death of 11 Lawmakers

Colombians awoke on the morning of June 28 to the news that 11 of 12 kidnapped deputies had been killed. The word from the FARC rebel group was that they...

Cuba: What's Important

Babalu Blog reminds us of the important things in life.

Peru: New Video Website Portal

Juan Arellano is excited over a new website called Enlace Nacional [ES] that pulls together videos with a Peruvian focus.

Ecuador: Palms for Life Brings Computers to Elementary Schools

On its blog, the non-profit organization Palms for Life announces a partnership with Mercy Corps that will bring 200 computers to 37 elementary schools in Ecuador.

Cuba: Bye Bye Blair

Child of the Revolution acknowledges former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's departure from office and shares why he's sad to see him go.

Paraguay: Upcoming Panel on Media, Power and Freedom of Speech

Elyacare [ES] writes about an upcoming panel about “Media, Power and Freedom of Speech” and their relation to each. The event scheduled to take place in Asuncion.

Uruguay: Three Goals Against – Just a Memory

¡Montevideo me mata! [ES] hears the word of Uruguayan coach after the 0-3 defeat at the hands of Peru in the opening match of the Copa America tournament.

Mexico: Monterrey is Much More than Industry

Ocho Cuartos [ES] writes that Monterrey is much more than being the industrial capital of Mexico, but it is also ranks highly in culture.

Peru: Sporting Cristal Coach Blogs on Copa America

Letra Suelta [ES] links to the new blog of Juan Carlos Oblitas [ES], the coach of the Lima football club Sporting Cristal, who comments on the ongoing Copa America tournament.

Guatemala: An Open Internet – Anyone Can Blog

In the early 90s, the press was controlled, and only the privileged had access to the new internet phenomenon. Once the telecommunications industry was privatized, many more had access to...

El Salvador: The Passing of Poet Liliam Jiménez

Hora Cero [ES] writes about the passing of Salvadoran poet Liliam Jiménez, who was known “for her unshakeable socialist affiliation, whose ideals were expressed in her poetry.”

Bolivia: Dangerous Television

Rodrigo Serrate of la TeVelisión [ES] criticizes the manner in which the Bolivian television channel Megavision shows graphic violent images all in the name of “journalism.”

Uruguay: Puzzling Things

Uruguay Dreaming lists “Things I Find Puzzling About Uruguay,” in which he does not mean to be impolite, but rather finds difficult to understand.

Guatemala: Hacking Congress’ Website

No Es Chisme [ES] writes about the constant hacking attacks on the website of Guatemala's Congress.

Bolivia: The Coldest Night of the Year

Bonfires and food are a big part of the celebration of San Juan, which takes place on the eve of June 24 and is considered to be the coldest night...

Ecuador: Taking Advantage of Holidays

Erebe.net [ES] is planning ahead thanks to a special governmental decree that has rearranged holidays for the next four years allowing for additional long weekends, so that the tourism industry...

Nicaragua: State Involvement in Remittances

What would happen if the state made it cheaper for immigrants abroad to send money back to Nicaragua? Nica Living links to an interview by Managua mayor that ponders that...

Guatemala: Anti-Campaigns

Ximena Garcia of Say Something [ES] knows that election campaigns spend a lot of money, but hopes that much of that does not go into what she calls “anti-campaign” or...

Chile: Mapping Torture Sites

C.hileno writes about the government's plan to identify and map out the locations of more than 500 sites that were used to torture political opponents during the Pinochet era. He...

Argentina: Cristina.gov.ar

Un Lugar [ES] looks at the new domains registered by Cristina Kirchner, Senator and wife of the current Argentine president. There is also speculation how she was able to register...

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