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· July, 2007

Stories about Latin America from July, 2007

Across the Panamanian Blogosphere

There is plenty on the mind of the Panamanian blogosphere, with topics ranging from the fate of former leader Manuel Noriega to a delicious tree tomato. Melissa De Leòn Douglass...

Cuba: Opposing Ideas

Child of the Revolution blogs about the opposing views on Cuba held by Bebo Valdes, the Cuban-born jazz musician, and his pianist son, Chucho.

Puerto Rico: Why Write?

“Am I interested enough to write about it? Fellow bloggers know how hard it is to come up with content on a regular basis.” Gil the Jenius writes about…writing!

Brazil: An authentic Rio experience after the Pan Games

In ‘Brazilions of Brazilians‘ Karen Robinson reports about his authentic Rio experience — rather than the touristy one — after the Pan American Games.

Brazil: About the 2007 Rio Pan-American Games

After two intense weeks full of sports coverage and post-tragedy debates in the media, the XV Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro has come to an end. Since its...

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: Bergman Passes On

“I have always found his films to be difficult to watch, always knowing, though, that I was watching a master at work.” Babalu Blog acknowledges the passing of Swedish film...

Peru: Photos of an Amazonian Market

Alejandro from Peru Food blog posts photos of an Amazon market in the small town of Nauta, which is located 100 km from Iquitos.

Peru: Journalist Launches New Blog

C.J. Schexnayder, who also writes at Klephblog, recently launched Andean Currents, which will be “a home for the data and eratta I have come across in my research and travels.”

Argentina: Pre-conceived Stereotypes of Buenos Aires

Line of Sight writes about the perceptions that many tourists have of Buenos Aires upon their arrival. Some visit shantytowns looking for a “more real” city, while others have idealistic...

Argentina: Concern Over Animal Deaths Due to Flooding

Roberto Vico writes in Grito Argentino regarding the recent animal deaths due to the heavy flooding in the Santa Fe province.

Guatemala: Journalist's Column Strikes a Nerve Among Bloggers

Dr. Mario Roberto Morales, a prominent writer from Central America recently wrote a column criticizing bloggers for their alleged lack of credibility. This article sparked a wave of criticisms from...

Cuba: Castro's Keynote Speech

“So Raul described large problems that are of great interest to average Cubans…he is creating public expectations that some kind of change is coming, and that in time it will...

Chile: A Controversial Agreement with Microsoft

An agreement signed between the Chilean Ministry of Economy and Microsoft has stunned many Chileans. Microsoft will now have exclusive access to provide services through the Chilean government, and which...

Pan American Games, Brazilian Style

Neil at London 2012 presents an extensive report about the Brazilian and Carioca [from Rio de Janeiro] way of hosting the Pan American Games.

Bangla blogs discuss evolution – Of life, blogs and women power

What is blogging all about? Is it about sharing one's daily life and/or thoughts with the rest of the world? Is it then an autobiography of sorts? Can a blog...

Cuba: 26th July

“It’s official: Fidel Castro will not make an appearance at this year’s 26th July celebrations.” Child of the Revolution speculates about the content of Raul Castro's upcoming speech.

China: Immigrants and sea

Maryannodonnell from Shenzhen fieldnotes blogs the opening ceremony for a documentary “immigrants and sea” which is about cultural life in Latin American Coastal cities.

Dominican Republic: Blogs Featured in Newspaper

Bracuta [ES] links to a recent article in the newspaper Listín Diario dedicated to blogs in the Dominican Republic.

Peru: Deadly City of La Oroya

El útero de marita [ES] writes about the Peruvian city of La Oroya, which made a recent list of 5 deadliest cities in the world. A recent study found that...

Bolivia: Capital Rally in Sucre

Ariel Cristian [ES] provides information of the rally in Sucre and writes, “during the day I will provide a lot of information and provide little opinion about what happens in...

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