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· August, 2007

Stories about Latin America from August, 2007

Brazil: Tired of Philips

There is a popular saying in Brazil that goes like this: “Say whatever you want to and you will hear what you don’t”. Paulo Zottolo, the Latin American President of...

Barbados, Cuba, Venezuela: Literacy and Health Care

Individuality1977 weighs in on literacy and health care in Cuba and Venezuela.

Cuba: Changes?

Is change imminent in Cuba? Child of the Revolution offers two opposing views.

Cayman Islands: Caribbean Film Festival

Mighty Afroditee is impressed by the quality of films being shown at the Caribbean Film Festival.

Chile: Budgetary Needs for OLPC Project

The One Laptop Per Child project in Chile outlines the budgetary needs for their upcoming public information campaign [ES], which includes letters and outreach to schools.

Venezuela: Preview to Referendum Election Campaign

Venezuela News and Views writes about the preview to Hugo Chavez’ referendum election campaign where it will be “once more set on him, his persona, his character. Love it or...

Brazil: Gunshots along the border

Altino Machado reports a radio call [PT] from José Meirelles, who coordinates an Etno-Environmental Protection Front at the Brazil-Peru border on Acre state, deep in the Amazon Forest. He tells...

Argentina: Protesting Demolishment of Hotels

Line of Sight looks in on a protest in the upscale neighborhood of Recoleta, where residents protested the demolishment of a hotel. The amateur protests did little to get others...

Argentina: A Book About Propaganda in Kirchner Government

A new book written by Maria O'Donnell about the Kirchner administration's use of propaganda will soon be on sale. eBlog [ES] recently spoke with the author and posts the interview.

Peru: An Opportunity for the Country

In the aftermath of the earthquake in Peru, some bloggers have continued to wonder who is to blame for the disappearance in aid and the sensationalist nature of the coverage....

Peru: The Profile of the President's Son

el útero de marita [ES] uncovers the profile of Alan Raúl Simón García, the son of the current Peruvian president of the same name, at the social networking site hi5.

El Salvador: Media Coverage of MS-13

Tim's El Salvador Blog responds to the assertion from a recent news program guest, who claimed that media coverage of the Mara Salvatrucha gang has helped drawn more attention and...

Brazil: The side effects of a ban on outdoor advertising

Bruno Giussiani writes about São Paulo's radical ban on outdoor advertising: how it brought up a new identity to the city, and also removed the camouflage of some previously hidden...

Colombia: Video Channel on Blog

Medallo Bloguero [ES], through the use of Custom Player, has placed a Video Channel on its page and features Colombia-related videos.

Honduras: Relations with Taiwan

El Catracho [ES] analyzes the reasons behind a recent visit to Honduras by the president of Taiwan.

Uruguay: Taxes on Churches

From Uruguay writes about the Brazilian Pentecostal churches and its practice of relocating to old theaters in Uruguay. There are additional questions regarding the church's tax exemption status.

Paraguay: The Soybean Wars

In conjunction with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Charles Lane is in Paraguay blogging at The Soybean Wars about the “human, political, and environmental impact” of the soybean industry.

Brazil: “Rodeos” in the Amazon

Lou Gold, an American eco-spirit guy now traveling in Brazil blogs about [EN] northern Brazilian “rodeos”, the expanding economy of the Brazilian state of Acre, his own past growing up...

Americas: Poll Numbers From Across the Region

Bloggings by Boz has the latest poll numbers from across the region, which includes uncertainty in Ecuador regarding the Constituent Assembly vote and Colombian support for an Uribe third term.

Indians blog to defend against illegal logging along the Brazil-Peru Frontier

The Ashaninkas are the largest indigenous group in the Peruvian Amazon and differently from the majority of the South American original dwellers, their cultural identity is greatly preserved. Apart from...

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