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· September, 2007

Stories about Latin America from September, 2007

Ecuador: Undecided Voters for Constituent Assembly Vote

Ecuador Elige [ES] asks “have you decided?” in regards to Sunday's elections of representatives to the Constituent Assembly noting that the latest poll shows a 38% level of undecided voters.

Colombia: The Story of Arturito

Andrea Rojas Cartagena, a participant in Medellin's Hiperbarrio project, tells the story of Arturito in her blog aptly named Historias de Personas [ES].

Bolivia: Photo ID Requested for Ahmadinejad Arrival

El Alto blogger Mario Duran of Palabras Libres [ES] was repeatedly asked for identification by government officials when trying to take pictures of the arrival of Iranian president Ahmadinejad near...

Chile: Decision for Nuclear Energy

Marcelo Aliaga of Bloggeando la Vida [ES] writes that in light of recent studies that Chile will soon need to decide whether or not to adopt nuclear energy.

Ecuador: Feeling the Earthquake

De Todo Un Poco [ES], Nelson Piedra [ES] and Aqui Vamos de Nuevo [ES] all recorded their experiences with the recent earthquake the struck Colombia near the Ecuador border.

Honduras: Corruption Perceptions

Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve reflects on Honduras’ score in the current Transparency International's corruption perceptions index.

Colombia: Blogs y Polas 3

Medallo Bloguero [ES] posts pictures of the recent Blogs y Polas 3 blogger get-together.

Costa Rica: Frustrations with Telecommunications

Competition in telecommunications is supposed to lower fees and improve service. However, Fusil de Chispas [ES] does not see it that way and provides examples of customer complaints.

Chile: Microsoft's School of the Future in Peñalolén

Luis Ramirez writes about Microsoft's new “School of the Future” that was launched in the municipality of Peñalolén, which is only one in 12 schools that will implement this educational...

Bolivia: Evo Morales on the Daily Show

President Evo Morales of Bolivia became only the 2nd sitting president to appear on the Daily Show, a popular comedy show that focuses on current events. During his visit to...

Cuba, Jamaica: Under Siege in Burma

Uncommon Sense blogs about the struggle in Burma, while Montego Bay Day By Day says: “Freedom is not a thing that is earned. It is a right that is obtained...

Iran:Che Guevara's children visited Iran

Amin Taghikhani says that Che Guevara's two children came to Iran and met with Iranian officials last week.The blogger writes[Fa] “do Che Guevara's children know that thousands of Marxists have...

Peru: Dangerous Construction

The Peruvian government has relaxed norms for the construction of buildings arguing that the deregulation will speed up construction and reduce bureaucracy. However, Desde el Tercer Piso [ES] counters that...

Venezuela: Personal Constitutional Reforms

Luis Carlos Díaz of Periodismo de Paz [ES] provides his own version of Constitutional reforms with 40 brief and straight to the point articles open for debate.

Argentina: Public Transportation News

Viaje Como el Orto [ES] is a blog devoted to news about public transportation in Buenos Aires. In addition, the site receives personal testimonies from individuals that have experiences difficulties...

Peru: Negligence Leads to Turtles’ Demise

Juan Arellano is saddened about the negligence shown by local government officials in Peru that allowed for the illegal commercialization of turtles [ES] and their eggs in a protected nature...

Argentina: Rodriguez Saá Campaign Ad

De Todo Un Poco [ES] is appalled by a recent campaign advertisement by Presidential candidate Alberto Rodriguez Saá and that “if it didn't air on television, I would have thought...

Peru: Sculpture For Victims Defaced

A memorial called the “Crying Eye” remembers the approximately 70,000 people that died due to armed conflict in Peru. Hypathia's Daughter posts pictures of this sculpture in Lima, which was...

Paraguay: Dealings of Petropar

From Paraguay, Zoopolitica [ES] writes about the transactions by the petroleum company Petropar and that “in any other serious country, this would be a national scandal, with resignations, accusations and...

Ecuador: Campaign Messages on Hi5

Cronicaero [ES] is continuing to receive candidates’ campaign messages on his Hi5 social networking profile.

About our Latin America coverage

Melissa Vida is the Latin America Spanish-language editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Fernanda Canofre is the Brazil editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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