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· November, 2007

Stories about Latin America from November, 2007

Puerto Rico: Jump-Starting the Economy

Dondequiera has “a list of actions, not goals” to help jump-start the Puerto Rican economy.

Cuba, Venezuela: Changing Into Cuba?

Child of the Revolution reports on the reaction to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's proposed constitutional changes: “Not surprisingly, many Venezuelans think the changes go too far – turning the oil-rich...

Mexico: Chicano Film Festival in the Capital

DFinitivo [es] writes about the first Chicano Film Festival that took place in Mexico City.

Venezuela: Constitutional Reform Referendum

With the Constitutional Reform Referendum right around the corner, Bloggings by Boz provides an overview of various polls and their possible meanings.

Brazil: War in Rio

The blog War in Rio, o Jogo [pt], which defines itself as “a manifest game and a bad taste joke”, has been quickly gaining popularity. Inspired by Wargaming, the idea...

Brazil: Social blogging for Christmas 2007

Yassuda [pt] invites other Brazilian bloggers to join a ‘social blogging’ campaign. The idea is to get bloggers to choose a non profit organization and try to use their blogs...

Bolivia: Sensationalist Media

Joaquin Cuevas of El Inofensivo Chico Larva [es] contributes a cartoon showing his thoughts on the sensationalist nature of the media following the controversial photos showing the ex-Minister of Water...

Honduras: Christmas in the Air

Christmas is in the air around Teguciagalpa, Honduras, writes Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve.

Honduras: Import Oil From Venezuela

Honduras Daily News writes about plans to begin to import oil from Venezuela, which will take place after 15 years.

Ecuador: Ultimas Noticas Collaborative News Site

Ultimas Noticias [es] is a new collaborative news site that seeks to attract participation from citizen journalists in Ecuador.

Bolivia: Tactics Used

Miguel Buitrago of MABB wonders whether the tactics used by President Evo Morales in Bolivia will pay off or whether it will produce undesirable results.

Argentina: Mar Del Plata Blog Day

Mar del Plata, Argentina, recently celebrated its Blog Day and its blog recaps the day's activities with reactions from bloggers.

Brazil: Blogger is awarded prize for investigation

Eduardo Machado, one of the editors of PEbodycount [pt], received an Investigative Journalism award for his special report ‘Colombia Plan: A Manual Against Violence’, the first account in the country...

Cuba: Human Development Index

Child of the Revolution blogs about Cuba's ranking on the United Nations’ 2007-2008 Human Development Index.

Bolivia: Writing For Indymedia

Mario Duran of Palabras Libres [es] writes about a correspondence exchange with member of Indymedia Bolivia regarding articles that Duran contributed that may not be in agreement with the positions...

Colombia: The Future Freedom Plaza in Medellín

President Uribe was recently in Medellín to mark the beginning of construction of the future Freedom Plaza. PISO TR3S [es] does not understand the point of the old-fashioned traditions of...

Argentina: Roads In and Out of Uruguay Cut Off

De Todo un Poco [es] writes about the roads that have been cut off at the border between Argentina and Uruguay as a result of the dispute over the paper...

Costa Rica: Unions Threaten Strike over Free Trade

Cristian Cambronero of Fusil de Chispas [es] writes about the unions that are threatening to strike if the Costa Rican Congress approves the Free-Trade Agreement, which was passed by nationwide...

Colombia: Philips to Move Offices from Venezuela

The multinational corporation Philips has decided to move its offices from Venezuela to Colombia writes the blog Liberal Colombiano [es].

Argentina: Foreign Taxi Drivers

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, Juan Pablo Meneses of Cronicas Argentinas [es] writes about the lack of taxi drivers from other countries.

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