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 nation into ‘another Cuba'”.
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 behind the project is to use humor to generate a debate about the situation in Rio de Janeiro: “While politicians...
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 to help it – writing about the organization and asking for donations: toys, a Christmas supper, food, clothing, or even...
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 in Bolivia.
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 of the very successful experiment in combating violence in Bogota. His piece was published in a Brazilian broadsheet.
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 of the collaborative website. Duran wonders if it was a case of censorship.
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 officials laying the first stone.
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 factory.
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 referendum.
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.
Costa Rica: Draw for Qualifying for World Cup
The World Cup qualifying draw was announced and My Dos Colones writes that Costa Rica must be really pleased with their chances.