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· December, 2007

Stories about Latin America from December, 2007

New Bloggers Use Poetry to Describe Their Communities, Feelings, Friends

The new bloggers of Rising Voices outreach projects in Colombia, Bolivia, and Bangladesh are more than just up-and-coming citizen journalists. They have also discovered the power of prose to reveal...

Lusosphere: Wishes and hopes for 2008

The new year is inevitably soon arriving and the Lusosphere is booming with posts about traditions, resolutions, wishes, and reflections. Here is a short roundup of Portuguese speaking blogs from...

Argentina: Manu Chao Concert at Psychiatric Hospital

Argentina's Travel Blog witnessed a unique concert held by Manu Chao at a Buenos Aires psychiatric hospital sponsored by the patient-run radio station called La Colifata.

Bolivia: Polls Related to the Constitution

Miguel Centellas of Pronto* provides the latest polls in Bolivia, including approval rates for the president and prefects, as well as others related to the new Constitution.

Uruguay: Fusion of Tango and Electronica

For fans of Tango, From Uruguay introduces readers to Bajofondo, a Uruguayan-Argentinean group that fuses tango and electronic music.

Peru: Controversy in the Vote for Best Blog 2007

Peruanista [es] objects to the vote for “Best Peruvian blog of 2007″ held at the blog Utero de Marita [es], saying that there is a huge difference between best blog...

Mexico: Giant Crack in Ice Rink

A huge crack appeared in the middle of the ice rink that was set up in the zócalo of Mexico City. Isopixel [es] has the latest photo.

Americas: Year in Review

Plan Colombia and Beyond reviews what took place in Colombia and Latin America in 2007.

Brazil: OLPC After First Round of Bidding

OLPC News provides information on the status of bidding for the purchase of 150,000 laptops for children in Brazil and also links to an interview with David Cavallo, OLPC representative...

El Salvador: Deportation in the News

Tim's El Salvador Blog lists many examples of stories about immigrants and deportation in the media.

Peru: Traveling and Photography

Luis Yupanqui Mesías of Peru Viajero [es] recounts some of the sites that he visited and photographed in 2007 and thanks his readers for accompanying him along the way.

Colombia: The Discovery of a New Gold Mine

A new gold mine was recently discovered in Colombia and can place the country in the top 10 producers in the world writes Proyecto Colombia.

Puerto Rico: Kayak Trip

The CAC Review interviews Taino Almestica, part of a two-person team that circumnavigated the island of Puerto Rico in a kayak.

Cuba: Havana in Pictures

photo.imagina posts a beautiful Flickr photo set of shots from Havana, Cuba.

Cuba: The Divorce Rate

Regalado [es] writes about the divorce rate in Cuba, in which it is reported that 6 out of every 10 marriages end in divorce

Puerto Rico: Prayer for Bhutto

“What a great lost to the world is the assassination of this heroic woman who sought only to bring peace to her people”: The Voice of the Taino People calls...

Congratulations New, Rising Voices

The Rising Voices citizen media outreach initiative will start out 2008 with five new and innovative projects based in Kenya, Madagascar, Uruguay, Jamaica, and Iran.

Brazil: A visit to Pakistan

On Benazir Bhutto's death, Leonardo Sakamoto [pt] leaves the factual news to the newspapers and publishes links to his personal accounts of Pakistan, a country which he visited to see...

Bolivia: Interview With Pedro Montes

Mario Duran of Palabras Libres [es] interviews Pedro Montes, Executive Secretary of the Bolivian Worker's Union. Montes has enclosed himself inside the union's headquarters in protest of the government's lack...

Bolivia: Just Say Yes to the New Constitution

Like the political crisis in Bolivia, blogs have also taken a break for the Christmas and New Year holidays. After the new year has passed, debate regarding the new Constitution...

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