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· February, 2008

Stories about Latin America from February, 2008

Bolivia: Relief for Flooding Victims

Many residents from other Bolivian cities are chipping in to provide relief for the victims of the flooding in the Beni region. Kevin of Travieso [es] writes about the cooperation...

Ecuador: Google Maps and Flooding

Christian Espinosa of Cobertura Digital [es] writes about the new Google maps mashup that provides locations of the heaviest flooding around Ecuador.

Argentina: Concern Over Cartoneros

The Buenos Aires government is worried about the activity of the ‘cartoneros,’ who are members of the informal economy and rummage through garbage to salvage cardboard that can be sold...

Argentina: Direct Taxes and Digital Rights

A new proposal in Argentina sought to add a direct tax to any electronic equipment capable of reproducing digital media, which would seek to offset some of the revenues lost...

Bolivia: Anti-Government Protester Beat by Supporters

El refugio del pez que fuma [es] writes about intolerance shown by supporters of President Evo Morales, who beat a protester voicing displeasure over the current administration.

Paraguay: The Craft of Goat Cheese

The making of goat cheese is an artisan craft in Paraguay. A new blog called Quesos de Cabra – Caprísimo [es] highlights this process and how it is marketed in...

Ecuador: Heavy Rains to Continue

Strong rains may continue through the months of March and April in Ecuador writes La Voz de Guamote [es]. The country has been hit with heavy flooding at the beginning...

Mexico: New Ruins Around Zócalo

Vivir México [es] writes about the new archaeological ruins found around the Mexico City zócalo (main plaza).

A book about political murders in Brazil

The Brazilian IndyMedia site is reporting about a new book by the Brazilian journalist Natália Viana about the political murders of human-rights activists in Brazil in the last decades. The...

Cuba: Cardinal Points

“Nowhere in the world has the Catholic Church been a greater force for evil than in Cuba,” according to Review of Cuban-American Blogs. Babalu is not impressed with Cardinal Bertone's...

Brazil: Sexual tourism, dreams-come-true, sour goodbyes and illegality

Sandra Paulsen writes[PT] from Stockholm at Blog do Noblat[PT] about Swedish sexual tourism in Brazil and Tailand and sad stories about Brazilian women that travel back with their “boyfriends” to...

Ecuador: My Mobile Voice and Citizen Journalism

Mi Voz Móvil (My Mobile Voice) is a project in citizen journalism from the newspaper Ultimas Noticias in Quito, Ecuador. The mobile van travels to neighborhoods where they conduct workshops...

Cuba: Raul's Speech

The Cuban Triangle shares some thoughts on the recent change of leadership in Cuba.

Cuba: Reactions to Raul

Cuban bloggers’ responses to news that Raul Castro has been appointed President of Cuba…Babalu Blog: “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss”; Child of the Revolution: “The appointment...

What does make them come to Campus Party?

Donizete Soares from Sentimentos e Pensamentos [Feelings and Toughts, PT] asked some campuseros at Campus Party Brasil 2008 [PT] about their motivations to leave behind their diary lives and flock...

Lusospheric Literature: Sabedoria de Improviso

Czarina writes in short, razor-sharp, words in her Sabedoria de Improviso [Makeshift Wisdom, PT] about what she may or may not have learned, and maybe about what she lived. She...

Paraguay: Yellow Fever Scare Causing Long Lines

Cases of Yellow Fever have been confirmed in Paraguay, which has caused at least 8 confirmed deaths. This situation is generating a mass panic among the population and long lines...

Uruguay: Public Smoking Ban, One Year Later

It has been two years since the ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces in Uruguay, and Federico Bertolini of Rincón del Berto [es] writes about some of the conclusions....

Argentina: Bariloche Offline

The city of Bariloche, Argentina was disconnected from the internet for two days. That is what happens, “when the only monopolistic internet provider is down. There is no contigency plan,”...

Costa Rica: First to Climb Mount Everest

Costa Rica Blogs writes about the first Costa Rican to climb the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest.

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