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· March, 2008

Stories about Latin America from March, 2008

Brazil: March for the end of the Gaza Strip

“It is said that each Palestinian expelled from their land – and not just since 1948, when it the state of Israel was created – keep a key which they...

Brazil: First blogger celebrates 10 years of Lusosphere

“Ten years ago, exactly on March 31, 1998, I was publishing my first blog, the modest Diário da Megalópole [Megalopolis Diary, pt], which was possibly the first blog ever in...

Cuba: Can You Hear me Now?

News that Cubans will now be allowed to buy cell phones has been met with differing reactions by Cuban bloggers…El Cafe Cubano: “Cubans on average earn about $20 a month...

Jorge Gobbi: Travel Blogs and Experiences From the Road

The grand city of Buenos Aires, Argentina is a favorite destination for many tourists. It is also the home of Global Voices' author for Argentina, Jorge Gobbi, who has been...

Brazil: Blogs banned from the 2008 elections

Brazil is warming up for local elections later this year, but the Supreme Electoral Court has just passed regulations that have raised eye-brows throughout the blogosphere: only candidates' purpose-built web...

Mexico: Water News

Noticias del Agua [es] is a blog that links to various news articles related to the use and conservation of water, especially in Mexico.

Peru: Two Earthquakes Shake Lima

Juan Arellano of Globalizado [es] reports on this morning's earthquakes in Lima and provides links to what bloggers and users of twitters have been saying.

Chile: Presidential Candidate Set to Back Children's Computer Campaign

Marcelo Trivelli, a pre-candidate for the Chilean presidency, has promised to promote the objectives of the campaign “One Computer Per Child,” [es] writes Luis Ramirez and will appear on TV...

Peru: Puno Leader Seeking Greater Autonomy for Region

The Regional President of Puno, Hernán Fuentes, has called for increased financial, administrative and political autonomy for one of the poorest regions of Peru. Some local bloggers agree that Puno...

Cuba, Venezuela: Safety of Journalists

Both Uncommon Sense and Child of the Revolution share their opinions on the President of the Cuban Union of Journalists telling a conference “of left-wing ‘media workers’ in Caracas that...

Jamaica, Cuba: Poetry in Motion

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp blogs about MiPOesias Magazine's newly released issue, which he says “showcases the work of poets of Cuban descent who live in the U.S…no matter the subject, these...

Colombia: Contest brings forth multimedia citizen journalists

Contest open for anyone, regardless of nationality, to write, show and create content telling the world about a very special place in Colombia most people wouldn´t normally be aware of....

Cuba: Verifying Blocked Websites

Yoaní Sanchez of Generación Y [es] in Cuba details which blog and websites are currently being blocked within the island after verifying this fact at a local cybercafe.

Costa Rica: Campaign for Fans of Saprissa

Roy Rojas of News Star [es] writes about a campaign started by fans of the Costa Rican football team Saprissa, who are concerned by the violence and rudeness

Nicaragua: Inflation Difficult for Families

Inflation in Nicaragua, especially in basic goods and electrical energy, is causing distress for families writes Isabel Valdez González of McDonald [es].

Costa Rica: Government Program to Protect Water Resources

Out of Costa Rica [es] salutes the program Bandera Azul Ecológica, which has been in effect since 1996 to protect water resources throughout the country. Communities and beaches receive this...

Puerto Rico: Earth Hour

“The aim of the campaign is to express that individual action on a mass scale can help change our planet for the better. Furthermore, it cements the connection between energy...

Brazil: When the justice doesn't get the Internet

Idelber [pt] is finding a new resolution by the Brazilian Superior Electoral Court hard to believe. It rules that any campaign for the 2008 local elections will only be allowed...

Brazil: Listen to Brazil v Sweden in the 1958 World Cup

If you didn't get excited by the Brazil v Sweden friendly match yesterday, Donizetti [pt] has found a link to a moving live radio narration (in Portuguese) of the same...

Cuba: Blocking Bloggers

Want to get the Cuban blogosphere talking? Block access to a popular blog. Ever since Cuban authorities did just that to several less-than-supportive Havana-based blogs earlier this week, the blogging...

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