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· May, 2008

Stories about Latin America from May, 2008

Brazil: Visible and Invisible Indians and Scoops

Brazilian Indians were in the spotlight of world media this week. From the images of an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon, to the enraged protest caught on camera against the...

Brazil: PeBodyCount joins Brazilian Disarmament Network

Brasil: Introducing the Bloguecast

Colombia: FARC Leader “Sureshot” is Confirmed Dead

After countless false claims of the death of the FARC's top leader Manuel Marulanda Vélez aka "Sureshot," the Colombian government confirmed that he passed away in March of natural causes....

Brazil: Struggling to deliver the deeper messages

Peru: Café Tacuba in Lima

Puerto Rico, U.S.A.: Imagine That Conversation

Bolivia: Bloguivianos 2008 Website

Guatemala: Animal Del Monte Festival in Xela

Quetzaltenango or "Xela" was the site of an international poetry festival called Animal del Monte, which brought 40 poets from around Latin America. A big part of the festival was...

Argentina: Commemoration of the Cordobazo

Bolivia: Blog for Camiri

Paraguay: The Creation of a People's Union

Nicaragua: A Closer Look at a Government Program for Microloans

The governmental program called Usura Cero provides low interest rate loans to Nicaraguan women for their micro-businesses. It was recently featured on an investigative news program and a local blogger...

Peru: Rate of Poverty Reduction Difficult to Believe

Nicaragua: Chacón Wins National Poetry Prize

Argentina: 400 New Courses to Be Offered at Cultural Centers

Costa Rica: Local Film on YouTube

Cuba: Free Speech?

Peru: Andean Film Conference in Arequipa

Honduras: Peace Rally Followed by Riots

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