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· August, 2008

Stories about Latin America from August, 2008

31 August 2008

Americas: Celebrating BlogDay

August 31 is BlogDay around the world, which is an event where bloggers recommend 5 blogs to be discovered by others. The Latin American team from Global Voices Online is...

Ecuador: Abortion a Controversial Topic in New Constitution

In a deeply religious country like Ecuador, the topic of a woman's right to choose an abortion is of concern and may determine some voters' decision in the upcoming Constitutional...

30 August 2008

Peru: Views Towards the Indigenous Protests

The protests by indigenous groups in Northern Peru are not always understood in other parts of the country. Some bloggers examine attitudes and views by others, who often look down...

Guatemala: Pizza and Blogs 2008

Dominican Republic: Visit by Junot Díaz to Santo Domingo

29 August 2008

Chile: Trolley Bus in Valparaíso

Costa Rica: President Arias Asks Dalai Lama to Postpone Visit

Costa Rican president Oscar Arias asked Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama to postpone a private visit to the country, citing that Arias won't be in the country to receive him....

28 August 2008

Brazil: Digital TV with Digital Rights Managements

Brazil: I want to live in Second Life

Venezuela: Yukpa Indians, Chávez and land disputes

Citizen media videos have been uploaded informing of the situation arising in Venezuela between the Yukpa Indians of the Perijá Mountains, landowners and President Chávez. This dispute over land limits...

Guatemala: Protection of La Danta

Many Guatemalans and foreign journalists are concerned about the plight of the region around La Danta, one of the world's largest pyramids. A group from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis...

26 August 2008

Brazil: Church demands justice do ban sexy pic on Playboy

Brazil: Independent newspaper arrives to the web

Paraguay: President Lugo to Forgo Salary

Fernando Lugo's presidency started with an announcement that he would forgo his monthly salary. "I don't need that salary, which belongs to the poor," said Lugo. Different local bloggers see...

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