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· January, 2009

Stories about Latin America from January, 2009

Best Blogs Brazil: Winners by jury, public and hacker votes

Who won the Best Blogs Brazil 2008? Specialists and the public went to the polls and the winners were announced at Campus Party last week. The competition, which did not...

R.E.S.C.A.T.A.R.: Dengue: Manu militari contra la irresponsabilidad

Carlos Rodríguez of Rescatar [es] writes that is shameful that the local government must threaten property owners to keep their land free of standing water, which is a breeding ground...

Ecuador: Finding a Candidate to Face Correa

The opposition in Ecuador is having a tough time finding a suitable candidate to face current President Rafael Correa writes La Voz de Guamote [es].

Cuba: Hope and Change

On hearing the news that two black Cubans were arrested “after they were heard making favorable comments” about the Obama presidency, Uncommon Sense has these words for the new president:...

Paraguay: English Words in Advertising

José Ángel Lopez Barrios is not too pleased with the emergence of so many English words in advertising that are being adopted by Paraguayan stores [es]. He gives the example...

Colombia: Ex-Mayor Sentenced for Ordering the Murder of Journalist

Victor Solano of ¿Comunicación? [es] writes that the former mayor of the Colombian town of Barrancabermeja was sentenced to 28 years in prison for ordering the murder of journalist Emeterio...

Cuba: Raul in Russia

Child of the Revolution, Una Familia en Cuba [Sp] and Havana Times all blog about Cuban President Raul Castro's official visit to Russia.

Cuba: Human Rights & Political Prisoners

As The Cuban Triangle reports that Cuba is about to face a human rights review, Uncommon Sense says that women are also among the political prisoners on the island.

Brazil: Obama present in Rio Carnival

“Drunken, sweaty Obamas will be running wild all over the city come February. Though I think this particular mask is kind of creepy, it's a Carnival tradition to wear masks...

Colombia: President Uribe's Prospects for Re-Election

Marsares of equinoXio takes a look at some of the prospects for a re-election of Colombian president Álvaro Uribe.

Peru: Interview with Juan Arellano

Global Voices in Spanish coordinator Juan Arellano is interviewed by Ikitozz City [es] about the Peruvian blogosphere and his work at Global Voices.

Colombia: Against Bullfighting in Medellín

Andreata of Jovenes Pensantes [es] thinks that more people should protest the annual bullfighting festival in Medellín, Colombia since it is “another death celebrated by many insensitive persons and executed...

Bolivia: Child Labor a Question of Culture?

Juan Vasquez of Un Boliviano en la Argentina [es] describes a recent conversation with some friends about the practice of child labor, and one wonders whether it is a question...

Bolivia: Under-20 Football Team Loses Yet Again

“More of the Same,” writes Jaime Galarza of Once a Once [es] regarding the latest in a string of international debacles by the Under-20 Bolivian National Team, who lost all...

Mexico: Startling Discovery in Tijuana

Hache [es] writes about the recent discovery of a man hired by drug cartels in Tijuana, Mexico who disposed the bodies of a reported 300 murdered victims in cauldrons of...

Brazil: Extradition refusal threatens relations with Italy

The Brazilian government calls Cesare Battisti a political activist. For the Italian government, the writer is a convicted terrorist. The controversial decision of the Brazilian government to guarantee political refugee...

Peru: Police Officers Killed in Pómac Forest Reserve

Three police officers, who were following a court order, were killed when they attempted to remove peasant families that had been illegally occupying lands in the Pómac Forest Reserve in...

Cuba: Political Prisoners

Diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense reports on the experience of some of Cuba's political prisoners because he believes that “it is a truth that one day will set them, and their...

Guatemala: Experiences in Birdwatching

Guatemala is a major destination for birdwatchers from around the world. The number of species of birds in the country's diverse habitats is more than 700. Many of these birdwatchers...

Cuba: Being Responsible

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez explains why she doesn't feel like a victim, but rather, responsible.

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