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· March, 2009

Stories about Latin America from March, 2009

Cuba: Open Mic Night

Cubans Generation Y and Octavo Cerco blog about “an unforgettable night” in front of open microphones.

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: At the Summit

“It seems far-fetched to think that the summit’s news coverage would be dominated by the one country in the region that is absent from the event” – but The Cuban...

Puerto Rico: Murder Rate

“We. Don't. Give. A. Damn. Because it isn't really ‘Us’ getting killed, it's ‘them.’ We don't see the obvious. There is no ‘them’ on an island. There's only Us”: Puerto...

Bolivia: Black List for Expulsion from El Alto

The Regional Worker´s Organization in El Alto, Bolivia announced plans to release “black list” of those people and institutions that should be expelled from the city. Mario Duán of Palabras...

Guatemala: Chico Zapote Fruit

The chico zapote, or also known as the sapodilla, is an exotic tropical fruit found in Guatemala and Rudy Girón of Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo publishes a close-up photograph that...

Dominican Republic: The South as a Tourist Destination

Duarte 101 [es] notes that the southern part of the Dominican Republic also is an attractive destination for visitors, but it is often forgotten by those on the tourist trail.

Bolivia: The Grape Harvest Fair

Juan Angel Tapia of El Miroscopio [es] visits La Vendimia in the Calamuchita region of Tarija, Bolivia. This fair celebrates the important grape harvest used in the wine industry famous...

Ecuador: Heading to the Polls Yet Again

In less than a month, approximately 10.5 million Ecuadorians will head to the polls yet again. After approval of the new Constitution last September, elections to select the president, members...

Water: One Take International Video Contest

“Is access to clean, safe water for drinking a basic human right? Why? or Why not?”. That is the question One Take is asking for you to answer in your...

Puerto Rico: The Internet

Gil the Jenius thinks that “Puerto Rico has not embraced the power of the Internet to a significant degree.”

Honduras: Can Family Gardens Improve Health?

Can family gardens help reduce hunger and improve health in Honduras? La Gringa's Blogicito hopes that families consider the option.

Bolivia: US Cooperation on Control of Narcotics

Miguel Buitrago of MABB takes a look at the 2009 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, and which the Bolivian government is complaining about the stance taken by the United States...

Paraguay: Ten Years Since Vice-President Argaña was Assassinated

It's been ten years since the assassination of Paraguayan Vice-President Luis María Argaña and Edgar Ruiz Diaz of Las Preguntas de Venerando [es] has a lot of questions that have...

Brazil: Beyond cyberspace – when blogs move offline

Books are becoming e-books and blogs and websites have appeared as books and other types of media. In this state of flux, it looks like the paper book has the...

Venezuela: Blog for the Release of Germán

Libreren a Germán [es] is a blog dedicated to the release of kidnapping victim Germán Antonio García Velutini, who was abducted on February 25 in Caracas, Venezuela.

Global Recession Survey: Survival Tips and Business Opportunities

Everybody is trying hard to cope with the global economic crisis. Bloggers are offering survival tips to their readers. Businesses around the world are adjusting. Some are even profiting from...

Colombia: Searching the Bodies of Murdered Indigenous

The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia publishes on its blog the route [es] the humanitarian minga is following since Monday in order to recover the corpses of the indigenous Awás...

Mexico: Unsolved Feminicide Along the Border

Violence along the United States - Mexico border has reached staggering levels. The killings in border cities like Ciudad Juárez has already totaled 400 in the first two months of...

Cuba: Antúnez Update

Diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense says that the Cuban authorities have “taken its fight with…dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez (Antúnez) to a new, more frightening level.”

Colombia: Convergentes Restarting Activities

The citizen media project, Convergentes in Medellín, Colombia, is restarting “with new spirit.” The site for HiperBarrio [es] has a summary of these latest activities.

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