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· August, 2009

Stories about Latin America from August, 2009

31 August 2009

USA, Mexico: Astronaut José Hernández Twittering from Space

Mexican-American Astronaut José Hernández is currently orbiting the Earth as part of a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station, and he is twittering while he is on the...

Bolivia: MAS Strategy in Next General Elections

Paraguay: Pessimism in the Region

Peru: Alberto Pizango Wanted by Interpol

Chile: The Chile + Cultura Festival 2009

30 August 2009

Costa Rica: The Passing of Felipe Granados

Chile: Technology Platform of Candidate Sebastian Piñera

Costa Rica: Manuel Mora Valverde Founder of Communist Party

Ecuador: All Aboard the Trolley Bus

The trolley bus system in Quito, Ecuador has been helping to alleviate traffic congestion. A recent experiment invited the city's twitterers to submit live news about riding on this form...

Colombia: Another Massacre of the Awá Indigenous Community

28 August 2009

Puerto Rico: “Such is Life”

The executive director of the government project Portal del Futuro defended the construction of a luxury mega-resort by telling residents of neighboring communities that they would not have access to...

Brazil: Outrage at violent São Paulo eviction

On Monday, 240 police went to evict 800 families from the Olga Benário squatter settlement in São Paulo. Bloggers and photojournalists report on the violence, despair and lack of social...

27 August 2009

Ecuador: The National Festival of Music

Argentina: The Passing of a Fellow Twitterer

Ecuador: The Frustrations of Being a Writer

Being a writer in Ecuador can be frustrating. Whether it is the lack of books available or how politicians use cultural events to spread their message, many authors just want...

25 August 2009

Brazil: Students arrested for demonstrating in the Senate

Students were held for demonstrating against the Senate's President José Sarney and suffered many threats. We hear the blogosphere's thoughts on Brazilian democracy being slowly done away with.

Uruguay: Independence Day

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