· October, 2008

Stories about Ecuador from October, 2008

Ibero-America: Campus Party in El Salvador

  30 October 2008

This week in El Salvador, hundreds of technology fanatics have assembled to take part in the latest edition of Campus Party. Participants from 22 member states are divided into one of a broad range of areas including: Astronomy, CampusBot (robotics), Innovation, Modding, Campus Create, Digital Leisure and Digital Inclusion. The participation of bloggers have captured the feeling of being in a room with their fellow technology enthusiasts through their blog posts, photos and videos.

Ecuador: The Growing Problem of Cybercrime

  29 October 2008

Cybercrime is a topic not discussed much in Ecuador, but Christian Espinosa of Cobertura Digital [es] writes about an upcoming conference to address the growing problem.

Americas: Bloggers Participate in Blog Action Day – Part II

  17 October 2008

October 15 marked the annual event of Blog Action Day. On this date, bloggers from all around the world pledge to publish a blog post aboug a particular topic. This year the chosen subject is poverty. This campaign hopes “to change the conversation that day day, to raise awareness, start a global discussion and add momentum to an important cause.” Latin American bloggers actively participated in the campaign read some of their thoughts in part II.

Ecuador: Residents Mourn the Death of Chelito the Giraffe

  14 October 2008

Ecuador is well-known for its biodiversity and boasts many species of interesting plants and animals. However, there is one beloved animal that is not native to the country, and residents of Loja are mourning its recent death. A giraffe named “Chelito” was found dead near his pen in the Loja zoo. One of the region's most recognizable tourist attractions, Chelito was the only giraffe in Ecuador and was proud symbol for residents of all ages.

Latin America: More lore, ghosts, demons and frights

  11 October 2008

On this second installment on the Myths, Lore and Legends of Latin America, we will get to know the Venezuelan Animas and their unfinished business, the Sayona and the Whistler, and Ecuadorian myths such as the foundation myth of Guayas and Kil, Father Almeida, the Headless Priest, the gagones (something similar to familiars) and the Cantuña Cathedral myth.

Ecuador: Referendum Results Herald Changes

  3 October 2008

As the results to the Constitutional Referendum in Ecuador come in, bloggers prepare themselves for the changes that will come with the positive answers to changing the Constitution: some hopeful that these changes will make a difference in the economy, others doubting that corruption will cease.

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