Stories about Guatemala from June, 2007
In the early 90s, the press was controlled, and only the privileged had access to the new internet phenomenon. Once the telecommunications industry was privatized, many more had access to the world wide web, and as a result many more people had the opportunity to blog. Political parties, watchdog groups, and even a member of an elite army unit now had the power to say what they wanted.
No Es Chisme [ES] writes about the constant hacking attacks on the website of Guatemala's Congress.
Ximena Garcia of Say Something [ES] knows that election campaigns spend a lot of money, but hopes that much of that does not go into what she calls “anti-campaign” or negative campaigning.
Upon her arrival from the iSummit in Croatia, Renata Avila of Nothing is Permanent [ES] returns home to ponder about Global Refugee Day.
Desde Guate [ES] discovers a job opening for a temporary job working for Google in Guatemala.
Elecciones Guatemala [ES] is a new website dedicated to the upcoming electoral season in Guatemala.
Romero GT [ES] links to and analyzes the web design of various political parties in Guatemala.
Guatemala Empresarial [ES] celebrates that regional favorite, Pollo Campero recently opened its first restaurant in China.
Blog de Mi Guatemala [ES] writes about the earthquake that shook the country, and other blogs mentioned the same.
Rob Mercatante was woken by the sounds of firecrackers that were used in the feast of Corpus Christi. He writes about the details of the celebration in Guatemala on his bog El Canche.
Bloggings by Boz returns with his regular installment of poll numbers from across the region. The summary post includes news from Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador and Argentina.
Antigua boasts a high number of one-way streets. As a result, parking is only limited to one side of the street, however, some pay no mind to these restrictions. The site Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo shows what happens when a driver takes his/her chances and parks illegally anyway.