· June, 2007

Stories about Guatemala from June, 2007

Guatemala: An Open Internet – Anyone Can Blog

  26 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.

Guatemala: Anti-Campaigns

  25 June 2007

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.

Guatemala: Corpus Christi Festivities

  12 June 2007

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.

Americas: Recent Poll Numbers

  5 June 2007

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.

Guatemala: Parking Restrictions

  5 June 2007

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.