· August, 2005

Stories about Latin America from August, 2005

Brazil, Japan: Samba!

  29 August 2005

Though held in Tokyo, Japan, Japundit tells us Samba dancers from Brazil were invited to the capitol city for the 25th annual Asakusa Samba Carnival parade.

Venezuela: Media Objectivity

  29 August 2005

Daniel is concerned about the loss of Radio Nacional de Venezuela's objectivity while Aleksander Boyd says the same of the international press.

My First PC, But For Real

  23 August 2005

A well organized group of proactive bloggers and computer enthusiasts have taken the Chilean government to task over it's newly announced program, “My First PC,” which was launched by the Lagos administration on August 2nd as a way to help narrow the digital divide in Chile. Wanted or not, president...

Chile, Argentina: New Characters in URLs

  23 August 2005

Iria Puyosa notes that beginning next Sunday, Chile and Argentina will allow the registration of domains including the characters á, é, í, ó, ú, ü, and ñ. I would assume http://www.méxico.com.mx has already been registered. Un blog con floggera thinks this is a step in the right direction in making...

Venezuela: Ballot Machine Software

  22 August 2005

Aleksander Boyd does some investigative blogging into the vote software company Smartmatic and concludes, it is “worrying indeed that a company with connections to the Hugo Chavez regime has been selected to run elections in a county of Chicago.”

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