· June, 2006

Stories about Latin America from June, 2006

Peru: Wireless Networks in Developing Countries

  28 June 2006

Luis Gustavo Lira announces the Spanish translation of “Wireless Networks in Developing Countries,” (ES) a Creative Commons-licensed book which covers “the basic physics of radio and the development of networks, including equipment and troubleshooting … The book hopes to be a useful resource for technicians in developing countries by gathering...

Chile, Argentina: Blogger Reunions

  27 June 2006

Two blogger meetups in the Southern Cone. Ariel Vercelli reminds readers (ES) that June 29th is “Weblog Day” (ES) in Buenos Aires with an event at the University of Palermo. Meanwhile, Argentine-Spaniard José Luis Orihuela, author of the recently published “The Blog Revolution (ES),” will take advantage of his time...

Colombia: The UN's data on Coca-Growing

  27 June 2006

Adam Isacson explains why the recently released Andean Coca Survey by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime is required reading for anyone wanting “to know about drug-crop cultivation in Colombia and the rest of the region.”

El Salvador: Gay Pride and Gay Issues

  27 June 2006

Observing that “dozens of gay and lesbian protesters marched today in a Gay Pride March in San Salvador,” Tim Muth links to some background context on gay issues in El Salvador. Meg also writes about “Salvadoran Gay Pride.”

The World Cup Online: Discovering Lionel Messi's Blog or Blognovela

  27 June 2006

The anonymous nature of the web is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, everyday citizens living under repressive regimes, can easily learn how to blog anonymously and express themselves without fear of reprisal. On the other hand, it is difficult if not impossible to verify the real identity of...

Mexico: Un Poco de Todo

  27 June 2006

Ana Maria Salazar Slack runs through Mexico's big three stories: the status of negotiations between Oaxacan teachers and the Ministry of the Interior, union strikes by minors, and the campaign trail with less than one week till elections. From Pachuca, Mexico Votes 2006 describes an Institutional Revolutionary Party campaign event.

Panama: Forgotten Issues . . . reminder

  27 June 2006

A (very musical) blog called Asi es la Vida en Panama has a short list of forgotten cases and crimes that have not been solved yet, this is probably a wake up call for our Panamanian government's delays. Don't be surprised if there's a James Blunt song in the background.

The State of Creative Commons in Latin America

  26 June 2006

Coauthored by Jose Murilo Junior and David Sasaki Global Voices has become a supporter of Creative Commons licensing not due to ideology, but because our website depends on it. The translations we post, bridging bloggers from different languages and cultures, are modifications of original works, requiring either the author's permission...

Colombia, Argentina: Music: Lulacruza

  26 June 2006

Fernando Casale features the duo Lulacruza. “This Colombian-Argentinean duo is formed by Alejandra Ortiz and Luis Maurette, who met in the city of Boston while they were studying at the Berklee College of Music.”

Argentina: An Unjust Victory

  26 June 2006

Mariano Amartino says that Argentine bloggers think that Mexico outplayed their country's World Cup team (ES) and that the Argentina win was “an injustice.”

Cuba: Foreign students deprived of internet access

  23 June 2006

Medicina Cubana reproduces a news agency article stating that foreign medical students at the Morón School of Medical Science have had no internet access for the past several weeks. The article also notes that “in general, Cubans are not allowed access to the Internet.”

Ecuador: Apple Inspired Marketing

  23 June 2006

Mexican marketing site BriefBlog has noted the influence of Apple's marketing in other advertisements before, but this ad by Ecuadorean TV channel Teleamazonas stands out as beyond obvious.

Ecuador: Minutes of YouTube Fame

  23 June 2006

In a post titled “Minutes of Fame on YouTube” Eduardo Ochoa says he didn't have to film himself dancing ridiculously or falling into a creak to reach YouTube fame. Instead, he and his brother edited a summary of goals from the France – Korea match which ended up being the...

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