· October, 2007

Stories about Latin America from October, 2007

Bolivia: Violence in Santa Cruz

  26 October 2007

Andrés Pucci [ES] criticizes individuals from Santa Cruz that participated in violent acts of vandalism during protests regarding hydrocarbon taxes.

El Salvador: Funes Under the Watchful Eye of ARENA

  25 October 2007

Hunnapuh [ES] welcomes FMLN presidential candidate, Mauricio Funes, “to hell” in reference to the following 18 months where he will be under the microscope of the opposition party ARENA prior to the next election in El Salvador.

Guatemala: Adoption Fees for Couples

  25 October 2007

Blog de mi Guatemala [ES] comes across a website for the organization Guatemala Miracles, where the agency charges $25,000 and up for honorariums to help couple adopt a child from that country.

Ecuador: Correa Criticizes IMF

  25 October 2007

Danny Ayala Hinojosa of El Federalista [ES] criticizes Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's declarations regarding the International Monetary Fund following a visit with Pope Benedict.

Costa Rica: Free-Trade Agreement Passes

  25 October 2007

Costa Ricans participated in a nationwide referendum regarding the fate of the Free-Trade Agreement with the United States. The result was a vote for the "Yes". Even though the vote passed, there is still a lot to be completed by Congress and a little uncertainty of what the results mean.

Cuba: US to Encourage Democratic Change?

  24 October 2007

“US President George W Bush will today announce a set of initiatives designed to encourage democratic change in Cuba,” writes Child of the Revolution – but he wonders if the measures will make any difference.

Argentina: Maradonic News

  24 October 2007

GoodAirs writes two quick “pieces of Maradonic news” including a Mexican couple getting married in the Diego Maradona Church, a day before his birthday.

Peru: Census Day

  24 October 2007

On Sunday, October 21, Peruvians were counted as part of the National Census. However, with such a massive undertaking, problems would surely arise. Bloggers reported inexperienced census-takers, a lack of security for census workers, and the fuss over the lack of transportation.

Cuba: Election Scrutiny

  23 October 2007

According to this post at Babalu Blog, “scrutiny is not part of the plan” when it comes to the municipal elections in Cuba.

Ecuador: Teenage Podcaster

  23 October 2007

Cobertura Digital [ES] and the Blog de Palulo [ES] write about the 16-year-old Ecuadoran podcaster that appeared in the El Comercio newspaper.

Bolivia: Columnist Uses Blog to Draft Cyber-Proposal With Readers

  22 October 2007

The Bolivian government announced a drastic change in providing retirement benefits to elderly Bolivians under a plan called “Renta Dignidad”. These funds replace the annual “Bonosol”, and will come directly from the Direct Hydrocarbons Tax (IDH for its initials in Spanish) and will be payable once a month for all...

Peru: Religion Question on Census

  22 October 2007

Eduardo Villanueva of Casi Un Blog Mk. II [ES] is puzzled by the Peruvian census question that asks about religion and writes, “I do not want to, nor do I need to reveal to the INEI that I am agnostic….why are they asking me something that is not constitutionally legal...

Peru: Purchase of OLPC Computers

  22 October 2007

Desde El Tercer Piso [ES] reflects upon the Peruvian government's decision to participate in the One Laptop Per Child project with the purchase of 40,000 XO computers.

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