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· November, 2007

Stories about Latin America from November, 2007

Costa Rica: Draw for Qualifying for World Cup

The World Cup qualifying draw was announced and My Dos Colones writes that Costa Rica must be really pleased with their chances.

Innovative Tools: Live Bicycle Radio

Innovative tools in Colombia and Bangladesh are bringing internet access to communities that would otherwise be disconnected. We take a look at wi-max bicycles in Medellin and mobile phone internet...

Cuba: Unearthing Che

Child of the Revolution reports on a recently-held Cuban press conference “to reveal that they had undertaken extensive DNA testing on…the remains of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.”

Argentina: Restaurant Recommendations from Taxi Drivers

Who better to know where the best places to eat than a cabdriver? Go Where the Taxista Takes You is a blog by freelance writer Layne Mosler and “each week,...

Colombia: The Breakdown of Negotiations

Adam Isaacson of Plan Colombia and Beyond provides a thorough analysis of the hostage mediation that was called off by Colombian president Álvaro Uribe.

Bolivia: Conflicts in Sucre Over New Constitution

In the city of Sucre, confrontations between citizens and police claimed the lives of four Bolivians. Delegates from the governing party decided on the text of a new constitution without...

Cuba: Howard Out

Child of the Revolution reports on the results of the Australian election: “The demise of Mr Howard will be seen as good news in Havana, given the outgoing prime minister’s...

Bolivia: Goodbye to Oscar Sanchez

Alberto Medrano of El Alto Noticias [es] says farewell to Bolivian football player Oscar Sanchez, who recently passed away due to liver cancer.

Peru: One of the Few Remaining Blacksmiths

From the city of Huánuco, Orlando Bravo writes about one of the last blacksmiths in the district of Panao, Peru [es]. Photos are included in the description of this dying...

Paraguay: Ice Cream on a Hot Afternoon

As a child, Muna Annahas of Muna's Blog recalls the ice cream vendor that would visit her neighborhood on those hot Asuncion, Paraguay afternoons.

Ecuador: Transportation Hub for China

¡¡¡Cambiemos Ecuador!!! [es] writes about a proposal to convert the airport in Manta as an important transportation hub for travelers arriving to and from China.

Ecuador: Opposition to Constituent Assembly

Quito, La Carolina writes about the upcoming Constituent Assembly and the possible areas of disagreement between prospective Assembly president Alberto Acosta and Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa, who may be “actually...

Peru: Possible Changes in Fujimori Trial

The rules in the trial of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori may change if a proposed law passes, which would excuse the accused from being present for much of the...

Bolivia: Tension in Sucre Remains

Based in Sucre, Bolivia, Ciudad de Patas [es] continues the updates from various local sources. In addition to reports that citizens have taken control of the local airport and departmental...

Brazil: On the “Che e-mails” and credibility of journalism

An article on the 40th anniversary of Che Guevara's death, led to a heated email exchange between an editor of Brazilian magazine Veja and an American reporter for The New...

Haiti: New Public Market in Port-au-Prince

Collectif-haiti-de-provence posts an article about a new public market [Fr] being built in Port-au-Prince, thanks to Venezuela.

Ahmadinejad and Chavez: “Love is in the air”

Last week, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez made his fourth visit to Tehran in two years to sign more economic agreements with Iran. The Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Chavez, say...

Bolivia: About the Latest in Sucre

Ciudad de Patas [es] is an up-to-date blog about the recent developments in Sucre, Bolivia, including news of unconfirmed and confirmed deaths as a result of clashes with the police....

Mexico: The Finances of Fox

The Mex Files discusses the recent investigations into the finances of former Mexican President Vicente Fox.

Mexico: Free Wi-Fi for the Capital

Vivir México [es] writes about the agreement signed by Mexico City government and a the ZTE Corporation to provide free wi-fi throughout the city.

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