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· May, 2008

Stories about Latin America from May, 2008

28 May 2008

Ecuador: Tungurahua Volcano Increases Activity

Colombia: FARC Laptops Reveal Ties to Politicians and Foreign Governments

The laptops found in the FARC guerrilla camps were sent to Interpol for independent analysis. The findings, which were leaked to the press, reveal some disturbing ties to foreign governments...

27 May 2008

Cuba: Media Manipulation?

Cuba: Incipient Crackdown?

Venezuela: The Poet Who Enjoyed the Simple Things in Life

Poet Aquiles Nazoa had always led a simple life. His poetry illustrated the beauties of daily life and the humorous soul of all Venezuelans. He was also one of the...

Chile: How To Read Smog Map

Uruguay: Upcoming Performances of La Yunta Trío de Tango

26 May 2008

El Salvador: A Computer in Ecuador Stirs Up Salvadoran Presidential Campaign

A computer file purportedly discovered on a laptop computer at a FARC guerrilla camp in Ecuador, has bloggers in El Salvador wondering what impact it will have and what impact...

Colombia: Paramilitary Leaders Extradited to the United States

In Colombia, 14 demobilized paramilitary bosses were recently extradited to the United States to face charges of drug trafficking. Bloggers in Colombia discuss how this might affect the current political...

Mexico: Responsible Disposal of Batteries and Cell Phones

Chile: Spanish Photographer Injured While Covering Protests

Ecuador: Internet Access Lacking in Countryside

25 May 2008

Peru: Lima Plays Host to Regional Summit

Lima, Peru recently played host to the 5th Latin America - European Union summit, which aims to address some of the pressing matters of the region. Peruvian bloggers provide their...

24 May 2008

Peru: Little Coverage About Languages Day

Peru: Too Much Media Attention Given to Tula Rodríguez

Brazil: Can the Amazon problem be solved with new management?

Changing the command in a Brazilian Ministry used to be a domestic affair, but the resignation of the renowned rainforest defender Marina Silva from the Environmental Ministry has sparked global...

23 May 2008

Saramago's reaction at the lauch of Blindness, the film

Brazil: Promoting the country's fine art

Colombian anti-military youth group commemorates 10 years of resistance

Last May 17th marked the ten year aniversary of the Antimili sonoro, an event organized by the Youth Network as a way to spread the word about resistance to the...

Brazil: Images of the ‘Invisible Indians’ in the Amazon