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· August, 2008

Stories about Latin America from August, 2008

25 August 2008

Brazil: An Olympic balance

For a country whose best record was its 15th place in Athens last time, Brazil's 23th medal table position in the Beijing Olympics, with only 3 gold medals was not...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Cuba: Olympic Medals

Brazil: Longer maternity leave causes media outcry

Brazil: Exploring the “New MPB”

Brazil: Funny videos educate people about voting

24 August 2008

Mexico: Protests About Insecurity in the Capital

El Salvador: The Strategy of Fear in the Presidential Elections

Mexico: Thoughts from A Grandfather

Venezuela: Antonio Lauro and His Classical Guitar

Antonio Lauro is well-known for composing waltzes for the classical guitar. As part of the group Trio Cantores del Trópico, Lauro managed to contribute to the Venezuela's musical heritage converting...

Dominican Republic: Gold Medal in Boxing

22 August 2008

Argentina: Weblogs Day 2008 in Buenos Aires

The 2008 version of Weblogs Day recently took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This year, topics went beyond the discussion of blogs, and included information about web 2.0 entrepreneurs and...

Bahamas, Cuba: Inconvenient Truths?

Peru: Government Attempts to Halt Protests in the North

The news media has started to provide more coverage of the protests taking place in Northern Peru. The newspaper La República writes that the commission headed up by Environmental Minister...

21 August 2008

Mexico: Videos raise awareness of kidnapping crisis

Mexico has seen a steep rise in kidnapping for ransom cases this year, and a group of videobloggers have decided to take a stand and make videos proposing solutions for...

Colombia: Narcotours in Medellín

Chile: Campaign Propaganda Out of Season

Uruguay: 2nd Ceibal Jam for the XO Laptop

Cuba: Corrupt Survival

Cuba, U.S.A.: Watching the Games