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· November, 2008

Stories about Latin America from November, 2008

Guatemala: 3,000 XO Computers to Be Donated

Three thousand XO computers will be donated to the Guatemalan government for distribution to schoolchildren through the offices of the Ministry of Education and the Secetariat of Social Works of...

Guatemala: The 5th Annual Jilotepeque Festival

The 5th Annual Jilotepeque Festival will take place on November 29-30 in the Guatemalan municipality of San Martín Jilotepeque. The Casa de la Cultura Sanmartineca is coordinating the event and...

Ecuador: High Monthly Salary for Assembly Members

Libertad Ecuador [es] does not agree with the monthly salary of Assembly members, which is many more times higher than the average monthly salary of ordinary Ecuadorans.

Argentina: Created By Immigrants?

Juan Pablo Meneses starts his latest series of blogs posts at Crónicas Argentinas [es] by asking the question, “Was Argentina Created by Immigrants? [es]” and receiving dozens of responses, many...

Bolivia: Elderly Not Collecting Their Government Pension

Willy Jordan writes that many elderly Bolivians are not collecting their “Dignity Pension,” which is a government plan that provides a small stipend to Bolivians 60 years and older. [es]...

Latin American Bloggers jump into Reality Television

Chevrolet and NatGeo have launched a reality show that mixes driving, tourism, gadgets and blogging throughout South America. On The Road Again follows 6 bloggers in 6 different countries, driving...

Nicaragua: The Growing Blogosphere Through Collaboration

The Nicaraguan blogosphere has been growing thanks to collaboration between various bloggers and users of Twitter. This is a short interview with Alvaro Berroteran, who started a project called Nicaragua...

Cuba: Hurricane Aftermath

Generation Y takes a road trip to Cuba's Pinar del Rio and is even more convinced that “we have to avoid letting our tendency to forget cover up the situation…we...

Cuba: Brother to be Beatified

Uncommon Sense reports that a 19th century Cuban Brother is being beatified by the Catholic Church: “Br. Ollalo’s beatification will take place at 8 a.m. on November 29 in the...

Chile: Returning Historical Documents to Peru

The Chilean government recently returned some historical documents that had belonged to Peru. The act was facilitated by the Chilean Office of Libraries, Archives and Museums of which Enzo Abbagliati...

Peru: Against Child Pornography and Prostitution

Juan Arellano of Globalizado [es] is joining in the international campaign against child pornography, and links to some blogs that talk about child prostitution in Peru.

Venezuela: Following the Local Elections Online

Today Venezuela is taking part in elections for mayors and governors., which will paint the political map between States and Municipalities aligned with President Hugo Chávez or not. Venezuelan bloggers...

Cuba: Love and Marriage

“With the love nest located in the parents’ house and with a salary that’s not enough to buy any durable or transferable goods, the signed paper and legal stamp that...

Cuba: “Black Spring” Prisoners

Cuban diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense focuses the spotlight on two of the “Black Spring” political prisoners, here and here.

Colombia: Indigenous March Arrives to Bogotá

The indigenous march has arrived to Bogotá and Bogotá Subterranea [es] is welcoming them with open arms.

Bolivia: Recent Lynchings Cause Concerns

A string of lynchings around Bolivia has caused concern around the country. The latest case in Achacachi involved 11 accused thieves, who were set ablaze by town residents. Defenders of...

Brazil: Attempts to censor a documentary about censorship

Gagged in Brazil, a documentary about the relationship between politics, media and censorship in Brazil was taken off the Current TV networks after a political party's complaint. After a full...

Peru: APEC Summit an Opportunity for the Country

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum will attract 21 member countries to Lima, Peru, which will have the opportunity to put on display its recent economic accomplishments, investment opportunities, as well...

Colombia: Government, banking and pyramid schemes

Colombians are buzzing in outrage after the collapse last week of several investment offices which were operating as Ponzi schemes and pyramids, where people would deposit their savings and receive...

Barbados, Cuba, U.S.A.: Obama's AG

Diaspora bloggers Keltruth Corp. (Barbados) and Babalu (Cuba) discuss Barack Obama's choice of Eric Holder for the post of Attorney General.

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Melissa Vida is the Latin America Spanish-language editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

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