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· January, 2009

Stories about Latin America from January, 2009

25 January 2009

Bolivia: Referendum Coverage on Twitter

As the polls close across Bolivia for the Constitutional Referendum vote, many of the country's users of Twitter have been hard at work sending messages about their experiences from their...

Brazil: A Glance at Campus Party Brazil in Pictures

Campus Party Brazil 2009 in São Paulo comes to a close this Sunday. Around 6,500 people have taken part in this second edition of what is arguably Latin America's largest...

24 January 2009

Brazil: A true competition between e-books and paper books?

The Brazilian blogsphere is full of literature available online at collective blogs and websites, individual authors' blogs and governmental initiatives. The nations' best selling author, Paulo Coelho, is right when...

23 January 2009

Bolivia: Dealing With Dengue Fever

Heavy rains in the Bolivian Orient help create the breeding ground for mosquitos that spread the virus that causes dengue fever. There is also a much more severe form which...

Cuba, U.S.A.: An Important Introduction

Argentina: The Timing of Kirchner's Visit to Cuba

Honduras: Vacation in Tornabé

22 January 2009

Bolivia: The Situation After the Referendum

The campaign for the Constitutional Referendum has ended across Bolivia and Sunday's vote is eagerly awaited. After months of a tension-filled campaign from both supporters and opponents of the draft...

Cuba: Quelling the Rumours

Bolivia: Community Tourism in Copacabana

Paraguay: The Launching of the Government's News Agency

Ecuador: Biology Student Abroad

Nicaragua: Linux Tour to Honduras

Mexico: Cash for the New York Times

Daniel Hernandez of Intersections writes about the cash infusion provided to the New York Times by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

21 January 2009

Global: Morocco Closes Caracas Embassy

Morocco announced this week that it would close its embassy in Venezuela due to Venezuela's recognition of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), the territory also known as the "Western...

Caribbean: Obama's Day

Like the rest of the world, the eyes of the Caribbean were on Washington, DC yesterday, as Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United...

Peru: Lima Celebrates Its Anniversary

On Sunday, January 18, the City of Kings, better known as Lima, Peru celebrated the 474th anniversary of its founding. Many bloggers took this opportunity to dedicate a few inspirational...

Peru: 2011 Elections Not So Far Away

Mexico: Good Conduct Law Revoked