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· June, 2009

Stories about Latin America from June, 2009

22 June 2009

Venezuela: The Relationship With Iran

The Venezuelan blogosphere has been both touched, and moved by the latest development in Iran. There have been blogger opinions that try to make comparisons with similar events in Venezuelan...

Caribbean: Following the path of the Caribs

Since the beginning of 2009, French West Indians have questioned their identity, their national heritage and their present-day situation in different ways. Kintamingo Ema, a Martinican blog, presents an initiative...

20 June 2009

Brazil: The country's largest university becomes a battlefield

For a day in June, a peaceful protest against police occupation at Brazil's largest university became a bloody confrontation for the first time since the dictatorship in the 1970s. The...

18 June 2009

Bolivia: Warnings of Scams in El Alto

Falling victim to scams in Bolivia is not uncommon. Attempts to swindle people out of money come in all shapes and sizes, and often come at times when people are...

Cuba: Lessons from Iran

Uruguay: Daily Users of Internet

Dominican Republic: Bicycles as Alternate Form of Transport

17 June 2009

Costa Rica: Chairs, Posters, and Lamps on Exhibit

A curious collection of chairs, posters, and lamps called 300% Spanish Design, is currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design in San José, Costa Rica.. The...

Mexico: Water Shortages Affecting Nearly 2 Million Residents

Nearly two millions of citizens have been affected by the recent reduction of the water service in the Valley of Mexico. The Cutzamala System, which manages 20% of the drinking...

16 June 2009

Ecuador: Galapagos Islands Advance in 7 New Wonders Competition

Ecuador's Galapagos Islands have advanced to the next round in the online competition for the 7 New Wonders of the World. These islands boast some of the most diverse flora...

Brazil: Petrobras Blog Versus Mainstream Media

In the first week of June, Brazil's giant semi-public oil company Petrobras created a free blog on Wordpress. Among the posts publicised during the blog's first days were questions and...

Cuba, U.S.A.: The Cuban Five

Cuba: Welcoming “Granpa”

Guatemala: The Mayan City of Nakum

Ecuador: Eugenio Espejo, Precursor for the Independence Movement

15 June 2009

Dominica: Chavez’ Visit

Cuba: Prisoners of Conscience

Paraguay: Governmental Response to Arrival of H1N1 Virus

New cases of the AH1N1 virus have been confirmed in Paraguay. The total people infected rose to 25, however, there have not been any deaths linked to the virus. Bloggers...