· September, 2007

Stories about Latin America from September, 2007

El Salvador: Keeping Up with Current Events

  18 September 2007

Tim Muth shares how he keeps up to date on current events in El Salvador. He recently led a workshop at the 25th anniversary of the SHARE foundation about the subject, which included a steady intake of Salvadoran blogs.

Argentina: Educ.ar Website is Back

  17 September 2007

The Argentine educational web portal Educ.ar [ES] is back up and running. Martin Varsavsky, whose foundation provided the funds to create the site, writes on his blog that he is pleased that the site had been relaunched [ES].

Mexico: Benefits for Ex-Presidents

  17 September 2007

Ex-presidents of Mexico receive monthly salaries and support staff for their personal use. Enigmatario [ES] writes about these benefits given to the former heads of state and for what the money could be better used.

Argentina: Election Wiki

  17 September 2007

Elección Argentina [ES] is a wiki that aims to, “collect news and biographies of the candidates of the different elections in the country, attempting to avoid the lack of objectivity from the followers and detractors of each one.”

Guatemala: Cleaning Up After the Elections

  14 September 2007

Now that all that remains is the final run-off in Guatemala, Elecciones Guatemala [ES] is left wondering who will clean up all of the publicity materials left on trees, street posts and walls.

Panama: Expansion of Panama Canal

  13 September 2007

Tatiana attended the ceremony that marked the beginning of the expansion of the Panama Canal [ES], which included a speech by former US president Jimmy Carter (in Spanish). She also posts photos of the canal.

Bolivia: Ties With Iran

  13 September 2007

FREE-K-SEE [ES] is leery at the announcement that Bolivia will establish ties with Iran. “Why do we need to establish diplomatic ties with a country with which we do not have commercial or cultural ties, or a country that not even Cochabambinos emigrate to?”

Mexico: Coahuila Explosion

  13 September 2007

Ocho Cuartos [ES] posts a video to put the recent explosion in Coahuila into perspective, in which a truck with 25 tons of Ammonium Nitrate was detonated.

Ecuador: President Correa Unveils His Blog

  12 September 2007

The curiosity behind President Rafael Correa's preview of the creation of his personal blog finally subsided, when the head of state unveiled his new means of communication with the people of Ecuador. The introduction of his personal blog [ES] was made through a video uploaded on YouTube (with English sub-titles)...

Argentina: A Country of Taxi Drivers

  12 September 2007

Taxis in Argentina are relatively inexpensive and safe, but some drivers have their own claim to fame. Crónicas Argentinas [ES] begins a new series about these drivers and asks, “are taxi drivers born that way or are they made?”

Honduras: After Hurricane Felix

  12 September 2007

David Moran of El Catracho [ES] writes that after Hurricane Felix, that Hondurans “should not lower their arms during these times, I think that the season for countries in development to be at mercy of Hurricanes do not end here.”

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