· October, 2007

Stories about Latin America from October, 2007

Ecuador: Google Day in Quito

  22 October 2007

Google Day in Quito, Ecuador is planned for October 26. Christian Espinoza of Cobertura Digital [ES] is looking forward to the event and to the workshop to find more about Adwords and Adsense.

Argentina: Wordcamp in Buenos Aires

  19 October 2007

On October 31, Wordcamp 2007 [ES] will be held and is “a conference for users and developers of WordPress; covering topics that will help you blog, know your audience and meet other bloggers.

Argentina: Candidate and Web 2.0

  19 October 2007

Pablo Mancini [ES] writes about candidate for provincial governor Francisco de Navárez and his use of Flickr, Del.icio.us, Picasa, Odeo, Soapbox, YouTube, and now Second Life to reach potential voters.

Voces Bolivianas: Two Mile High Citizen Media (Part I)

  19 October 2007

One of five Rising Voices outreach award winners, Voces Bolivianas is a participatory citizen’s media project that promotes the use of online media to allow Bolivians especially from underrepresented groups to share their stories about their lives and communities, thus deciding how they are represented.

Contrivance and Controversy as Brazilian Media Cover Urban Violence

  18 October 2007

In Brazil last week, it was difficult to find blogs that did not post about the debate over the causes of urban violence. It all began on the web when people “pre-released” the leaked copy of the film ‘Elite Squad’. By now the polemic has reverberated and evolved into a...

Puerto Rico, Dominica: Indigenous Unity

  18 October 2007

The Voice of the Taino People Online reports that the indigenous Kallinagos of Dominica and the United Confederation of Taino People have ratified an historic “Declaration of Unity”.

Bolivia: Bars Burning

  17 October 2007

Mario Duran of Palabras Libres [ES] provides firsthand photos of bars and nightclubs in El Alto, Bolivia that were burned by neighbors, who accused the establishments of selling alcohol to minors and being centers of crime.

Brazil: Reality Film

  17 October 2007

Randy Paul of Beautiful Horizons provides his thought on the latest Brazilian film “Elite Squad”

Americas: The Kick Off for World Cup Qualifiers

  17 October 2007

The road to the World Cup South Africa 2010 began this past weekend in South America. The Global Voices Latin American team joined forces to bring you reactions from across the continent as some teams marked surprising victories, while others felt the sour taste of defeat.

Cuba: Press Freedom Index Ranking

  17 October 2007

Referring to the Reporters Without Borders annual index rating of the level of press freedom around the world, Uncommon Sense says: “Cuba's specific rating almost is irrelevant. What counts is the company it keeps at the bottom of RSF's rankings each year.”

Colombia: Uribe vs. Supreme Court

  16 October 2007

Colombian President Álvaro Uribe is facing an investigation by the country's Supreme Court following accusations that he ordered the killing of a paramilitary warlord sparking a controversy between the head of state and the top judicial court. Colombian bloggers react to public opinions and the way that Uribe is publicly handling the allegations. The Colombian media is the target of attention from the blogosphere.

Argentina: Rosario Blog Day

  16 October 2007

Rosario Blog Day [ES] is scheduled for November 9th at the Centro de Expresiones Contemporáneas in Rosario, Argentina and whose aim is to “generate spaces for exchange and conversations regarding knowledge, ideas and initiatives related to the social internet or web 2.0.”

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