Stories about Latin America from 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.
Juan Arellano of Globalizado [ES] publishes photos of the Señor de los Milagros (Lord of the Miracles) religious procession in Lima, Peru.
Read the liveblogging recaps in Spanish by Juliana Rincón of Medea Material [ES] from PopTech! in Camden, Maine.
Bruno Romani shares the video clip where Brazilian football player Robinho presents his new dribble “You go that way, I’ll go this way”, during the Brazil 5 x 0 Ecuador World Cup Qualifiers game.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Living Guyana posts photos of the progress that has been made on the construction of the bridge that will link Guyana and Brazil.
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”.
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.
Bloggings by Boz provides the latest poll numbers for the Guatmela runoff election scheduled for November 4.
Randy Paul of Beautiful Horizons provides his thought on the latest Brazilian film “Elite Squad”
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.
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.”
Muestra Artistica [ES] describes his own neighborhood of Santo Domingo in Medellin, Colombia.
Cristina Quisbert of Bolivia Indigena [ES] writes about different modes of transportation in the city of El Alto.
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.
From Medellin, Colombia, the Rising Voices project Hiperbarrio [ES] provides its latest update.
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.”
Velvet from PISO TR3S [ES] discusses a mayoral candidate in Medellín that has promised free internet and a computer for every child if he is elected.