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Americas Roundup

Jeff Barry offers an in-depth reflection on the death of 194 young Argentinians who were caught inside the concert venue Cromagnon as it caught fire on December 30, 2004.

Blog de Viajes links to Argentinian tourism statistics for the year 2004 [es] and then questions if Latin America can quicken its pace in promoting tourism [es] and stop slipping behind the rest of the world.

live8 argentinaArgenautas implores fellow ex-pat Argentinians to leave a message on Live 8 List [es] and generates some controversy with a message blaming IMF policy for Argentina's poverty.

Barrio Flores and MABB both write on the Bolivian Congresses agreement to hold general elections on December 4th. Meanwhile, Blog de Bolivia announces a return to regular commentary [es].

Fernando Flores has an excellent (though not complete) list of Latin American blog directories [es]. These (and others) will be added to the Bridge Blog Index soon.

VCRISIS features an article by Marta Colomina comparing Venezuela's Military Intelligence with Pinochet's DINA in Chile during the 1970's and 80's.

Matt Lawrence of Havana Journal writes on the House's decision to block efforts to ease U.S. sanctions against Cuba.

Don Xavier writes up a thorough summary of Ecuablogs 2005[es], which appears to have been a much more formal event compared to other blogger meetups. Complete with links to videos of the conference.

Eduardo Arcos complains of tag spam [es] and asks how to convert a Movable Type blog into Spanish [es] (surprisingly, it appears there is no documentation to be found).

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