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May, 2014

Stories from May, 2014

Quintuplet Birth in Guatemala

  31 May 2014

Guatemalan media is reporting [es] a quintuplet birth in Guatemala City. The babies’ weight, three girls and two boys, is between one pound with 9 ounces and two pounds with 12 ounces, a weight to be expected as they were delivered on the 29th week of pregnancy. They were immediately...

Free E-books: Digital Survival Kit

  31 May 2014

Andrea Collazo publishes [es] on Profesora de Informática [Computing teacher] her first free e-book: Security, browsers, e-mail, office automation, storage in “The Cloud”, messaging, multimedia, image treatament, accesories. Meet the Digital Survival Kit. The kit can be ordered on the post [es]. The post reviewed here was part of the...

Legislating on Open Access in Mexico

  31 May 2014

Saul Equihua writes [es] on Infotecarios about open access in México: On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Mexico moved ahead by adding and reforming the Legislation of Science and Technology, the General Legislation of Education and the Organic Law of National Council of Science and Technology, to promote open access. After...

The Party and the Trash

  30 May 2014

José Arias writes [es] on Habemos Ciudadanus about the issue of trash in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: The thing is that trash and plastic are the result of the weekly party at Bonyé. Regrettable and revealing, once again, of the civic degeneration in spite of the praises to heroic martyrdom...

An Experience with Ciberbullying

  30 May 2014

Arely Torres Miranda writes [es] on Mujeres Construyendo [Women Building] about her own experience with ciberbullying: That's when I understood that I hadn't been part of a social phenomenon I didn't even know how to start addressing, I didn't quite understand that dynamics and, above all, I had no idea...

Wow Madrid!

  30 May 2014

Francisco Javier is rejoiced [es] with the recent victory of Real Madrid Football Club on the 2013-2014 UEFA Champions League. Who remembers what was going on 12 years ago? Well, [we were] watching our team rising the big-eared [as the Cup is known for its shape] some years younger, but...

Culture and Art in Bolivia

  30 May 2014

“Does Bolivia have culture?”, wonders [es] Eduardo Bowles on his blog, and tries an answer: Of course it does, but nobody looks at it and very few try to promote it. The Ministry of Cultures pays lots of money to singers who harp upon catchy choruses, but has never tried...

Environment and Colombian Presidential Candidates

  29 May 2014

Yolima Vargas Garzón blogs [es] on Conspiring for a better world that she invited the candidates in Colombian presidential elections to answer two questions related to environment, and not all of them answered. One of the questions: Are you willing to change country's history by putting the environmental component as...

Reference Services in Library and the Web

  29 May 2014

Samuel Castro Ponce writes [es] on Infotecarios about reference services [es] or librarian consultaton, history, features and evolution: Evidently, synchronized referece services are evolving. Now there is a trend of using 2.0 websites for taking advantages of social networks that make possible sending and receiving information instantly. The same goes...

Colombia: Three Weeks Away From a New Election

  29 May 2014

Madame Web writes [es] on her blog La Lógica de mi Papá about the time left for the second round of presidential election in Colombia: We are three weeks away for the 60% who decided not to vote gets convinced of voting… We have also three weeks for the former-president-now-elect-senator...

Spain, Podemos Political Party for 2015?

  29 May 2014

John McMarlo writes [es] on Hasta el corral y más allá about the performance of new political group Podemos on recent European election in Spain: To me, the moral here is that we are in time for changing things and that we should think this has been a dress rehearsal...

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