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David Sasaki · December, 2005

Blogger since 2003, I have lived, worked, and traveled throughout most of Latin America. I blog here.

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Latest posts by David Sasaki from December, 2005

Honduras: Last Month's Presidential Election

Teresa Cavanagh has an eye-opening first hand account of last month's election in Honduras.

Guatemala: Giving to the Neediest

The bloggers behind Guate360 did a great service to their country by collecting online donations (ES) in order to buy discounted Christmas gifts for rural children around the country. You...

Costa Rica: Coyol Wine in Nicoya

The traditional Coyol Wine of Santa Cruz and Nicoya is now in season. Costa Rica Blogs advises that you can “hoose from the strong, bitter wine that is milked from...

Bolivia: Evo Morales Update

Both Alvaro Ruiz-Navajas and Eduardo Avila have updates on President-Elect Evo Morales. Speaking of a recent Wall Street Journal article on the Bolivian Election, Jim Shultz says, “This just proves...

Argentina: Remembering Cromañon

Toutatis remembers the first anniversary of the Cromañón tragedy, when 194 concertgoers died in a blaze at the República Cromañón concert venue. Toutatis remarks that the tragedy “has changed the...

Cuba: Blessings from Bamboleo

Farandulera has a video clip of Bamboleo's lead singer, Tanya Pantoja blessing the audience during a show in Havana this past summer.

Brazil: New Year's Superstition

As the clock turns 12 this New Year's Eve, you should be jumping up and down on your right foot. For more Brazilian New Year's superstition, check out “New Year's...

Latin America: Day of the “Innocents”

Mariano Amartino has a summary of blogs “celebrating” El Dia de los Inocentes – the Spanish speaking world's version of April Fool's Day. As such, Definitely Maybe announced that Google...

Mexico: Mexican Community Medicine

Enrico, a medical student in Guadalajara who grew up in Texas, has an excellent four part series (1, 2, 3, 4) on Mexican community medicine and how it compares to...

Haiti: Jean-Juste Has Cancer

Commenting on a Miami Herald article which revealed that imprisoned Haitian priest, Gerard Jean-Juste has leukemia, Boz opines that “the Haitian government should allow Jean-Juste to travel to the US...

Panama: Christmas in Panama

Don Ray is a big fan of Christmas in Panama. Check out that table of food and you might find yourself there next year.

Mexico: The Zapatista Podcast

Anarchogeek notes that “everybody's favorite revolutionary social movement,” the Zapatistas of Southern Mexico, now have their own podcast. Also noted: “It's a good radio program to learn from because the...

Venezuela: Media Cover Up?

Following up on Alex Beech's post on anti-Semitism in Venzuela, Miguel Octavio wonders why he had such a difficult time finding the quote from Chavez. Checking Google's cache, he finally...

Latin America: Pan-American Literary Blog

El Boomeran(g) (ES) is a new group blog by eight critics and writers spread across Latin America and Spain. Sponsored by media conglomerate Grupo PRISA (owners of Spain's largest daily...

Argentina: Novelist Manuel Puig

Jeff Barry celebrates what would have been Argentinean novelist, Manuel Puig's 73rd birthday by picking up his most well-known novel, The Kiss of the Spider Woman. Barry also notes that...

Venezuela: Treatment of Jews

Responding to Alex Beech's post on governmental aggressions against Venezuela's Jewish community, former Ambassador of Venezuela to Israel, Milos Alcalay writes a letter noting the recent shift in stance taken...

Cuba: Tolerance of Homosexuality

Leftside says a new exhibit in Cuba by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe signals an attitude shift in Cuban society regarding tolerance of homosexuality.

Colombia: New Destructive Environmental Law

Adam Isacson dissects a new, controversial forestry law, which was passed through the Colombian Congress “without the congressmen who attended the session having seen the text they were to approve.”

Costa Rica: Cell Phone Insurance a Hit

Costa Rica Blogs calls cell phone insurance a big success. JD Clark has the latest numbers from five major polls regarding the upcoming presidential elections. Former president, Oscar Arias looks...

Brazil: Things that grow in Brazil

Karl, currently based in Teresina gives readers a photojournalistic sampling of exotic fruits from Brazil.

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