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David Sasaki · January, 2006

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 January, 2006

Mexico: Online Library of Chinese Piracy

Wave Making notes that the popular, controversial (and often offensive) blog, Pinches Chinos has celebrated its one year anniversary and takes the occasion to examine the complex feelings Mexicans have...

Panama: Manuel Escala

Leon Kadoch sees a bright future for up-and-coming Panamanian musician, Manuel Escala.

Venezuela: Notes on WSF

Author and activist, Luis J. Rodriguez offers his experience at last week's World Social Forum in Caracas.

Plan Colombia and Beyond: Notes on a Senate staff trip to Colombia

Adam Isacson has a typically meticulous post documenting the visit by Senator Richard Lugar's assistant, Carl Meacham to Colombia where he released a report calling for the continuation of US...

Bolivia: “Washington Week in Review”

Democracy Center director, Jim Shultz spent last week in Washington D.C. where he spoke on U.S. – Bolivian relations after the inauguration of leftist president, Evo Morales. In his notes...

Argentina: Little Press Coverage of Chinese New Yeaer

SaltShaker has a difficult time finding information about the Chinese New Year festivities in Buenos Aires’ Chinatown.

El Salvador: Outpouring of Tributes for Handal

Both Tim's El Salvador Blog and Leftside comment on the outpouring of support at the funeral of former leftist political leader, Schafik Handal. The U.S. – El Salvador Sister Cities...

There is No Festival in Cartagena

The following is an abbreviated translation of a post originally written in Spanish by Colombian journalist, Efraim Medina Reyes at In the most recent issue of the magazine, Arcadia,...

Argentina: Madres de Plaza de Mayo End Marches

Ian discusses the end of the Thursday marches of the Madres de Plaza de Mayo. The mothers of victims of Argentina's 1976-1983 military dictatorship had marched weekly in search of...

Ecuador: Student Protests Grow Larger

After Morgan encountered the tear gas of riot police, Jonathan now says that schools were closed today in Quito after the size of student protests has increased.

Latin America: Festival de Blogs 2005

Festival de Blogs 2005 (ES) is a wiki that links to blogs that participated in “blog festivals” in which participants agree to write about a particular theme. Some of last...

Colombia: Rise of Paramilitary Political Influence

Adam Isacson runs through last week and explains the political gains made by paramilitarists in Colombia.

Costa Rica: Revolutionary Calendar

Batichangó.com has designed a 2006 calendar which is free to download and “100% revolutionary.”

Argentina: Discriminatory Headlines at El Clarín

Toutatis claims that a recent headline at the major daily, Clarín plays on Argentine stereotypes towards rugby players. Not an isolated incident, Toutatis hopes that protests throughout the blogosphere will...

Ecuador: “The Smell of Tear Gas in the Evening…”

Morgan describes what it is like to be caught in a cloud of tear gas after riot police retaliated against protesters who hijacked two buses in anger over a proposed...

Andean Countries: Digital Andean Library

Otto Boye y Arturo Durán introduce (ES) the Digital Andean Library (ES), which makes available to internet users various studies, books, and documents from the Andean countries of Bolivia, Colombia,...

Venezuela: Impressions of Maracaibo

Adam Isacson gives a detailed description of his weekend visit to Venezuela's second largest city, Maracaibo; where he says that McDonald's, Pizza Hut, and Citibank are more evident than pro-Chavez...

Costa Rica: Sugar Cane Energy

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) is looking into sugar cane waste as a source of renewable energy says Bob Glass.

Chile: Bachelet Digital

Bachelet Digital (ES) is a newly launched weblog by incoming president, Michelle Bachelet, which will serve as a measuring stick for her “Digital Agenda: 2006 – 2010″ program. The blog...

Chile: Canadian Blogger Commits Suicide in Santiago

Roberto Arancibia meditates (ES) on the suicide of Canadian blogger, Chris McKinstry in his Santiago apartment. McKinstry was the founder of Mindpixel, a digital mind modeling project. His final blog...

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