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David Sasaki · February, 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 February, 2006

Venezuela, Bolivia: Latin American Conferences in US

Ben Dangl invites readers in Vermont to attend the “Winds of Change in the Americas” conference on Sunday, March 5th while Venezuelan, Miguel Octavio informs his readers of a talk...

Venezuela: 17th Anniversary of Caracazo

Oil Wars remembers the tragic massacre which took place 17 years ago today when “the government of Carlos Andres Perez sent the army into the streets to put down, with...

Venezuela: 90's Poetry and the Magic Middle

Venepoetics links to an anthology of Venezuelan poetry from the 90's. Iria Puyosa says she is little impressed by the top 100 blogs according to Technorati (ES) and is much...

Bolivia: Support for Morales, but not Courts

Eduardo Ávila links to a survey which says that 79% of Bolivians approve of new president, Evo Morales so far. Meanwhile, Miguel Buitrago points to the large distrust of the...

Uruguay, France: A Mix of Grapes and Cultures

SaltShaker weighs in with some hidden World War II history between Uruguay and France and how it contributed to Uruguayan Cognac.

Argentina, Chile: More Free Music

Fernando Casale has more free tracks for indie music lovers. Check out Calostro from Chile and Argentine, Sebastián Kramer.

Mexico: New Report Documenting Mexico's Dirty War

Michelle Dion links to resources in English on the soon-to-be released official report of abuses by the PRI regime in Mexico's Dirty War of the late 60's and 70's. RegioBlogs...

Barbados: First Album Release by Bloggers’ Brother

SunGoddess does an undeniably great job promoting her brother's first album, “Free,” which has been released in Barbados by CRS Music. Links to sample tracks are provided.

Brazil: The Winners and Losers of Carnival

Sangroncito has three descriptive posts on Carnival in Salvador, noting that, “not everyone in Salvador loves Carnaval. For some middle and upper class Soteropolitanos (as citizens of Salvador are called),...

Jamaica: First Female Prime Minister

Continuing the global trend of more female heads of state, Portia Simpson-Miller won elections to become the first female party leader and Prime Minister in Jamaica's history. Although not his...

Bolivia: U.S. Revokes Politician's Visa

Boz, Eduardo Ávila, and Adam Isacson all disapprove of the United States revoking the visa of Bolivian peasant leader and Morales ally, Leonida Zurita.

Peru: A BlogsPeru Screensaver

BlogsPerú has compiled a new community screensaver (ES), which is available for download. As always, they are accepting new, relevant photos to be published in the next version.

Mexico, El Salvador, Peru, Brazil: Poll Numbers

Boz has released his now infamous Friday poll numbers from around Latin America. Tim Muth breaks down the numbers in El Salvador which show the two main parties, FMLN and...

Peru: Presidential Candidate on Same-Sex Unions

Peruvian leftist presidential candidate, Ollanta Humala explained at a recent press conference that he would accept homosexuals to serve on his cabinet says Andres Duque. Fabiola Bazo has more details...

Diary of Negotiations: Argentina's New Experiment in Blogs and Politics

The following is a translation of Mariano Amartino's post originally written in Spanish on Clarín's Weblog Sobre Weblogs Diario de Gestión (Newspaper of Negotiation) is one of the more interesting...

Bolivia: The “Sound Mobile”

Eduardo Ávila has posted a video of his friend, Miguel campaigning in Quechua via a giant speaker attached to the roof of his car in the outskirts of Cochabamba. Ávila...

Mexico, Brazil: Showing of Brazilian Documentary on Bloggers

Alfredo Sanchez (ES) and Eduardo Arcos (ES) both post about the free showing of a Brazilian documentary about bloggers and another about cinema clubs this Saturday in Mexico City. More...

Argentina: Are you from Buenos Aires?

Santiago, an Argentinean living in Brooklyn, New York offers his surefire test of whether or not you are from Buenos Aires.

Chile: French Indie Musicians Visit

For all you fans of floating canines and euro-techno, this is one post that can't be missed. The Chilean music blog, Super 45 – Blog System says that various French...

Colombia, Mexico: Language, Ethnicity, and Idenity

John Guzman pens his thoughts on language and nationality, commenting that not every Latino in the United States speaks “Mexican.”

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