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David Sasaki · April, 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 April, 2006

Venezuela: New CNE Board and Friday Night Fiesta

While Katy explains how the board of Venezuela's Electoral Council (the elections governing body) is selected, Francisco gives some background on the new five board members. Away from politics, Adriana...

Mexico: Review of the Debate

Dark Diamond Network has a comprehensive and articulate summary of the Mexican presidential debate and how each participant fared.

Mexico: Presidential Race Attracts Bumps Up Bandwidth

Boli-Nica reveals that the Mexican presidential race is generating quite a bit of traffic around the web, including a share of anti-Obrador blogs.

Bolivia, Venezuela, Cuba: Morales’ TCP

Evo Morales has announced a free trade agreement with Venezuela and Cuba. A free trade agreement except that it shall be called a TCP, or “Trade Agreement of the Peoples.”...

Mexico: Debate Didn't Change Voters’ Decisions

Two polls taken after this week's presidential debate show Felipe Calderón as the winner despite bloggers’ insistence that it was Patricia Mercado who left in best shape. Another poll, however,...

Argentina: History Finds a Home

Robert Wright explains the etymology of the Buenos Aires neighborhood, Caballito. If in the area, you'll soon have a chance to see the original namesake.

World: Farmer's Market International Parade

Melissa De Leon and Elena Hernandez are co-hosting the “The Farmer's Market International Parade” where participants from across the world post photos of their neighborhood markets, which will then be...

Honduras, El Salvador: Defining Boundaries

Honduras News and Tim's El Salvador Blog both mention the finalized agreement between El Salvador and Honduras over the border dividing the two countries. The decision closes an unfinished chapter...

Guatemala: Mayan Translators

Noting that five Mayan languages are at risk of extinction, Chapinadas tells the story of the first graduating class of Mayan translators from the Academy of Mayan Languages.

Brazil: Portuguese and Indigenous Languages

While Portuguese is Brazil's official state language, M. Bichuetti of The Brazilian Way of Life says that around 180 native tongues are still present. Quoting a linguistics professor, Bichuetti says...

El Salvador: Pro Life Nation

Writing from Antartica, J. Allbritton offers his thoughts on an article by Jack Hitt regarding El Salvador's strict anti-abortion laws. Tim Muth also recently commented on the article, inspiring various...

Costa Rica: Supreme Court to Discuss Gay Marriage

Andrés Duque says that Costa Rica's supreme court will decide next week if a new petition for marriage rights for same sex couples is constitutional. Sergio of La Foto Salió...

Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador: “Abstinencewatch™ Scorecard”

Bob Kellet explains why the Brazilian football club will be happy in Germany this World Cup whereas Costa Rica and Ecuador won't.

Nicaragua, Costa Rica: Immigrant Rights

Immigrants are demanding respect of human rights. That would be Nicaraguan immigrants, living in Costa Rica.

World: Handwriting Meme

John Guzman, a native of Colombia now living in the United States, has started an international handwriting meme. He hopes to attract as much international participation as possible. There is...

Venezuela: Wikipedia Page on Venezuelan Cinema

BlogaCine, or “Cinema Blog” says (ES) that Wikipedia has a page on Venezuelan films (ES) that is growing slowly but surely.

Peru: Looking to the Second Round

Patrice explains the en vogue Peruvian saying, “it now remains to choose between AIDS and cancer.” Boz cites a new poll which has Alan Garcia leading Ollanta Humala in the...

Bolivia: Unity Festival 2006

GlowMain lists the DJ's that will perform at the 24-hour, non-stop, psychedelic trance event (ES) called “Unity Festival,” which will take place the first week of May in Bolivia.

Latin America: Stories Broken By Bloggers

Jose Luis Orihuela is making a list (ES) of stories that first broke on Spanish-language blogs and were then picked up by the mainstream media. Among the stories include Argentine...

Mexico: Paticia Mercado “Wins” First Presidential Debate

Eduardo Arcos live-blogged last night's presidential debate in Mexico (ES). Arcos says it was leftist outsider (and blogger), Patricia Mercado who won the debate. Goleech agrees (ES), but says that...

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